This is my grandma's famous recipe, except that I use sour cream instead of the traditional cheeses (a trick I picked up from my mother-in-law). She always made it for birthday dinners and special occasions. This makes a large amount. I halve it when making it for my boyfriend and myself. It's very cheesy - sometimes I add a little extra tomato sauce. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the lasagna noodles, and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook and stir the sausage, ground beef, and garlic until the meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain any excess grease. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, basil, oregano, and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, about 30 minutes.

  • Stir together the sour cream, eggs, Parmesan cheese, green olives, salt, black pepper, and 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese in a bowl.

  • To assemble the lasagna, spread a thin layer of the meat sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover with 1/3 of the lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the remaining meat sauce, 1/3 of the sour cream mixture. Repeat this layering 2 more times. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese evenly over the lasagna.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce is bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

670 calories; 42 g total fat; 189 mg cholesterol; 2106 mg sodium. 31.2 g carbohydrates; 41.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2009
I was out of ricotta so I tried this recipe and my family loved it! I used Barilla basil and tomato sauce in a jar and even threw in a cup of leftover spaghetti sauce. I used parmesan from a package- finely shredded. I have a "scratch" lasagna recipe that I have used for years that my family liked but never have I had so many raves. Going in my recipe box! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2009
This was pretty good but still didn't have that "something" that I've been looking for. I found the sauce to be very bland even after adding more spices to it. I can say though that the sour cream was very good and both my hubby and I were quite pleased with that. I just need to find that really good spaghetti sauce recipe and this would be perfect. Read More
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132 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2009
I was out of ricotta so I tried this recipe and my family loved it! I used Barilla basil and tomato sauce in a jar and even threw in a cup of leftover spaghetti sauce. I used parmesan from a package- finely shredded. I have a "scratch" lasagna recipe that I have used for years that my family liked but never have I had so many raves. Going in my recipe box! Read More
(98)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2009
I was out of ricotta so I tried this recipe and my family loved it! I used Barilla basil and tomato sauce in a jar and even threw in a cup of leftover spaghetti sauce. I used parmesan from a package- finely shredded. I have a "scratch" lasagna recipe that I have used for years that my family liked but never have I had so many raves. Going in my recipe box! Read More
(98)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2009
I am not a huge fan of ricotta so I tried this recipe out. The lasagna was very tasty and had tons of flavor! My boyfriend was skeptical about the sour cream but it was delicious. He ate almost half the entire dish! I followed the recipe to a T and the only suggestion I would make is boiling the pasta for a little while longer so that it is much softer and easier to cut with a fork when done. It does not quite taste like traditional lasagna but it will definitely be making its way onto my dinner table again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2010
this was great! i did change it up some i left out the olives and i used half sour cream half riccotta and i also used a bigger can of tomato sauce and increased the amount of spices in the sauce. i put a lot more mozzerella in it when i made it for my brother but i like the amount in the original recipe. i'll be keeping this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
This receipe is sooooooo good!! I do not care for ricotta cheese or cottage cheese so I have never found a lasagna that I liked until tonight. I did make a few changes to the receipe only due to the fact that I did not have all the indredients on hand. Instead of making the sauce I used a sausage onion spaghetti sauce that I had in the panty (it had chunks of tomato onion and sausage in it). I also used a 'hot' pork sausage. After the first bite my husband and i are hooked. I will be making this dish again and again!!! Thank you for sharing!!! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
I have made this recipe several times and love it! I follow the recipe exactly except I omit the olives (although I would like them my family wouldn't) and use fresh basil when I have it. This is the best lasagna recipe I have made thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2009
Not really what you would expect from lasagna but amazing. I made it tonight and was very pleased. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2011
Not only is this very tasty it solved a huge problem for me... my kids hate ricotta and I had pretty much given up serving lasagna at home. While this does not have a completely tradititional feeling it is very good and it's an easy lasagna to make as well. Like many of the other reviewers the only change I make is to leave out the olives. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2011
I found this when I promised my husband lasagna but then realized I had no ricotta! I used my own homemade Italian sausage sauce and did not use olives. The only part I did use of this recipe was the cheese mixture...Wow! So I am rating this entire recipe 5 stars because that alone is worthy. I have made this twice...once using regular extra wide noodles and once using no boil noodles. They both turned out delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
Very good! My husband does not like Ricotta Cheese so this was perfect. I plan to omit the salt next time; it was not needed. I also used no-boil noodles and it came out perfectly. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2009
This was pretty good but still didn't have that "something" that I've been looking for. I found the sauce to be very bland even after adding more spices to it. I can say though that the sour cream was very good and both my hubby and I were quite pleased with that. I just need to find that really good spaghetti sauce recipe and this would be perfect. Read More
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