Lazy Lasagna

Someone asked me what “lazy lasagna” is. It started as a snarky comment I made about a recipe in my parents’ 50+ year old Better Homes and Garden cookbook for “Lazy Day Lasagna”. Instead of making the sauce from scratch, it involves store-bought sauce and stuff like that. Here’s my basic recipe:

8 lasagna noodles
2 14 oz. containers of cottage cheese
2 eggs
parmesan cheese
black pepper
powdered garlic
Italian seasoning
4 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
1 jar pasta sauce (I’m fond of Prego Chunky Garden)

Preheat the oven to 375F. Prep the noodles according to the instructions on the package. Mix the cottage cheese and eggs together with a tablespoon each of black pepper, powdered garlic, and Italian seasoning. (I’m guesstimating at the measurements because I just eyeball it and call it good. Mix ~ 1/3 of a cup of parmesan cheese into the mixture as well.

Assemble everything in a 9×13 baking pan as follows:

4 noodles, 1/2 of cottage cheese mixture, 1/2 of the jar of sauce, 1/2 of the mozzerella cheese, 4 noodles, 1/2 of cottage cheese mixture, 1/2 of the jar of sauce, and 1/2 of the mozzerella cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes and then let it sit for 15 minutes before you eat. I usually freeze portions of it to have on nights when I feel like only using the microwave.