Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is a good, basic lasagna recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, heat olive oil and cook ground beef until well-browned.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes longer.
  3. Mix in Italian seasoning, sugar, oregano, cinnamon, tomato sauce and tomato paste.
  4. Simmer for 45 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Mix ricotta cheese, eggs, salt, basil, pepper, parsley and Parmesan cheese together.
  7. Set aside.
  8. In a greased 9x13-inch pan, layer noodles, 1/3 of cheese mixture, 1/3 of meat mixture and 2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  9. Repeat layering 2 more times.
  10. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove foil and bake 10-15 minutes longer.
  12. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting into pieces.
  13. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Perfect! I made this for our recent vacation to Manitoulin Island. I doubled the recipe and put both ricotta and cottage cheese in and omitted the cinnamon. I cooked and then froze them. I added a can of spagetti sauce and shredded mozarella on top of both 9 x 12 pyrex dishes before reheating them in the sauna (let it warm all day). It was phenominal!!

ckimberlycook August 02, 2009

Evelyn, this was just awesome!!! Wish I could give it MORE stars!!! So simple to follow...The taste was just outstanding! This is a new family KEEPER in my house!!! I did use Ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese, because Cheyenne prefers it....Excellent recipe! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!!! :)

Stacky5 November 29, 2005