Make this classic lasagna recipe zestier by using hot Italian sausage or a little milder with regular Italian sausage. Don't be scared off by the long cooking time. The wait is well worth it. It's a great dish to make for a crowd and easy to adjust for varying tastes. The leftovers are even better when reheated the next day.
Start with a skillet and finish with a slow cooker. A saute of onion, garlic and ground beef is simmered with tomato and oregano, then layered in a slow cooker with raw lasagna noodles and a creamy blend of cottage cheese, Parmesan and mozzarella.
A host of vegetables are in every bite of this substantial casserole. Onions, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, oregano and brown sugar are in the sauce, while spinach, cottage cheese, basil, eggs Parmesan and mozzarella make the filling.