Wes' Homemade Lasagna

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My husband, Wes, makes the BEST homemade lasagna I have ever tasted!
Prep and cook time does take a while but believe me, the result is WELL worth the effort!

Preparation time: 30-45 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30

Difficulty:
Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

8 oz. Lasagna Noodles (cooked, rinsed & drained)

12 oz. Italian Sausage or Ground Beef (browned and drained)

1 can(10 3/4oz) Tomato Puree

1 can(15 oz.) diced tomatoes

2 cups Small curd 4% milkfat Cottage Cheese

2 cups Mozzerella Cheese (shredded)

6 oz. Ricotta Cheese

1/2 cup Parmasean Cheese (shredded or grated)

1 pakage Spagetti Sauce seasonings

1/2 teaspoon Minced Garlic (divided)

1/4 cup White Onion (minced)

1/4 cup Bell pepper (minced) *any color*

1 tablespoon Italian Herbs (option)

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
or
1/2 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional)

Method

Boil noodles in large stock pot with salted (or oiled) water.

Meanwhile brown sausage or ground beef in a medium or large skillet adding half the minced garlic during the last few minutes (no more then 3 minutes).

Drain.

Add tomato puree, tomatoes, seasoning packet, herbs (optional to taste), peppers, onion, and remaining garlic.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 20-25 minutes, Stirring frequently.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Drain and rinse noodles. In an 11x17 casserole dish, layer noodles, sauce mix, ricotta, cottage cheese, mozzerella, and parmesian cheeses.

Repeat 2-3 times (depending on the depth of dish).

Bake for 25 minutes. (serves 8-10)


***WARNING!!! This dish contains significantly more then the daily recomended allowance of fat! Low-Fat / Non-Fat ingredients can be substituted using equal portions***

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