Mom's Lasagna
Yields: 8 to 10 servings
My mom's recipe for a classic lasagna made with three cheeses and a simple sauce made with ground beef.
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope spaghetti sauce mix
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles (9 noodles, 3 per layer)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces cottage cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Cooking spray
  1. First make sauce: In a large skillet, brown beef. Add garlic, pepper, and spaghetti sauce mix. Stir in tomatoes (including juices) and tomato sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. If baking now, preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  4. Pour ½ cup sauce into prepared baking dish. Place 3 noodles on top of sauce in pan. Next add layers sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese and then top with 3 more noodles. Repeat with remaining ingredients. (See Note)
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350F degrees, or until cheese is bubbling and starts turning golden. (If baking from refrigerated, add 10 to 15 minutes to the baking time)
Once lasagna is assembled, you can cover and refrigerate until ready to cook. It also freezes well, just thaw before baking.
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