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Absolute Best Ever Lasagne


The name says it all: it's my family's favorite. This is a very meaty lasagne. We prefer it with cottage cheese, but you can easily substitute ricotta.

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  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 24 ounces cottage cheese or 24 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 12 to 15 lasagne noodles


Servings 1
Preparation time 90mins
Cooking time 130mins
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Step 1

Brown ground beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic. Add salt and next 5 ingredients; stirring until well mixed. Simmer 1 hour.

Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray a 13 x 9" baking pan with cooking spray.

Combine cottage cheese, eggs, pepper, 2 tablespoons parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 of mozzarella cheese; In a lasagna pan, layer noodles, meat sauce, and cheese mixture; repeat.
Top off with layer of noodles; sprinkle evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cheese mixture is thoroughly melted.

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