I CALL THIS "MY FAMOUS LASAGNA" BECAUSE EVERY TIME I HAVE MADE IT IT BECOMES SOMEONE'S FAVORITE LASAGNA..I STILL HAVE FRIENDS CALLING ME YEAR AFTER YEAR ASKING ME TO MAKE IT FOR THEM. THE WHITE SAUCE IS DIFFERENT THAN YOUR NORMAL RICOTTA CHEESE AND ADDS A SWEET AND TANGY MIX TO THE LASAGNA. TRY IT, I THINK YOU'LL LOVE IT!
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I can see why Jannette’s Lasagna is famous: It is one of the best lasagnas I have ever had! The Parmesan cheese tucked inside the layers may just be the secret to its success...
1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large frying pan, brown ground beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Drain meat when done and add back to the pan. Add the spaghetti sauce - just enough sauce to make the meat wet, but you don't want more sauce than meat. Simmer until you are ready to layer the lasagna.
2In a large mixing bowl thoroughly mix sour cream, cottage cheese and cream cheese with 3 tablespoons of parmesan and 1 teaspoon of salt.
3Boil about 12 lasagna noodles; drain them when cooked, usually about 10 minutes.
4You are ready to layer your lasagna! (Use a lasagna pan deep enough for about 3 layers.)
1.) Spoon a small amount of meat mixture on bottom of pan so noodles won't stick.
2.) Layer 3 lasagna noodles topped with a layer of the meat mixture.
3.) Now carefully add a layer of the cheese mixture, lightly dropping spoonfuls and smoothing it out.
4.) Next add a layer of shredded cheddar - enough to coat the white sauce - and then sprinkle with some grated parmesan cheese.
5.) Repeat previous layer 2 more times. (You should end up with the top layer of the lasagna being the shredded cheddar cheese.)
6.) The last layer is the shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the cheddar, just enough to cover.
5Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. At that point turn broil on low until top is golden brown, about 8 minutes.
6Let the lasagna sit out for at least 30 minutes before serving. Cut into squares and ENJOY!!!
NOTE: You can freeze this lasagna for up to 3 months in an airtight container that has been placed inside a freezer bag.