Traditional Lasagna

"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!"
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • In a skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  • Add the next seven ingredients.
  • Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, parsley, cottage cheese, ricotta and parmesan.
  • Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  • Layer with 3 noodles, provolone cheese, 2 cups of cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup of mozzarella, three noodles, 2 cups of meat sauce, remaining cottage cheese mixture and 1 cup of mozzarella.
  • Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella (dish will be full).
  • Cover and bake at 375°F for 50 minutes.
  • Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer.
  • Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

Questions & Replies

  1. I put half and half ricotta and cottage cheese mixed together with Parmesan , Parsley and a sprinkle of ground black pepper. I also add my Provolone slices on top of my cheese mix. Then I add i layer of Panko bread crumbs on top. It has a yummy crunchy top! try It next time. I add it to all my Lasagna dishes no m,atter the fillings.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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!!


  1. Amazing recipe!! Loved it. Husband is a meat lover but I don't like too much meat. I substituted the sausage for a whole onion since I noticed that wasn't included. It was wonderful.
  2. Added pepperoni
  3. 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!
  4. The best lasagna I've ever made. I usually substitute more ground beef for the sausage (wife preference) and double the ricotta, cutting down on the cottage cheese.



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