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Easier Than Pie Lasagna

EASIER than PIE Lasagna

This is an easy way to make some good lasagna.
INGREDIENTS: 
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 28 oz. jar of Prego sauce with meat
  • 32 cooked meatballs ground up in a food processor (there are different brands you can buy, but look for the Italian style flavor.)  *OR* you can use 1 pound of cooked ground beef, flavored with Italian seasonings, with the grease drained.
  • 1 pint of small curd cottage cheese
  • 3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Spray a 13x9x2" baking pan with cooking spray.  Spread 1/4 of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom of the pan.
  2. Add enough water to the jar of spaghetti sauce to fill it.  Recap the jar, and shake, distributing the water and sauce.
  3. Lay 3 uncooked lasagna noodles in the pan, side by side, but leave a little bit of room between them.  When they cook, they will expand.
  4. Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the noodles and spread it out with a spatula.  Take 1/3 of the ground beef mixture and spread evenly on noodles.  Take spoonfuls of cottage cheese and lay them on top of the ground beef--using 1/3 of it.  Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, and shake on some parmesan cheese to taste.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 two more times.    You'll have 3 layers of lasagna.
  6. Take some aluminum foil and spray one side with cooking spray.  Lay the sprayed side down on top of the lasagna and crimp the sides, so the lasagna is covered.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.  Remove foil, then bake an additional 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.  This is to brown the top without burning it.  Remove from oven, and let cool for 5 minutes.

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