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For this freezer recipe I always use Italian Sausage. I purchase it at Costco in links, take it out of the skins and cook it. I don’t like grease, so I rinse the meat in a colander under hot water to get the last of the grease off it. This recipe turns out perfect just the way it is without cooking the noodles first. I freeze this in an aluminum deep dish pan.las in pan

Menu:

Lasagna

Spring Greens Salad

Garlic BreadLasagna Plate

Recipes:

Lasagna (Pan 1 deep 9×12 or 2 deep 8×8, This cooks messy, so I buy aluminum disposable)

1 lb. browned Hamburger or Italian Sausage *cooked and drained of fat

8 oz. Lasagna Noodles or 7 noodles

2 c. Cottage Cheese

Mix into Cottage Cheese:

1 T Garlic Powder, ¼ t pepper

¼ c. Parmesan Cheese

16 oz. Mozzarella          OR the equivalent in Italian Blend Cheese 6 Cups

8 oz. Cheddar cheese

32 oz. Spaghetti Sauce

Order of layering:

16 oz.  plain sauce,

4 noodles,

All cottage cheese and ½ the grated cheeses,

3 noodles,

16 oz. sauce with meat,

½ the grated cheeses.

Bake with aluminum foil tent from frozen for about 2 hours at 325° or thawed for an hour at 350°.  Remove foil during last 15-20 minutes of baking. After internal temperature reaches 165° F, set out for 15 minutes covered before cutting and serving. When using an aluminum pan make sure to cook it on a baking sheet.

Garlic Bread

One loaf of French Bread

I split the loaf lengthwise. Spread cut sides with butter and minced garlic. Sprinkle with a bit of salt then put the loaf together again. Slice in 1 inch pieces and you get many small pieces touched with flavor. I wrap it up in aluminum foil and place in the oven the last 20 minutes while the lasagna is finishing.

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