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Simple Sausage Lasagna

When I saw a lasagna recipe that did not call for precooking the noodles, I was anxious to try this time-saving shortcut. Making some changes and additions to suit my taste, I developed this popular dish that I now call my own.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine next 8 ingredients.
  • Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles and a third of the cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  • Bake, covered, 45 minutes. Uncover; bake until a thermometer reads 160°, about 10 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 453 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1245mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

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