Uncle Bill's Marvelous Lasagna

READY IN: 2hrs




  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying, add ground beef and fry until cooked, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Drain off any fat and discard.
  • Add remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan, chopped onions and garlic and saute' for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped celery, diced green and red peppers, sliced mushrooms, chopped zucchini, and saute' until vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add grated carrots, cover and cook until carrots are limp, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer this mixture to a large cooking pot.
  • Add tomatoes including liquid, tomato sauce, parsley, hot pepper flakes and allspice and heat to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Blend in wine and continue to simmer for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • FILLING: Squeeze water from spinach and discard.
  • Chop spinach small.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine spinach, cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, beaten egg, 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, mix well and set aside.
  • TO ASSEMBLE: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Use a 10" x 14" x 2" deep, heavy duty aluminum foil baking dish.
  • Layer about 1/2" of prepared sauce over the bottom.
  • Place enough lasagna sheets to cover area and press lightly into sauce.
  • Layer another 1/2" of prepared sauce.
  • Place lasagna sheets over and press lightly into sauce.
  • Add spinach filling and level.
  • Place lasagna sheets over and press lightly into filling.
  • Add another layer of lasagna sheets.
  • Layer another 1/2" of prepared sauce over.
  • Place another layer of lasagna sheets and press lightly into sauce.
  • Add the remaining sauce over and level.
  • Sprinkle top generously with grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese over.
  • If desired, grate a 1/2 cup of Emmentaler Swiss cheese and sprinkle over top.
  • Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil being careful not to let foil touch the lasagna.
  • Bake in preheated 450 F oven for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 425 degrees F.
  • Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Remove from oven, cover and let sit to set for about 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Cut into pieces and serve hot.
  • Ondine Delverde Lasagna is a brand name and is sold in packages of 15 lasagna sheets and also 3- 8" x 8" aluminum foil pans.
  • You can use these pans if desired.
  • This lasagna is pre-cooked and does not require any cooking before hand.
  • They now make fresh lasagna sheets that do not require pre-cooking.
  • You may also use lasagna strips but you will require cooking these.