Mama's Lasagna

"This is my Mom's recipe. When she gave it to me I was shocked that it wasn't more complex. It's what I asked for on every birthday! It is very cheesy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Brown ground beef in a frying pan.
  • Add sauce and tomato paste.
  • In a bowl mix cottage cheese with egg, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
  • Cover the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan with a little of the sauce.
  • Layer the uncooked noodles, then cottage cheese mixture, then meat sauce, then slices of mozzarella. Do one more layer in the same order.
  • Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes to an hour to make sure noodles are done.

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  1. Your Mama and my mama must be about the same age. This is the same that we had when we were little. I asked my mom and she said it was the same. She made it with Ragu sauce and to this day, Ragu is my favorite. Thank you for posting this recipe. I served to my in-laws and they said they loved good lasagna. Very simple and very good.
  2. This recipe definately has potental but the family and I found it dry and lacking sauce, by the time it cooked there was none to be found. I would double the sauce the next time I made it. I did add garlic and basil to the sauce for flavor and added 2 tbsp. of parm. cheese since the recipe did not specify. Thanks for sharing I will retry this recipe again.
  3. We like this and it's easy. My guys are CRAZY about garlic, so they sprinked garlic on it after they tasted it. The second time I added the garlic to the sauce. Thank you for sharing. Dianne
  4. So easy to make with the uncooked noodles and they turn out wonderful.
  5. This was delicious.... and so easy. I will make it again!!


I am a mother of my 5 year old beautiful, sweet boy! And a 2 year old gorgeous little girl! I am very fortunate to be able to stay home with them. Yeah I thrive for adult conversation but that's what 'zaar is for right?! I would love to go back to school someday for either interior design, or business and culinary school to start up my own bakery or catering business, or even photography. That would be my dream come true! I married my best friend on June 22, 2003. DH works allllll day(60 hours a week) 5 days a week so I dont get to see him as much as I wish but that's why I cook dinner and treasure dinner time. It's our time to unwind together. We love watching movies together. He's a Star Wars and Lord of the Rings nerd. I love them too but don't admit it often or I will have to watch them every day! I'm a feminest, which it turns out I have been since birth, but my best friend going to school for woman's studies and sharing her knowledge, amplifies it.I would love to see a world where my children aren't condemmed to the gender rolls we give them. My Mom is an amazing cook and I picked up cooking from her, but I really am self taught. I love to experiment and try new things. I'm like a Jewish or Italian mom, forcing people to try everything I make and I don't take "no" for an answer! The whole saying that you are either a cooker or a baker is so not true, I am both! My best friend is a cooker and baker too she makes the best cake you could ever taste! (she won't post the me!!)but she makes some killer meals too! I just love getting a ton of ingredients out, make a appetizer, a meal with three or four parts to it,and then bake a kick a$$ dessert to follow, clean up and have all your family and friends grab a big dish and stuff yourselves, the feeling you get when you finally sit down is, to me, comparible to sex!
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