Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#3371 - Lasagna Dip

(by Shirley McNevich)

1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4oz. Philadelphia cream cheese (softened)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 lb. ground Italian sausage
1 cup of your favorite pasta sauce

In a skillet over medium heat add ground Italian sausage--cook/stir until browned and broken into small pieces, then drain off the grease. In a bowl add 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and the 4oz. softened cream cheese--stir until well mixed. Spread the cheese mixture on the bottom of a glass pie plate. In a separate bowl add the drained sausage, pasta sauce and Italian seasoning--stir to mix. Spread the sausage mixture over the cheese layer. Spread 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese all over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until bubbling hot. Serve hot with bread pieces or good quality crackers.

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