Dawn's Lasagna

Dawn's Lasagna Recipe

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Albert Reynolds


Dawn makes this every time the weather starts cooling down. It's a great way to heat your house. And, it makes the house smell good, too. Not to mention the way it tastes.
We hope you'll try it & like it, too.


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8 to 10 normal people, 2 to 4 people with big appetites
2 Hr 15 Min
45 Min


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1 lb
hamburger meat
links of italian sausage.
2 Tbsp
dried, chopped onions
3 Tbsp
garlic powder
15 oz. can, diced tomatoes
15 oz. can, tomato sauce
2 Tbsp
dried parsley flakes
1 tsp
1 tsp
dried basil leaves


24 oz. small curd cottage cheese
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese like for pizza
1 Tbsp
dried parsley flakes
1/2 Tbsp
1 tsp
dried oregano leaves
1 pkg
16 oz., grated mozzarella cheese
1 box
16 oz., lasagna noodles, will have left over noodles

How to Make Dawn's Lasagna


  • 1Meat sauce
    Cook hamburger meat, sausage, dried chopped onion, &, garlic powder. Drain grease & add tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley flakes, salt, &, basil leaves. Bring this to a boil, then reduce heat & let simmer for 30 minutes. Set aside until needed. Reserve 1 cup for later.
  • 2Cheese sauce.
    Mix the cottage cheese, parmesan, parsley flakes, salt,& oregano leaves. Set aside.
  • 3Both of these steps can be done a day ahead of time.
  • 4Put a thin layer of meat sauce on bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • 5In a pot of boiling water, cook each noodle just until it bends. Then, flatten it before layering it in the baking dish.
    Layer noodles in alternating directions. The first layer goes lengthways, the second layer goes crossways.
  • 6After the first layer of noodles, add 1/2 of the meat sauce, then, 1/2 of the cheese sauce.
    After the second layer, add the other 1/2 of the meat sauce & the other 1/2 of the cheese sauce.
    On the top layer of noodles, add the reserved meat sauce(this will be a thin layer) & the 16 oz. of mozzarella cheese.
  • 7Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven until golden brown around the edges. About 30 minutes. Then cover with foil to keep it from browning too dark on top. Cook for another 15 minutes.
  • 8After removing from the oven, let it stand for 20 minutes to settle before cutting.

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About Dawn's Lasagna

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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