Classic Lasagna

susan simons


Just about every cook has their own version of lasagna, I have several I use depending on if I'm freezing it or looking for something quick and easy, but this one is by far my family's favorite.


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1 lb
hot italian sausage
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 can(s)
16-ounce can tomatoes, cut up
1 can(s)
8- ounce can tomato sauce
1 can(s)
6-ounce can tomato paste
2 tsp
dried basil, crushed
1 tsp
8 oz
lasagna noodles
1 Tbsp
olive oil or cooking oil of your choice
2 medium
2 1/2 c
cream-style cottage cheese
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1/2 c
romano cheese
2 Tbsp
dried parsely flakes
1 lb
mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
1/8 c
sharp cheddar cheese shredded

How to Make Classic Lasagna


  • 1Cook meat, onion, and garlic till meat is browned. Drain off fat. Stir in the undrained tomatoes and tonato sauce, paste, basil and salt.
  • 2Cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring often. Meanwhile, cook noodles till tender in boiling salt water with oil added to water.
  • 3Drain; rinse noodles. Beat eggs; add cottage cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan and 1/4 cup of ramano, the parsely, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • 4Layer half of the noodles in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish; spread with half of the cottage cheese filling.
  • 5Add half of the mozzarella and cheddar cheese and half the meat sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan and romano cheese atop.
  • 6Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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About Classic Lasagna

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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