Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Making Use of Some Leftovers

I had some things in my refrigerator that needed to be used: half a package of cooked egg noodles, a small zucchini, and a carton of cottage cheese. I decided to make a casserole, and came up with this:

Italian Sausage Casserole

½ onion, chopped
½ bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 small zucchini, diced
4 sweet Italian sausages
1 tsp. salt
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 8 oz. pkg. cottage cheese
1 egg
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
¼ cup grated Mozarella cheese
6 oz. egg noodles or pasta, cooked
1 cup grated Mozarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350˚. Sauté onion, bell pepper, and zucchini lightly in olive oil till softened; add crumbled Italian sausage and cook until meat is browned. Add salt and tomatoes. In a medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, egg, Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup shredded Mozarella. In a 3-quart casserole dish, layer half of the noodles, half of the meat mixture, the cottage cheese mixture, the remaining noodles, and then the remaining meat mixture. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Top with 1 cup shredded Mozarella and cook 10 more minutes. Makes 6 servings.

It's sort of like lasanga. DH ate two large bowls full, and says he's looking foward to the leftovers tomorrow.


Heather said...

I love it when you can clean out the fridge and cupboards and make a great meal. This looks great!

Patti said...

Looks and sounds great! I did something with broccoli rabe, pasta, and Italian Sausage the other day. I liked it but no body else did!