Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the lasagna I grew up eating, and it is definitely my favorite. My half-Italian husband sneers at some of the ingredients, but it's really easy to make, and very tasty--and my husband always has seconds.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Note: I'm estimating on the amounts of noodles and cheese.
  2. The recipe says half a package of noodles, and 1 package of cheese.
  3. I buy the standard size box of noodles you get in the grocery store, and use however many noodles fit in the pan.
  4. I also buy pre-grated mozzarella.
  5. Sometimes I throw in some grated parmesan.
  6. Like any lasagna recipe, this one is adaptable.
  7. Brown ground beef.
  8. Add sloppy joe mix and tomato sauce.
  9. Boil noodles 8 minutes, according to package directions.
  10. In a casserole dish, layer meat sauce, noodles, cottage cheese, mozzarella, and meat sauce again.
  11. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  12. Top with mozzarella.
  13. Bake for one hour at 375.

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