38. L’s Lazy Day Lasagna

So, lasagna and I have a complex relationship. On the one hand, I am transported by ricotta, sauce, and noodles – the whole thing screams comfort and is an ideal dish for hiding layers of good veggies. However, I seem to manage to mess it up: watery sauce, too crunchy noodles, pans that don’t neatly fit all of my noodle layers.

L, one of Husband’s friends from Americorps, sent me a promising recipe for lasagna for a “lazy day”, and in my perusal of pinterest I discovered an irresistible variation: the lasagna roll-up. With the roll-up, I got the same tasty fillings but hopefully I could manage the baking stage better? The challenge appealed to me. (I have no pictures of it, sadly, but next time I make it, I’ll update the page!)

As always, I made some tweaks to L’s recipe, but the big one was trying “whole wheat” lasagna noodles giving to me by a friend last week. These noodles came out chewier than average noodles, but I appreciated that when I was spooning filling onto the noodle, rolling them up, and filling a casserole dish with them. I even put pepperonis on top!

I would do the roll-up again, and I enjoy the simplicity of L’s recipe, but I’d encourage you to tweak this the second, third, or fourth time you make it – I made it again with a spinach/alfredo/chicken filling and it was lovely! So it goes when revamping and making recipes your own.

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An example of past lasagna messes… delicious but definitely messy.

L’s Lazy Day Lasagne

 

6 ounces lasagne noodles

¼ tsp dried oregano, crushed

one 15.5 ounces can spaghetti sauce

one cup cottage cheese

one 6 ounce package sliced mozzarella cheese
cook noodles in boiling salted water following package directions; drain. Add oregano to spaghetti sauce. In greased 10x6x1.5 inche baking dish, make layers in order half each noodles, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese slices, and spaghetti sauce. Repeat. Bake in oven at 375` about 30 minutes. Let stand 10 min before serving, serves 4.

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5 comments on “38. L’s Lazy Day Lasagna

  1. Linda says:

    Actually, I’m commenting on your Sprouting post which I just read…I’m curious, how goes the garden? I’ve only ever tried to grow a tomato plant. I think we got five tomatoes in all. Hope you’re having better success!

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  2. Thank you for following my blog.I look forward to reading yours.

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  3. Laurie Welch says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    I made my first lasagna about three weeks ago. Like you, I was so worried it would be watery and fall apart on the plate. But I took from three different recipes, made sure the filling was thick and it turned out fine. Except that now I see how many possibilities and variations I can try I may be eating lasagna for months 🙂 Having some tonight, as a matter of fact!

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  4. justbakeit says:

    Thanks for following my blog! I was just making lasagne a while ago, and just had to come in and read your story!

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