Classic Cheesy Lasagna

"This is very good and easy to make. It comes from my 1981 cookbook "Favorite Brand Name Recipes". I have been making this for years. It is a favorite of my family. Please note that I alter some of the ingredients to my taste. I usually add more parsley, oregano, garlic powder, so alter to your taste. Enjoy!"
Classic Cheesy Lasagna created by Atu M.
Ready In:
1hr 20mins



  • In large heavy pan, lightly brown beef and onion in oil.
  • Add tomatoes (put through blender or cut with edge of spoon), tomato paste, water, parsley, salt, sugar, garlic powder, pepper, and oregano.
  • Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cook lasagna as directed on package.
  • Drain lasagna.
  • In 13x9x2-inch baking pan, spread about 1 cup sauce.
  • Alternate layers of lasagna, sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, ending with sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes until lightly brown and bubbly.
  • Allow to stand 15 minutes; cut in squares to serve.
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"<p>I live in&nbsp;Tennessee &nbsp;and am just the ole typical southern cook. I learned from the best, my mom! She has inspired me for years on her expertise dishes. I enjoy challenging dishes, trying new dishes, and coordinating great wines with each meal. I am not afraid to alter recipes to my tasting and have a knack for confidence in the kitchen. By day, I am a medical secretary. I love my family and love to travel. I love to entertain and mingle among family and friends. I am at peace mostly with the beach.</p>"

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  1. Atu M.
    Classic Cheesy Lasagna Created by Atu M.
  2. Iron Woman
    Made this for my bf and his friends. I'll admit, I was a bit nervous about how it would turn out since I'm cooking for him and his friends. I'm so happy to have found this recipe!!!! Definitely scored me some brownie points =) thanks for sharing!
  3. Chef Pollo
    Yaaayyy!! Thanks Melanie for helping my husband and I w/ our 1st lasagna. It looked so good being put together, and we were praying "please don't disappoint"!! You know, how things can look so good and then... Anyway, I grew up on my mum's lasagna and I love it, but this was great too - less greasy even b/c she uses cheddar. I minorly added a bit more oregano and parsley. We were really happy. So thanks again for sharing and helping us develop our skills. Going in the keeper file! Oh yeah, we used ready for the oven pasta which was fine and worked, but not the same as properly cooked lasagna noodle. :)
  4. jewlmaker
    Wonderful lasagna recipe! The whole family LOVED it! I followed the recipe exactly except I added in some italian sausage with the ground beef because we prefer our lasagna that way. Will be making again and again!!
  5. hotpants909
    I added a few other things that I llike to it, it was excellent!

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