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vicki's three-cheese garlic lasagna

Recipe by
Vicki Lloyd
Thurmond, NC

I started out with a lasagna recipe given to me by my sister-in-law probably 30 years ago. Through the years, I have changed just about everything and made this recipe my own. The original recipe didn't have any garlic in it at all, a small jar of mushrooms and only 8 oz of noodles. It also had less hamburger. Anyway, this one is mine and everyone who tries it loves it. My husband swears it's the best lasagna he has ever eaten! Please give it a try! You won't be sorry!

yield 10 -12
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For vicki's three-cheese garlic lasagna

  • 1.75 lb
    low-fat hamburger
  • 24 oz
    garlic & onion spaghetti sauce
  • 15 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1 large
    white onion
  • 8 oz
    jar of sliced mushrooms
  • dash
    salt to taste
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 16 oz
    lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 24 oz
    cottage cheese
  • 4 cups
    mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups
    mild cheddar cheese

How To Make vicki's three-cheese garlic lasagna

  • 1
    Boil lasagna noodles per package instructions. Chop onion very fine. (I use my food processor on the CHOP setting).
  • 2
    While the noodles are boiling, brown the hamburger in a large skillet and drain the grease. Add the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, salt and mushrooms. Allow the sauce to cook together on medium low heat for at least 20 minutes to blend the flavors.
  • 3
    When noodles are finished cooking, rinse them thoroughly in cold water to prevent them from sticking.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large lasagna casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • 5
    Begin by adding a layer of noodles, overlapping them in the dish.
  • 6
    Then evenly spread on half of the cottage cheese.
  • 7
    Sprinkle on 2 cups of Mozzarella cheese evenly on top.
  • 8
    Next spoon on half the sauce mixture and spread evenly.
  • 9
    Repeat above steps beginning with the noodles and ending with the sauce mixture.
  • 10
    Top with 2 cups mild cheddar cheese.
  • The absolute yummiest lasagna you've ever tasted!
    Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.