Best-Ever Lasagna

READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, brown beef and sausage together over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink. Drain well.
  • To meat, add tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning, capers, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat; simmer uncovered for one hour, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add parsley. Fold in cottage cheese, ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese. Refrigerate until sauce is done.
  • Spray the bottom of a 9"x13" pan with non-stick spray. Spread about 1 cup of the sauce in the bottom of the pan.
  • Place 1/3 of the noodles on top of the meat sauce, overlapping as needed to cover all the sauce.
  • On top of the noodles, layer the provolone cheese slices, 1/2 of the cottage cheese mixture and about 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Place another 1/3 of the noodles on top.
  • Layer approximately 2 cups meat sauce, the remaining cottage cheese mixture and 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  • Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella.
  • If desired, garnish with black olives and green onions scattered on top.
  • Cover and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Uncover, bake 10-20 minutes longer, just until the cheese reaches a golden doneness.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Leftovers freeze well.
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