German Lasagna Recipe
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
- 2 teaspoons onion salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, optional
- 2-1/4 cups milk
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% small-curd cottage cheese
- 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 jar (16 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and squeezed dry
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
- In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, bouillon, onion salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and white pepper if desired until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add sausage; heat through. Combine the eggs, cottage cheese and remaining pepper.
- Spread 1 cup sausage mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles, a third of the sausage mixture, half of the cottage cheese mixture and sauerkraut and 3/4 cup Monterey Jack. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining noodles and sausage mixture (dish will be full).
- Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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I have been making this recipe since it was a contest winner in the late 90's or early 2000. Can't remember when, but my kids and husband love it and I make it often as requested for birthday dinners and I may make it for Christmas this year! And it does freeze well if you want to make an extra one to keep on hand, but it never lasts long around our house!
MY PICKY HUSBAND RATED THIS "FAIR", MY MOTHER-IN-LAW RATED IT "POOR", AND I THOUGHT IT WAS "AVERAGE". WON'T BE MAKING IT AGAIN. WE LOVE KRAUT TOO.
yes i was skeptical too but if you want a change up to ordinary dinners go for this recipe
When I tried this, I accidentally used a garlic flavored chicken broth instead of the plain, and it made the dish repulsive. It was so nasty that I am afraid to retry it, correct way or not!