Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I finally got this recipe from my Mother after years of begging (she doesn't like to give away her secrets) beacuse I had to make dinner for the family while living at home. My Father says it's better than Mom's.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Fry meat until brown (if using sausage, fry in seperate skillet);drain and rinse under hot water to get rid of excess fat.
  2. Put back in skillet and add eggs,parsley,oregano, and 3 tbsp.
  3. parmesan cheese.
  4. Fry until eggs are cooked.
  5. In seperate pot add onion,garilc,tomatoes,parsley,ba¸Y peppers (if using),wine,beef boullion,tomato paste,brown sugar (1/tbsp. to start),salt,pepper,mushrooms, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  6. Add beef (sausage also if using).
  7. Bring to a boil,reduce heat, cover and simmer 3 to 4 hours.
  8. After about 1 hour taste sauce, you should be able to taste a hint of brown sugar.
  9. If not add 1 to 2 tbsp.
  10. more.
  11. Keep checking over simmering time until you can JUST taste sugar adding more if needed.
  12. When ready to layer add hot water to cottage cheese to make a little runnier (this will enable you to spread it more easily).
  13. Layer as follows: sauce, 5 noodles, mozza cheese, cottage cheese, sauce, noodles, mozza cheese, and sprinkle parmesan cheese over mozza if desired.
  14. Bake in 350* oven for approximately 45 to 60 miutes.
  15. or until cheese is golden.

Reviews

(7)
Most Helpful

best lasagna we have ever had was what everyone said tonight after I made this! Will be making this over and over, very tasty!!!!!!!!

cyndi6064 November 26, 2010

Ok.....I am going to be honest......I don't like cheese (I know, I know, I've heard how crazy I am) so I didn't eat this, but everyone I have made this for has LOVED it! I used ricotta cheese just because it seems to be a bit more creamy. Definetly let the sauce simmer for the full time (maybe even longer) - it is fantastic sauce! Thank you Carmen. Its a keeper!

fourkids June 07, 2009

This was great! I had lost my mom's recipe which was my favorite, but now I have this one! I made the meat sauce up the day before and used no-boil lasagna noodles so preparation the day of was quick and easy - Great for company!

jennifer March 31, 2008

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