Monday, January 31, 2011

My Lasagna

So I grew up in Canada and have spent the last handful of years in Ireland - neither culinary strongholds.

Despite that, I make a pretty good lasagna. And it has lotsa veggies in it, so it tastes fantastic and is healthy too. What more could you want? Well a glass of red wine to go with it, but that's up to you. That would be my preference :)

So do you want to know how to make it?

My Lasagna

1 lb sausage
1 lb mince
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic (or less depending on your taste), minced
olive oil
250g cottage cheese
1 package frozen spinach
tomato sauce
lasagna noodles

Brown the sausage and mince with the onion, garlic and olive oil. Once its cooked, add the tomato sauce.
I was a little short on tomato sauce so I added a container or Passata (tomato puree) and a whole bunch of oregano and basil to flavour it up a bit. Let that simmer down for a while. In the meantime, make a loaf of bread, wash the floors, make a cup of coffee and relax. I like to let it simmer for a good while.

Mix together the spinach and cottage cheese and set aside for now.

Once your meat mixture is ready, grab your lasagna dish. Start with a layer of the meat sauce

Add a layer of noodles

Then a layer of the spinach/cottage cheese mixture

Then repeat again (meat - noodles - spinach) before putting a final layer of meat (if you have any left. I froze a bunch to use with spaghetti another time) and topping with cheese.

Then look at the lovely layers you've just assembled

Bake until bubbling and enjoy with a fresh green salad. Yum!!

And its even better the next day :)

Do you like lasagne? Any tips?


Jenn x


  1. Your lasagna looks fabulous-like the layered colours of Italy! :)

  2. I have never seen lasagna noodles so fat before! that's crazy!