This is my basic recipe(at least 24 serving) I make for my Irish/Dutch family. Being Irish I knew little of Italian cooking until I met my lifelong best friend who was born in Italy. Over the years I 'modified' the recipe. I do soak the noodles in hot water and use a little water to 'rinse' out the Prego jars and add it to the meat mixture. I use 2 pounds of ground sirloin, 2 32 ounce containers of ricotta, a pound of fresh thinly slices of mozzarella cheese, a 32 oz. can of Kraft Parmesano/Romano cheese, 1 large container of small curd cottage cheese. This recipe makes four layers.I buy the large tin roasting pans to make it. I put it in a 325 degree oven, covered with foil about 2 - 2 1/2 hours, another half hour uncovered. I make fresh dinner rolled coating the rise bowl with butter and garlic.... more added before going in the oven. All served with a large Italian salad. When they all go home I cut the leftovers into one piece servings... double wrapping in tin foil. I can fit four into a gallon freezer bag. I have two members of the family still at home with me. My 70 year old husband and 42 year oldest, divorced son. Both construction workers. The frozen left overs makes an easy meal, rolls included. Many times this is what is asked for Christmas dinner. Our youngest son, a cook in his own right, makes two Amoretto fudge pies. My daughter make a sheet of apple crisp pie. So easy thanks to my Italian friend. So if you need a crowd pleaser... PhdGramma
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This is my basic recipe(at least 24 serving) I make for my Irish/Dutch family. Being Irish I...