The Mamas' Lasagna

1
Cherie Hammond

By
@Momma_CC

This recipe represents a blend of 3 recipes, from my mom, my mother-in-law and me! Thus the plural name, "The Mamas'"! I'm sure you have your favorite, but I hope you will give ours a try! Enjoy!

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I seriously love the balance of herbs in this recipe! The sauce was so good that I plan to use it the next time I whip up a batch of spaghetti. We used the whole grain noodles as Cherie suggests and were very happy with the way it turned out. Highly recommended! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 21 votes

Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    oregano
  • 1 tsp
    basil
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2 can(s)
    tomato paste, 6oz
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, 28oz
  • 3/4 c
    water
  • 1
    large block of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1
    large carton of large curd cottage cheese
  • ·
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 8
    lasagna noodles, boiled...i like whole grain noodles

How to Make The Mamas' Lasagna

Step-by-Step

  1. Brown meat and onion together. Drain off grease and put meat in a large sauce pan.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients through the water. Then, simmer for approximately 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, boil the lasagna noodles. Spray a deep 9x13 inch baking dish with Pam.
  4. To assemble the lasagna you will alternate layers of meat, cheese, noodles...3 layers of meat and cheese; 2 layers of noodles. The last layer of cheese will only be the Parmesan cheese. Split the Mozzarella and cottage cheeses between the middle 2 layers of cheese. Use as much of the Parmesan cheese as you prefer.
  5. You can make this ahead of time and not bake it until you are ready. When you are ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake until hot and bubbly; approximately 1 hour covered, then 1/2 hour uncovered.
  6. It will need to sit for approximately 15 minutes when it comes out of the oven in order to set and make cutting easier.

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About The Mamas' Lasagna

Course/Dish: Beef Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #comfort-food



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