Tried & True Lasagna

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Debber

This is THE ONE every bride should have in her recipe box; it is the way to the groom's heart as well as the in-laws! Not soupy or pathetic, but hearty and "come hither!" Plan to bring an empty pan home if you take this to the church potluck!

Top Review by forthefunofit

Easy recipe that is quite filling. I used ricotta and a green pepper and mushroom spaghetti sauce. Thank you for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta and hold in a pot of lukewarm water; set aside.
  2. Brown the meat, then add sauce, soup, seasonings; let simmer for a few minutes to meld the flavors. Feel free to add some water to keep the sauce "loose" --
  3. In a small bowl, mix cottage cheese and parmesan cheese; set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 350.
  5. Layer in pan in the following order --
  6. Three to four noodles, HALF the meat sauce.
  7. Three to four noodles, half the cottage-parmesan cheese (spread dollops out evenly).
  8. Three to four noodles, sprinkle two cups of mozzarella cheese.
  9. Three to four noodles, remaining meat, cottage-parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese.
  10. Finish with remaining parmesan.
  11. Pop in the oven for 60 minutes; let stand 10-15 minutes before serving (easier to cut and serve).
  12. NO COOK NOODLE METHOD: Leave lasagna uncooked; use same number of noodles, just spread them out so they are evenly distributed in their layers. When all layers are in the pan, pour in about 1/2 to 3/4 cup very HOT water around edges. Cover pan TIGHTLY with foil to create a steamy environment. Check the noodles after 1 hr 15 minutes; if soft, remove foil completely (you might want to add a bit extra cheese at this point), pop back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes to get golden brown and bubbly.
  13. NOTE: use any combination of meat or all of one kind--whatever you like!

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a