Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna Recipe

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Abby Johnson


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1 pkg
lasagna noodles
1 lb
ground beef
onion, finely chopped
garlic clove, minced
10 oz
mushrooms, sliced
14 oz
spaghetti sauce
5.5 oz
tomato paste
1 tsp
1 tsp
dried oregano
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


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

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About Classic Lasagna

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