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. Elizabeth says:

    The spinach, Alfredo, chicken filling sounds great! I’ve always been nervous about trying anything other than red sauce and burger but I’m inspired by you. Thank you!

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  2. Having grown up with grandmother’s, aunts, cousins, and mother that made their own version, I’ve created my own version, which is slightly different each time – make it up as I go along. 🙂

    I’ve always made my lasagne with beef mince or chicken mince and loads of fresh Mozzarella cheese. Here down in the south of Italy, there are so many variations on the theme and it’s even made with small meatballs between the sheets, which also includes the other ingredients and beef mince!

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  3. I used to make lasagne in a tagine of all things for all the reasons you mention and it never went wrong. Then my daughter broke it and I have not made it since. But this recipe looks very interesting,

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  4. This recipe sounds delicious!

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  5. Love lasagne. Looks good.

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