Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I got this from my "ex-sister-in-law" many years ago,and I've played with it a bit since.It was the first lasagne I had ever eaten - how weird is that? I was about 24 at the time! She and my older brother were "newlyweds" and invited my whole family over for this dinner,including my husband-to-be. The sauce is DEE-LUUXE,and DEE-LIGHTFUL! I usually make it for Christmas Eve dinner,with salad and a good bread.(and a good wine!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the chuck and onion in shortening till the onion is tender.
  2. Drain excess fat.
  3. Add minced garlic, parsley,tomatoes,tomato paste,and seasonings.
  4. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Mix ricotta/cottage cheese,eggs,salt,pepper and parsley in a medium bowl.
  6. In a 9x13 baking dish or pan,layer noodles to cover bottom.
  7. Add meat sauce,ricotta,and mozzarella slices.
  8. (I usually add some Parmesan and Romano at this point) Repeat layers twice more, ending with a layer of noodles and remaining meat sauce.
  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan/Romano and top with 2 cups shredded mozzarella.
  10. Bake covered in a 350 oven for approximately 40 minutes, or until bubbling.
  11. Uncover,and bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes,or until cheese is lightly browned.
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5 5

This is a GREAT recipe!! I never cooked my meat for lasagna in shortening before, but it really does make a difference. It is GREAT!! I don't think I could do it that often- but every now and then- YUM!!