The Mamas' Lasagna

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Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Cherie Hammond Recipe
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Brentwood, TN (pop. 37,060)
Member Since Oct 2009
Cherie's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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!


Brown meat and onion together. Drain off grease and put meat in a large sauce pan.
Add the remaining ingredients through the water. Then, simmer for approximately 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil the lasagna noodles. Spray a deep 9x13 inch baking dish with Pam.
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.
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.
It will need to sit for approximately 15 minutes when it comes out of the oven in order to set and make cutting easier.

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user Becky Hammond OatsandHoney - Jan 20, 2010
This will be for sure a recipe i make soon! i love cottage cheese in lasagna! Fresh Herbs will make it even better!
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Jan 20, 2010
This sounds wonderful! We like the whole grain pasta, also, and as Rebecca said, the fresh herbs would be great.
user Stephanie Jameson Food4Thot - Feb 17, 2010
I made this last night. Not only is it the first lasagna I've ever made, it's the best that I've ever had. My kids absolutely LOVED it! Thanks for sharing.
user Cherie Hammond Momma_CC - Feb 21, 2010
So glad it made your first lasagna experience a good one!!
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Mar 25, 2010
It was so good! Thanks!

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