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.

Absolute Best Ever Lasagne

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • pounds lean ground beef

  • ½

    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

    (14½ 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

  • ½

    teaspoon pepper

  • 2

    tablespoons parsley

  • ½

    cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1

    pound mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 12 to 15

    lasagne noodles

Directions

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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