Hobo Lasagna

Ahhh, finally back at it!  We had, once again, technical difficulties with our computer so my ability to make new stuff and post it was severely limited.  Now it’s all better and I have for you an awesome new campfire meal idea — Hobo Lasagna.

Normally we make hobo pies with fruit filling and sometimes savory fillings (beef stew, pizza stuff…), but I got this idea to make a lasagna filling.  But I didn’t stop there — I decided to use seasoned butter so the crust would taste like garlic toast.  Oh my, this might be my favorite idea yet!  Take a look at the video, and if you need ingredient amounts, scroll down for the filling recipe.  If you don’t have hobo pie makers, you can easily make this like you would grilled cheese sandwiches on a skillet.  We tried it both ways and it was excellent both times.

Busy Day Lasagna (AKA Hobo Lasagna filling)

1/2 pound (about two cups) uncooked small pasta (like macaroni, ditalini…)

1 pound cooked & crumbled Italian sausage

24 oz. spaghetti sauce (or about 1 quart)

12 oz. cottage cheese (more or less to taste)

8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1.  Cook pasta according to instructions on the package.  Drain and rinse with cold water to cool it down.

2.  In a large bowl, mix together pasta and remaining ingredients.  Store in the refrigerator (or camp cooler) until ready to use for hobo lasagna filling.

Note:  If you want to make Busy Day Lasagna by itself instead of using for the hobo filling, put all the ingredients into a baking dish, top with extra mozzarella cheese, and bake in a moderate oven for about 1/2 hour or until hot and bubbly.  It’s an easy meal!


Seasoned Butter

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

Mix all ingredients well.