Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This isn't the typical lasagna recipe. There is tomato sauce, but not the heavy "ragu" kind. It's "juicier" than the usual, but my kids (young and old) just love it. This is my mother-in-law's recipe. Try it and let me know what you think! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic; drain off fat.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons parsley, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, basil and oregano.
  3. Heat to boiling, then reduce and simmer, uncovered for 1 hour.
  4. Mix cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon parsley flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. Reserve 2 cups meat sauce for top.
  6. In an ungreased 3-quart casserole dish, layer 1/4 of the noodles, meat sauce and cheese mixture.
  7. Repeat layers 3 more times.
  8. Spread top with reserved meat sauce and the remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until bubbly.
  10. Times are an estimate.

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