Way-easy Lasagna

"This is a good, basic lasagna recipe."
photo by Stacky5 photo by Stacky5
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • In large skillet, heat olive oil and cook ground beef until well-browned.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes longer.
  • Mix in Italian seasoning, sugar, oregano, cinnamon, tomato sauce and tomato paste.
  • Simmer for 45 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix ricotta cheese, eggs, salt, basil, pepper, parsley and Parmesan cheese together.
  • Set aside.
  • In a greased 9x13-inch pan, layer noodles, 1/3 of cheese mixture, 1/3 of meat mixture and 2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat layering 2 more times.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake 10-15 minutes longer.
  • Let stand 15 minutes before cutting into pieces.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Perfect! I made this for our recent vacation to Manitoulin Island. I doubled the recipe and put both ricotta and cottage cheese in and omitted the cinnamon. I cooked and then froze them. I added a can of spagetti sauce and shredded mozarella on top of both 9 x 12 pyrex dishes before reheating them in the sauna (let it warm all day). It was phenominal!!
  2. Evelyn, this was just awesome!!! Wish I could give it MORE stars!!! So simple to follow...The taste was just outstanding! This is a new family KEEPER in my house!!! I did use Ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese, because Cheyenne prefers it....Excellent recipe! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!!! :)


<style>body { background: url("http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3512121819_f2f1aaf050.jpg?v=0"); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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