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Lasagna Casserole

To make lasagna casserole, You must be careful with the oven.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Casserole, Lasagna, Lasagna Casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 0.667kcal
Author: Akram Chowdhury
Cost: 25

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tbsp teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tbsp teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 pound medium pasta shells cooked and drained
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3 cups cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 24 ounces pasta sauce

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, 3 cups mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and remaining pepper. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Top with beef mixture and spaghetti sauce (dish will be full).
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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Notes

Freeze option: Sprinkle casserole with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.