Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hot and Spicy Lasagna

A few years ago, and I mean quite a few years ago, my daughter was still about 2 or 3 years old, and we had gone to Oklahoma to visit my mother in law.

Hot and Spicy Lasagna

One of the things she made for us to eat, was her Hot and Spicy Lasagna.  I remember that I loved it so much and asked her for the recipe.  Instead of scribbling it down on a piece of paper, she actually bought me her church cookbook, which included this recipe plus a few others from her mother, sister and niece.  A real treasure for me.

Hot and Spicy Lasagna

I love this little book, I think that church cookbooks tend to hold some of the best homemade recipes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Hot and Spicy Lasagna

Hot and Spicy Lasagna
Credit: Pat Bourland

1 lb. hot sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp basil flakes
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chiles
2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
10 oz. lasagna noodles
24 oz. creamy cottage cheese
1/2 c. grated Parmesan
2 beaten eggs
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. parsley flakes
1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, sliced

Brown sausage slowly;  spoon off excess fat.  Add garlic, basil, flakes, salt, tomatoes and green chilies and tomato paste;  simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Cook noodles in large amount of boiling water until tender;  drain.  Rinse;  drain again.

Combine remaining ingredients except Mozzarella cheese.  Place 1/2 of the noodles in 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish;  spread 1/2 of the cottage cheese filling over noodles.  Add 1/2 of the Mozzarella cheese and 1/2 of the meat sauce.  Repeat layers.  Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Hot and Spicy Lasagna


  1. It's only brunchtime, but I'd eat this :D YUMMY

  2. What a great idea as a way to change things up a bit sometimes! xx

  3. This looks delish!! What's the name of the cookbook it came from?

  4. Can you give me the name of the cook book this recipe came from? Thank you

  5. Doug, the name of the cookbook is Heavenly Cooking and it is from the Lutheran Church in Lawton, Oklahoma :)