my favorite lasagna

★★★★★ 12
a recipe by
Jess Weible
VA Beach, VA

I love this lasagna. So yummy, the flavor literally explodes in your mouth!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A gooey, cheesy, and easy lasagna recipe! The homemade sauce is thick, slightly sweet, and a touch spicy. It's the perfect complement to the savory cheesy layer. The heat of the hot sausage in this recipe is totally mellowed by all the other creamy goodness. Easy to follow, anyone can make this and it will be impressive when served. Restaurant quality all the way. We loved this.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 12
serves 6-8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For my favorite lasagna

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    hot ground sausage
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 can
    whole tomatoes (14.5 oz each)
  • 2 can
    tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 6 oz
    water (fill tomato paste can)
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 c
    cottage cheese, low-fat
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lb
    sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pkg
    lasagna noodles (8 noodles total)
  • Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling on top
  • shredded mozzarella, for sprinkling on top

How To Make my favorite lasagna

  • Cooking the lasagna noodles.
    Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil lasagna noodles and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Browning ground beef, sausage, and garlic.
    While pasta is cooking, start the sauce. In a large skillet, combine ground beef, sausage, and garlic. Cook or medium-high heat until brown.
  • Tomatoes, tomato paste, water, 2 Tbsp parsley, basil, and salt added to skillet.
    Drain. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, 2 Tbsp parsley, basil, and salt. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Cottage cheese, beaten eggs, Parmesan, 2 Tbsp parsley, and salt mixed in a bowl.
    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, beaten eggs, Parmesan, 2 Tbsp parsley, and salt. Mix well. Set aside.
  • A layer of lasagna noodles in the baking dish.
    Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and arrange 4 noodles on the bottom of the dish.
  • Half the cottage cheese mixture on the noodles.
    Spoon half cottage cheese mixture on top of the noodles.
  • Half the mozzarella on top of the cottage cheese.
    Cover cottage cheese with half the mozzarella.
  • Half the meat mixture over the cheese.
    Spoon half the meat over the cheese.
  • Lasagna noodles on top of the meat mixture.
    Repeat layers, starting with the pasta.
  • Layers repeated and cheese sprinkled on top.
    End with the meat mixture. Sprinkle the top with extra Parmesan and shredded mozzarella if you have it.
  • Baking the lasagna in the oven.
    Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.