Recipes from Maria's Kitchen

Cheesy Meat Lasagna
Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 Hr 5 min.
Serves: 9

This lasagna with cottage cheese, made with ground beef and spaghetti will fit into your healthful eating plan.

Ingredients:
3/4 lb. extra-lean ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO FAMILY FAVORITES Traditional Pasta Sauce
1 large tomato, chopped
1 egg
1 container (16 oz.) BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
9 lasagna noodles, cooked
1 pkg. (7 oz.) KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided

Directions:
Heat oven to 375F.

Brown meat with garlic and oregano in large saucepan. Stir in pasta sauce; simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in tomatoes. Mix egg, cottage cheese and Parmesan until blended.

Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with layers of 3 noodles, half the cottage cheese mixture, 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1 cup sauce; repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles and sauce; cover.

Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining mozzarella; bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until melted. Let stand 5 min. before serving.

Substitution Tip:

1 container (15 oz.) part-skim ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese.



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