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my favorite lasagna

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Debbie Quimby
Vicksburg, MS

I found this when looking for a good lasagna recipe to cook for a "Little Italy" fundraiser. It, along with my family Chicken Spaghetti recipe, was a huge success and raised lots of money for missions. This is a very meaty and cheesy lasagna with mozzarella, Provolone, ricotta and Parmesan cheese. It takes a bit of time to prepare but the results are well worth the work.

★★★★★ 1
serves 10
prep time 50 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For my favorite lasagna

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/2 lb
    italian sausage, no casing
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 jar
    (28 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can
    (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 sm
    onion, diced
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz
    provolone cheese, shredded (can use sliced)
  • 1 pkg
    (15 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 2 lg
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 9
    lasagna noodles
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated

How To Make my favorite lasagna

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2
    In a skillet over medium heat, season ground beef and sausage with 1 tsp oregano and garlic powder. Brown meat, then drain.
  • 3
    In a large sauce pan, add spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, and 1 tsp oregano; set aside.
  • 4
    In a skillet, heat olive oil. Saute minced garlic and onions for about 5 minutes. Mix garlic and onions with meat into the sauce and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • 5
    Combine mozzarella and provolone cheeses in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, eggs, milk, and 1/2 tsp oregano.
  • 6
    Layer a 9x13 inch baking pan with just enough sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Lay three lasagna noodles in the pan. Cover with sauce, then with ricotta mixture, then sprinkle with mozzarella/provolone mixture.
  • 7
    Repeat layering. Finish with a layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • 8
    Bake, covered, in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.