Lasagna Casserole with Zucchini

Lasagna Zucchini Casserole

Lasagna Zucchini Casserole

I had a pound of ground beef to use up and my craving hit: I wanted lasagna.  I wanted a cheesy piece of lasagna Bolognese with slices of zucchini.  I didn’t want to use zucchini as the noodles, they’d be extra texture.  I was going to use Mafalda.  I like to make lasagna soup using Mafalda so making a pan of lasagna with the smaller noodles would be a fun change. Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

We all know how to make spaghetti squash with a spaghetti sauce, don’t we?  It’s a delicious change from eating pasta and of course healthier with less carbs.  My cousin Shirley was over and I mentioned I had a spaghetti squash from the farmer’s market.  Shirley said she remembered my making it with a meat sauce, it was delicious.  I said I’d make it again, but change it up to lasagna.  Basically the same, but with lots of cheese. Continue reading

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

My family has always debated whether lasagna is best when made with cottage cheese or ricotta in the cheese filling.  As a kid, my mom always used cottage cheese.  We didn’t know what ricotta was.  In the Midwest it was considered something sort of “foreign”, maybe vaguely Italian or something.  I loved my mom’s lasagna and continued to use her recipe to make lasagna for my family. Continue reading