Cherie Hammond Recipe

The Mamas' Lasagna

By Cherie Hammond Momma_CC


Recipe Rating:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Cherie's Story

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!

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


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53 Comments

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Donna Kurtz Hardin DonnaKurtzHardin
Nov 21, 2013
This is Wonderful ... Not in anyway do you need to change anything... I like Sweet Italian Sausage I did use a 1/2 lb the next time with ground beef.. Not because of recipe but personal wishes... Great Job..
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Ann Higgins Clese
May 20, 2012
Wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing. Tried it last night & there was barely enough left for lunch. It's the first time I've used cottage cheese instead of ricotta - yummy!
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Rose Selvar potrose
May 18, 2012
Cherie Hammond,
Congratulations on winning a Blue Ribbon for this recipe. I love your picture of the finished product!! LOOKS SO YUMMY!!! I've read all the comments and everyone seems to agree on the sauce. Everyone seems to like it. I have made lasagna with ricotta and at other times with cottage cheese. It always turns out great for me. I, too, love to try new recipes so I will definitely be trying your lasagna recipe. Saving for now. Thanks for sharing. 5/18/12
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Denise Seifried Daygirll
May 15, 2012
LOL, Been there done that! This sauce is good, I am using it for spaghetti too.