Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the top lasagna recipe in our family. It originally came from a junior league recipe book called River Road Recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat slowly.
  2. Add next 6 ingredients to meat (garlic through tomato paste).
  3. Add one tomato paste can of water.
  4. Simmer uncovered until thick or about 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile combine cottage cheese with eggs, salt, pepper, parsley and Parmesan.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. Also meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles in boiling water until tender.
  8. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  9. Spray a 13X9X2 baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
  10. Place 1/2 of the noodles in the bottom of the pan.
  11. Spread 1/2 of the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles.
  12. Next layer 1/2 of the meat mixture over the cottage cheese, then sprinkle 1/2 of the mozzarella over the meat.
  13. Layer again with noodes, cottage cheese, meat and mozzarella cheese.
  14. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, until bubbling and mozzarella has browned some.
Most Helpful

Excellent meld of flavors! Super dish that the whole family loved. I am replacing the lasagna recipe which I have used for about 25 years with this recipe! Used a can of Italian flavored diced tomatoes and wedge of hand grated parm.Used fresh parsley, oregano, and basil. Thanks Pan Nan for posting this family favorite of yours!

Panino September 03, 2002

I love to eat lasagna, and I'm always looking for a new way to make it taste better than the last one. I will now stop looking. This was truly the best lasagna I've made. I made 4 of them for my daughters birthday party, and they were eatten all gone!!!!!!! Now when I go somewhere and am asked to bring something, they ask for the lasagna from the birthday party.

Suzi Brown February 06, 2004

This was so good!!!!! A real keeper to say the least. Sauce had a wonderful flavor.

PattyLouise December 22, 2003