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Monday Meals- Major’s Lasagna and Mom’s Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Happy Monday! As we close out this year, I thought I’d share two more family favorite recipes that I’ve made recently. I made my Dad’s Lasagna when my brother and his family came over for a pre-Christmas get together. I made my mom’s Twice Baked Potato Casserole as a side dish for Christmas dinner to go with ham and green bean casserole. Both are easy and delish, so I thought I’d share.

Major’s Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • 1.3 lb ground beef
  • 24 oz Cottage Cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • 20 oz Parmesan Cheese (I use half grated and half shredded)
  • 16 oz shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Oven Ready Lasagna
  • Dried chopped onions
  • Minced garlic
  • 2 jars Spaghetti Sauce

Instructions:

Simply make three layers in a 9×13 baking dish.

  • Sauce
  • Noodles
  • Ground beef
  • Dollops of cottage cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Shake dried onions and garlic flakes on top
  • Sprinkle all the cheeses
  • Repeat and end with sauce on top
  • Bake 25 minutes covered with tin foil at 350 degrees and then 15 minute uncovered
  • Enjoy!

Mom’s Twice Baked Potato Casserole

I’m not sure where my mom got this recipe, but she shared it with me a couple of years ago; it’s a nice twist on regular twice baked potatoes that are a little bit more labor intensive.

Ingredients:

  • 7 medium red potatoes (I had 12-15 smaller ones this last time which worked out fine)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3 cups sour cream (I use way less…as I’m not a big fan of sour cream)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 green onions sliced

Instructions:

  1. Bake cut potatoes for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees in a greased 13×9 baking dish.
  2. Once potatoes are cooked, add other ingredients:
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and bacon.
  4. Dollop (or spread) sour cream and sprinkle cheeses
  5. Top with sliced green onions
  6. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Enjoy

You could bake in smaller dish and layer ingredients, but I’ve always just spread everything out in the bigger baking dish.

I hope you enjoy these recipes and your Monday!

Take care,

Jen

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