Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna Recipe

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  • 1 pkg
    lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • 10 oz
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 14 oz
    spaghetti sauce
  • 5.5 oz
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1 c
    cottage cheese
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 pkg
    mozzarella, slices
  • 1 pkg
    spinach, thawed and drained

How to Make Classic Lasagna


  1. Cook lasagna in a large quantity of boiling water until just barely tender;
  2. Drain off most of water.
  3. Add ice cubes to stop cooking.
  4. Allow lasagna to stand in cold water to prevent pasta sticking together.
  5. In a saucepan, brown meat with onion and garlic.
  6. Drain off fat.
  7. Cook over low heat, covered, for about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in mushrooms with liquid, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and oregano.
  9. Simmer 15 minutes.
  10. Combine egg with spinach, cottage and parmesan cheeses.
  11. Spread 1/3 of meat sauce in 13x9 inch baking dish.
  12. Cover 1/4 of lasagna (about 5 overlapping strips.)
  13. Alternate another 1/3 of sauce and 1/4 of lasagna.
  14. Spread spinach mixture over pasta and cover with 1/4 lasagna strips.
  15. Top with remaining sauce and pasta.
  16. Arrange mozzarella cheese on top.
  17. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  18. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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About Classic Lasagna

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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