Absolute Best Ever Lasagna

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'

My family's favorite. This is a very meaty lasagna. We prefer it with cottage cheese, but you can easily substitute ricotta.

Top Review by mom of 4

WOW!!! This was absolutely the BEST!!! I made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious. My DH had 2 BIG helpings and he LOVED it!! Definately something I will make again and again. I followed the recipie exactly and added just a bit of sugar to the sauce. I always do to tomato sauces. BRAVO.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic.
  2. Add salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, basil, chopped tomatoes with juice, and tomato paste; stirring until well mixed.
  3. Cover and simmer 1 hour (or longer,but watch for getting too dry).
  4. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  5. Spray a 13 x 9" baking pan with cooking spray.
  6. Combine cottage cheese, eggs, pepper, 2 tablespoons parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 1lb of mozzarella cheese; In a lasagna pan, layer noodles, meat sauce, and cheese mixture; repeat.
  7. Top off with layer of noodles; sprinkle evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese; make sure to cover noodles completely.
  8. Bake at 375F for 40-60 minutes, or until cheese mixture is thoroughly melted. (I cover w/ foil for about 40 minutes, then uncover for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Let sit for 15-20 minutes before cutting and serving.

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