Baked Lasagna

"This is the top lasagna recipe in our family. It originally came from a junior league recipe book called River Road Recipes."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Brown meat slowly.
  • Add next 6 ingredients to meat (garlic through tomato paste).
  • Add one tomato paste can of water.
  • Simmer uncovered until thick or about 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine cottage cheese with eggs, salt, pepper, parsley and Parmesan.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Also meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles in boiling water until tender.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Spray a 13X9X2 baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
  • Place 1/2 of the noodles in the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread 1/2 of the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles.
  • Next layer 1/2 of the meat mixture over the cottage cheese, then sprinkle 1/2 of the mozzarella over the meat.
  • Layer again with noodes, cottage cheese, meat and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, until bubbling and mozzarella has browned some.

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  1. Panino
    Excellent meld of flavors! Super dish that the whole family loved. I am replacing the lasagna recipe which I have used for about 25 years with this recipe! Used a can of Italian flavored diced tomatoes and wedge of hand grated parm.Used fresh parsley, oregano, and basil. Thanks Pan Nan for posting this family favorite of yours!
  2. Suzi Brown
    I love to eat lasagna, and I'm always looking for a new way to make it taste better than the last one. I will now stop looking. This was truly the best lasagna I've made. I made 4 of them for my daughters birthday party, and they were eatten all gone!!!!!!! Now when I go somewhere and am asked to bring something, they ask for the lasagna from the birthday party.
  3. PattyLouise
    This was so good!!!!! A real keeper to say the least. Sauce had a wonderful flavor.
  4. LuuvBunny
    This is a delicious lasagna.I had a recipe for lasagna before but this one is so much better I threw the old one out!I only had 1 tin of tomato paste so that\'s all I used,it was fine with just the one.I also added a tsp of oregano and made the whole thing a few hours ahead of time.I will definately be making this again.
  5. Gingerbear
    This was very good! I did change a couple of things though but I know that it would have been excellent without the changes that I made. I used a lb of chuck and a lb of sausage. I like to make extra sauce for everything just incase and yes, it was too much sauce. I also added black olives and mushrooms to the sauce and used mostly all mozarella cheese but a little bit of Jack and Coldy too but not much. This is a great recipe and I am going to use this one again. Thank you!


  1. bluemoon downunder
    This recipe sounded so yummy that I doubled it to make lots of meals for my parents' freezer, and I'm so glad that I did. It's delicious! I made only a few small changes: as a garlic fiend, I increased the garlic; and I used an Australian bush tomato spice instead of the tomato paste which always disagrees with me. Then, as I had no tomato paste can, I added wine instead of water. Well that was my excuse anyway! And I added a tablespoon of brown sugar (that was for my double quantity) in step 2. A wonderful lasagna, which I'll certainly be making again. I made it on this occasion for the ZWT2. Thanks PanNan!



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