My Favorite Lasagna

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Jess Weible

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@jweiblej

I love this lasagna. So yummy, the flavor literally explodes in your mouth!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A gooey, cheesy, and easy lasagna recipe! The homemade sauce is thick, slightly sweet, and a touch spicy. It's the perfect complement to the savory cheesy layer. The heat of the hot sausage in this recipe is totally mellowed by all the other creamy goodness. Easy to follow, anyone can make this and it will be impressive when served. Restaurant quality all the way. We loved this. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 12 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    hot ground sausage
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 can(s)
    whole tomatoes (14.5 oz each)
  • 2 can(s)
    tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 6 oz
    water (fill tomato paste can)
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 3 c
    cottage cheese, low-fat
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 lb
    sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pkg
    lasagna noodles (8 noodles total)
  • ·
    Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling on top
  • ·
    shredded mozzarella, for sprinkling on top

How to Make My Favorite Lasagna

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil lasagna noodles and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, start the sauce. In a large skillet, combine ground beef, sausage, and garlic. Cook or medium-high heat until brown.
  3. Drain. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, 2 Tbsp parsley, basil, and salt. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, beaten eggs, Parmesan, 2 Tbsp parsley, and salt. Mix well. Set aside.
  5. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and arrange 4 noodles on the bottom of the dish.
  6. Spoon half cottage cheese mixture on top of the noodles.
  7. Cover cottage cheese with half the mozzarella.
  8. Spoon half the meat over the cheese.
  9. Repeat layers, starting with the pasta.
  10. End with the meat mixture. Sprinkle the top with extra Parmesan and shredded mozzarella if you have it.
  11. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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About My Favorite Lasagna

Course/Dish: Pasta Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian



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