Last night in the very late hours of the night, I made a lasagna. Don't ask me why I decided to make lasagna at 11pm on a Thursday. I just did. And I ate some, then went to bed on a full stomach. So not good. But the lasagna was! And totally worth it because now I don't have to cook dinner tonight!
First you make the sauce. This is a meat lovers sauce, however you are welcome to omit the meat and just make a veggie filled marinara sauce. But my husband wants meat in his lasagna, so I went with this route.
The meat should be completely browned by now.
Sauce is good to go! I let it simmer on low while I prepare the rest of the ingredients!
Now get your layering station ready! You will need 1 large lasagna tray or dish, Your cheese, your sauce, your noodles, 1 container cottage cheese (Trust me!!), 4 large handfuls baby spinach. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
First layer is the sauce
Second layer is the noodles
Spread that cottage cheese on
Sprinkle some Mozzarella/Romano cheese mixture over that
And all the spinach. It may look like a lot but it shrinks like crazy in the cooking process
Generous layer of sauce
Top with the rest of the cheese
Saucy! Now bake for 45min-1 hour. Make sure you place a baking sheet under your lasagna.
This will save you cleaning your oven later!
I can't wait to eat this for dinner (again) tonight!