Mock Lasagne Casserole

*Mock Lasagne Casserole*
Serves 3 to 4

A smaller sized casserole for a smaller family.  Can easily be doubled.

1/2 pound well flavoured sausages, skins discarded and meat crumbled
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
225ml tomato passatta (1 cup, tomato sauce)
60ml water (1/4 cup)
1/2 tsp each dried basil, dried oregano, onion powder, garlic granules
salt and black pepper to taste
100g dry macaroni (Uncooked, 1 cup)
175g cottage cheese (3/4 cup)
90g grated four cheese blend
 
Brown the sausage meat and onion in a heavy bottomed skillet.  Drain fat off.  Add the tomato sauce, herbs, seasonings, etc. Stir in the water and bring to the boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.  Cook the macaroni according to the package directions.  Drain well.

Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Butter a small casserole dish.

Layer in the ingredients as follows:  1/2 each macaroni, meat sauce, cottage cheese, four cheese blend and then repeat, ending with sheese.    Bake for half an hour.  Serve hot.



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