Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Something different: tuna + lasagna

This is cheesy tuna lasagna with mushrooms and basil. The base recipe came from our cute niece Cassidee, who is a great cook. It's comfort food, of course, with all that cheese. This dish is a snap to throw together, and our family really enjoys it!


9 lasagna noodles
2 5-ounce cans tuna, drained
1 10.5-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. plus 1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 c. cottage cheese
8 ounces sliced mushrooms (optional)
2 c. shredded cheese (I have used mozzarella or cheddar)
1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil lasagna noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, mix tuna, soup, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, 1 teaspoon basil, and pepper.

Spread about 3/4 cup of tuna mixture onto bottom of greased 9x13 pan. Lay down three noodles, then layer as follows: 3/4 cup of tuna mixture, 3/4 cup cottage cheese, 4 ounces mushrooms, 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Lay down three more noodles, then repeat layering process. End with last three noodles, then top with remaining shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon basil.

Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand about 15 minutes so sauce can thicken.

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