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my favorite lasagna

(13 ratings)
Blue Ribbon 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 layers. The heat of the hot sausage in this recipe is 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
(13 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 1 Hr 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For my favorite lasagna

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

How To Make my favorite lasagna

  • Cooking the lasagna noodles.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Browning ground beef, sausage, and garlic.
    While the pasta is cooking, start the sauce. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine the ground beef, sausage, and garlic. Cook and cook until the meat is browned. Drain.
  • Tomatoes, tomato paste, water, 2 Tbsp parsley, basil, and salt added to skillet.
    Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, 2 Tbsp of the parsley, basil, and 1 tsp salt to the meat mixture. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Cottage cheese, beaten eggs, Parmesan, 2 Tbsp parsley, and salt mixed in a bowl.
    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the cottage cheese, eggs, Parmesan, and remaining 2 Tbsp parsley and 1 tsp 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 the cottage cheese mixture on top of the noodles.
  • Half the mozzarella on top of the cottage cheese.
    Cover the cottage cheese with half the sliced mozzarella.
  • Half the meat mixture over the cheese.
    Spoon half the meat sauce over the cheese.
  • Lasagna noodles on top of the meat mixture.
    Repeat the layers, starting with the pasta.
  • Layers repeated and cheese sprinkled on top.
    End with the meat sauce. Sprinkle the top with extra Parmesan and shredded mozzarella.
  • Baking the lasagna in the oven.
    Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.