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yummy homemade lasagna

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Victorya Richard
Houma, LA

This is the best lasagna I have ever made! I was out of ricotta cheese one day (I've never been a fan of ricotta anyways) but I had some cottage cheese in the fridge so decided to substitute that for the ricotta. Oh my that was the best decision I could have made. This recipe has gotten me so many compliments and I've been told it's the best they have ever had as well. I've finally decided to share this so I really hope you all love it and enjoy it as much as my family and I do. :)

(1 rating)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For yummy homemade lasagna

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, plus extra for the pan
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can
    (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can
    (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can
    (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 box
    (8 oz) no boil lasagna noodles
  • 2 lg
  • 2 c
    cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan
  • 2 tsp
    freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    seasoning salt (i use tony chaceres cajun seasoning)
  • 1
    (8 oz) bag shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1
    (8 oz) bag shredded cheddar cheese

How To Make yummy homemade lasagna

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • 2
    In a large saute pan, over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and saute meat, onion and garlic until meat is browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon or spatula. Drain pan of fat and add stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, then mix in cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper and seasoning salt.
  • 4
    Spread a little of the meat sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan. Lay half the noodles in the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping by 1/2 inch. Spread half the egg and cottage cheese mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle half the mozzarella and cheddar evenly over the cottage cheese mixture. Pour half the meat sauce on top. Repeat layering in same order. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Parmesan on top.
  • 5
    Bake in center of oven 35 minutes until sauce is bubbling around the edges. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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