By Carrie Ann on June 29, 2002
Photo by FrenchBunny
Photo by FrenchBunny
"This recipe by Lorri Foockle won "Grand Prize" in a "Taste of Home" magazine. With five kinds of cheese it is by far THE BEST lasagna I've ever tasted!"
Serving Size: 1 (306 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"Very Good! Easy! I made ahead of time and put in the refridgerator. It came out so yummy! I even forgot to put in the provolone. I'll bet it even taste better if that is possible."
"This recipe is extremely good and rich in flavor. My oldest, who is a great fan of lasagna tried to eat the entire pan. This is definately a winner. Thanx for posting."
"Made this tonight for dinner and got rave reviews all around. We're not usually fussy about lasagna but everyone agreed that this was the best lasagna any of us had tasted in a long time. Followed the directions exactly. Great recipe. Thanks!"
"This was delicious. I made it for my Bday and every there loved it. There was only 5 of us and one pan almost wasnt enuff. The only change I made was that I used all ricotta and no cottage cheese. I thought it tasted a little dry, but everyone else thought it was great. Thanks!"
"Fantastic Carrie Ann!! This was my very first (homemade, not from a bottle of spaghetti sauce) lasagna and it was just super!! I looked at and read atleast 50 other lasagna recipes and picked this one, thanks goodness because it really was super. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect. A little time consuming but not difficult at all. My Mother-in-law mumbled "this is better than mine". Thanks!!"
"My kids didnt think I could make lasanga like my ex-wife. WRONG. This was a very full flavored recipe. I used bulk Italian sausage instead of the pork and did add water to the sauce as it was simmering. I simmered the sauce 2 hours and it made the house smell great. One last thing. I added some red pepper flake for a little bite. Thanks for a great recipe."
"Wow is this good. The sauce is really thick plus like someone else said it spatters alot while simmering - make sure you stir it OFTEN. This sauce has so much flavor but yet it doesn't have any onions - my daughter loves that. Everybody liked this young and old. The best lasagna recipe I've tried yet. Like others have said, it has alot of good sauce flavor without the dish being too wet/saucy which some may not like, but you can always add more tomato sauce to it during the simmering stage."
"This was delicious!! Made for a cousin's birthday. Used turkey sausage and 16 oz. cottage cheese and 15 oz. ricotta cheese. Thanks so much for sharing!! :O)"
"Very good lasagna, did use half cottage cheese and half ricotta, and used only ground beef,don't care for sausage that much, if sauce is to thick add alittle water or more tomato sauce, thanks for the recipe"
"This deserves 5 stars. I made this for our Christmas Eve dinner. It was the bomb. Even hubby liked it and he only likes his recipe. I am not a big lasagna fan, until now that is. Thank you Carrie Ann for making my Christmas."
"add some spinach and this is my favorite lasagna recipe! thank you for posting this one!"
"This recipe is definitely excellent! I love the pasta sauce! I might use it in other recipes. The only thing I changed was I added onions. Mmmmmm!"
"This is an absolutely beautiful lasagna! I don't mean it just looks good; from the aroma when it is cooking to the last bite it is incredible! I used italian sausage along with the ground beef, otherwise I followed the recipe. I put both the meat sauce and cheese mixture together in the morning and let them sit in the fridge. That evening I boiled the noodles, put everything together and put it back into the fridge. The next day I let the lasagna sit out for about 45 minutes and then cooked as directed. Delicious! Everyone was oohing and ahhing. After they ate they were moaning, cause they eat so much!"
"Outstanding! I have made this several times, each time to rave reviews. I only made a couple of minor changes, as others suggested; sauteed onion and garlic first, then added the meat. I also used more mozzarella, but that's a personal preference."
"I love lasagna and love trying different recipes sometimes from my own....and this one did not let me down...It was absolutely delicious !!! I didn't do too much different than how the recipe is written. I did use an extra clove of garlic and a small chopped onion. I had sauteed them along with the meats. And as another reviewer had done, I had used 16oz Cottage Cheese and 15oz Ricotta. This just makes it so there is no little bits of leftovers of those cheeses. Plus I used 5 cups of the mozzarella...only because I love cheese and it didn't seem enough with just 1 cup on top. And I only had 15 oz cans of tomato sauces so I had used 2 for a total of 30 oz instead of 24 oz. I found I had to put on a cover lightly over the sauce while it was simmering because it was spitting all over the place. (ouch) The flavors were so great together and made this a fantastic lasagna. We were only two for lunch but I always freeze the rest in portions for 2 people and they always turn out fantastic when reheated.
I didn't finish my review and it got submitted ..while I was still typing and wouldn't let me back in to finish.....grrrr..... But would like to say thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Carrie...we love it."
"Followed the recipe exactly as stated and it turned out fabulous! Finally found a perfect lasagna recipe and was asked by my husband to never change it. We served it with some hot garlic bread and a salad and everyone at the table raved. Thanks."
"This recipe was wonderful. I think the sauce made a huge difference. The lasagna layered perfectly and was not soupy at all. I think we have all had lasagna that was either too dry or way too soupy. This lasagna was neither. It hit it right on the mark. I mean it when I say the sauce made the difference. It was thick and held up nicely and was also flavorful and sweet. I added a little more garlic (4 cloves instead of two). This was just out of personal preference. This dish was very much enjoyed by my family. My Mother said it was the best lasagna she has ever tasted and my Brother had seconds. My Dad, who is known for putting ketchup on everything, refrained from adding ketchup to this meal. You know you've done well when he goes without ketchup. I'm definitely going to share this recipe with my colleagues, and will most likely make this the next time I have dinner with my soccer team.
This recipe is a winner!"
"Excellent & super tasty lasagna recipe! I used homemade pasta sheets and mixed spinach and mushrooms in the cheese mixture. This sauce will be great for pizza and other italian pasta dishes. It will get a lot of use in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing."
"So good! My husband and his best friend ate half of it in one sitting! They said it was the best lasagna they'd ever had! The consistency was perfect! I used italian turkey sausage instead of pork and they loved that it is super meaty. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Great tasting but I found it a little dry and not nearly enough meat sauce (although some of the guests thought the consistency was perfect). Personally I like my lasagna a little more soupy so next time I'll increase the amount of sauce I make. I'll add a little extra sauce to the lasagna itself and reserve the rest of the extra sauce so the people who like their lasagna soupy can ladle a few spoonfuls over their chunk."