Tennessee Lasagna by Dinah Shore

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a recipe by Dinah Shore. I got it many years ago. It is a very different Lasagna than what I was making, and a nice change of pace. It's not what you were expecting in a lasagna

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare macaroni as directed on package.
  2. For Sauce:.
  3. Brown onion and garlic in oil; add celery and green pepper. Cook until softened. Remove from pan.
  4. Add ground beef to pan and brown well. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, pinch oregano, mushrooms, and then onion mixture. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  5. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  6. Simmer low for 1 hour, or until sauce blends.
  7. In a large casserole dish, assemble by putting a layer of cooked macaroni; dot with butter, add 1/2 of cheese cubes, and then layer of sauce. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  8. Then add another layer of macaroni, butter and cheese cubes.
  9. Finish with a layer of sauce;top with Parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake in 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted inside and dish is thoroughly heated.
  11. This can be prepared ahead.


Most Helpful

Thanks so much for posting this recipe.........I found it many years ago in an old cookbook. Tennessee Lasagna is a great comfort-food casserole to serve any time, but especially on chilly nights. That Dinah shore was a great cook and wonderful personality.

linguinelisa April 18, 2011

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