An old stand by that is great for a tailgate party
1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
1 cup lasagna tomato sauce (see below)
1 cup low fat cottage cheese or ricotta or cream cheese
1 cup partially skim mozzarella, shredded
Step 1: Cook the sausage, add the tomato sauce and simmer until it thickens a bit, about 3-5 minutes.
Step 2: Spread the cottage cheese over the bottom of a baking dish, followed by the sauce and finally the mozzarella.
Step 3: Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the top is a light golden brown and the sides are bubbling, about 15-20 minutes.
Step 4: Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the top is a light golden brown and the sides are bubbling, about 15-20 minutes.
Step 5: Option: Use ground beef or Italian sausage instead of ground turkey or omit the meat entirely.
Step 6: Option: Use marinara sauce or your favourite tomato sauce instead of making the lasagna sauce from scratch.
Step 7: Lasagna Sauce
Step 8: A simple and tasty tomato sauce that is perfect for pasta, pizzas, lasagna, etc.
Step 9: 1 tablespoon oil
Step 10: 1 onion, diced
Step 11: 2 cloves garlic, chopped
Step 12: 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Step 13: 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed (optional)
Step 14: 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
Step 15: 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)
Step 16: 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or oregano
Step 17: 1 bay leaf
Step 18: 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
Step 19: 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
Step 20: salt and pepper to taste
Step 21: 1 tablespoon basil, chopped (optional)
Step 22: Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Step 23: Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and fennel and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
Step 24: Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, italian seasoning, bay leaf, paprika, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, simmer until until it thickens, about 5 minutes, and then mix in the basil and remove from heat.