The Mamas' Lasagna

Cherie Hammond Recipe

By Cherie Hammond Momma_CC

This recipe represents a blend of 3 recipes, from my mom, my mother-in-law and me! Thus the plural name, "The Mamas'"! I'm sure you have your favorite, but I hope you will give ours a try! Enjoy!


Recipe Rating:
 19 Ratings
Cooking Method:
Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I seriously love the balance of herbs in this recipe! The sauce was so good that I plan to use it the next time I whip up a batch of spaghetti. We used the whole grain noodles as Cherie suggests and were very happy with the way it turned out. Highly recommended!

Ingredients

1 lb
ground chuck
1
medium onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic, crushed
2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
oregano
1 tsp
basil
1/4 tsp
pepper
1 Tbsp
sugar
2 can(s)
tomato paste, 6oz
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes, 28oz
3/4 c
water
1
large block of mozzarella cheese, shredded
1
large carton of large curd cottage cheese
grated parmesan cheese
8
lasagna noodles, boiled...i like whole grain noodles


Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown meat and onion together. Drain off grease and put meat in a large sauce pan.
2
Add the remaining ingredients through the water. Then, simmer for approximately 45 minutes.
3
Meanwhile, boil the lasagna noodles. Spray a deep 9x13 inch baking dish with Pam.
4
To assemble the lasagna you will alternate layers of meat, cheese, noodles...3 layers of meat and cheese; 2 layers of noodles. The last layer of cheese will only be the Parmesan cheese. Split the Mozzarella and cottage cheeses between the middle 2 layers of cheese. Use as much of the Parmesan cheese as you prefer.
5
You can make this ahead of time and not bake it until you are ready. When you are ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake until hot and bubbly; approximately 1 hour covered, then 1/2 hour uncovered.
6
It will need to sit for approximately 15 minutes when it comes out of the oven in order to set and make cutting easier.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #comfort-food