My Beef Lasagna

Karla Everett


I love making this lasagna , it has 6 different cheeses in the layers , sometimes I will even add a layer of pepperoni too.

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★★★★★ 4 votes
8x11" pan
20 Min
45 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Classic winter comfort food! The flavors blend so well together and I loved the addition of cottage cheese rather than ricotta. What I really love, though, is the unique way to boil the noodles. Genius... I may never go back to my old way again!


1 lb
lean hamburger ; cooked & drained
1 large
onion ; diced
1 1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
dried basil
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
1 Tbsp
dried oregano
salt and pepper
3 (6oz) can(s)
tomato paste
1 1/2 can(s)
14 1/2 oz
diced tomatoes
2 1/4 oz
black olives ; sliced
lasagna noodles
24 oz
cottage cheese, small curd
2 c
shredded cheese blend (monterey jack, cheddar,queso quesadilla & asadero cheese)
1 lb
mozzarella cheese


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1In a large frying pan cook the hamburger and onions until the hamburger is completely cooked and the onions are tender , lightly season with garlic powder and salt & pepper.

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2To the cooked meat mixture add the spices, tomato paste , diced tomatoes , black olives and the cans of water and mix together.

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3Simmer the sauce on medium low heat for 30 minutes.

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4Meanwhile place your dry lasagna noodles in a 8x11" dish and pour BOILING HOT water over top of them to get them to soften up. ( This is an easy way to keep the noodles intact for assembly) Drain once they have softened. Takes about 20 minutes or so , it's alright if they are aldente')

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5Prepare your mozzarella cheese into thin slices.

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6Start the assembly of your lasagna with sauce mixture on the bottom of an 8x11" dish.

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7Than take 4 of the softened lasagna noodles and layer on top of the sauce.

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8Than layer 1/2 of the container of the cottage cheese on top noodles.

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9Top the cottage cheese layer with the slices of mozzarella cheese.

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10Repeat all the layering steps and top the final step with the blended cheese mixture.

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11Bake in a preheated oven @ 350° for 45 minutes. Let sit and rest for atleast 10 minutes before you cut into the baked lasagna....enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Perfect Pastas
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #lasagna