Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
I took others advice and added some garlic! very quick and easy dish!
Nice, hearty casserole that will feed a crowd!
This recipe was an excellent starting point but with salt, pepper, and parsley being the only seasoning/herbs suggested, I knew it would be bland if I made it as directed. I substituted ricotta for the cottage cheese because I couldn't bring myself to do that to lasagna. I seasoned my beef with adobo as cooked it, added 4 cloves of garlic after the onion was nearly finished, and added more adobo and some Italian seasoning when mixing I got to the mixing stage. I mixed EVERYTHING together, instead of making a layered dish. This came out so well! Extremely simple and a total crowd pleaser.
This is really a version of baked ziti, but whatever you choose to call it, it's awesome. I added hot Italian sausage, as recommended below. I didn't have shells, so I used penne (which made it even more ziti-like). My husband and I both loved it, and I'll absolutely be making this again. Thanks for the great recipe!
I added hot Italian sausage to this recipe and it takes it to the next level! Really delicious.
Where is the spaghetti sauce in the ingredients! Major fail editors!
I loved this recipe. I did tweak it a little bit. I added lots of garlic (I’m a garlic lover) and I did a lot more cheese!!:) I also added about 2 cups of ricotta and it was very very good! Thank you for this recipe! Very quick and easy to make! Definitely going on the monthly menu in my house!
Thank you for putting this recipe my fiancé wanted me to prepare this his mom used to make it. And I needed a little clarity on the recipe overview he provided. Anyway some of these comments have to stop! Obviously if you could cook you wouldn’t be on here harassing a recipe.
If you don't like the recipe with the ingredients used, then move on. I don't care if you're Italian and would never use cottage cheese or you don't like this being referred to as lasagne - since I' Portuguese it really doesn't matter to me or the many that have complimented this recipe. Thank you to the home cook for submitting this recipe!
I used ricotta and would consider some spinach next time. Like the suggestion below to mix together then add to casserole dish or add in layer by layer. Easy and quick, yummy weeknight meal