This is a faster, and less expensive lasagna.

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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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef and season with salt and pepper; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and garlic and simmer 5 minutes.

  • In a medium bowl, combine mozzarella, Cheddar and ricotta; stir well. In 9x13 inch pan, alternate layers of noodles, meat mixture and cheese mixture until pan is filled.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

642.8 calories; protein 41.3g 83% DV; carbohydrates 53.4g 17% DV; fat 29.3g 45% DV; cholesterol 108.3mg 36% DV; sodium 707.3mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2005
It was very good and is great for leftovers too. I did make a key change: I used a homemade sauce instead of a jarred sauce. The homemade sauce already had onion and garlic so I left those out of the main recipe. I enjoyed the cheddar cheese in this recipe my mother had always used only mozzarella. I recommend this recipe and I look forward to having it again (with my own sauce recipe). Oh yah add some shredded parmessan after you take it from the oven! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2004
I had to use more than double the amount of sauce that the recipe called for. I also added some cottage cheese for more filling and flavor. Otherwise good. Read More
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124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2005
It was very good and is great for leftovers too. I did make a key change: I used a homemade sauce instead of a jarred sauce. The homemade sauce already had onion and garlic so I left those out of the main recipe. I enjoyed the cheddar cheese in this recipe my mother had always used only mozzarella. I recommend this recipe and I look forward to having it again (with my own sauce recipe). Oh yah add some shredded parmessan after you take it from the oven! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2007
this is great...what works for me is to add an egg in with the ricotta mixture. It really helps with the spreading gives it a better texture. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2004
I had to use more than double the amount of sauce that the recipe called for. I also added some cottage cheese for more filling and flavor. Otherwise good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2004
I thought it was good just needed a little more sauce which I will use next time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2004
Very good lasagna! My husband & I enjoyed it very much. I made a few changes I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and also used Barilla lasagna oven ready-no boil noodles.I then added sliced mushrooms and shredded parmesan cheese. This recipe was very fast & easy to make! I'd recommend this to anyone. This one is definetly a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2003
Good quick and easy. I don't add any extra salt though. I also sub cottage cheese for ricotta and sprinkle some parmesan on top. The addition of a little cheddar to lasagna is just really good for some reason! (If any of you haven't tried the "new" ready to use lasagna noodles do it soon-they work great and are sure a time saver-no more wet hot torn noodles for me)! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
I made this for my girlfriends. We are always watching what we eat but not this night everyone had seconds. It is so great and I followed another person's tip and added more aauce and cottage cheese. Also use a mixture of chedder and mozzarella for the top of the dish-yum!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2005
Good basic recipe just needs a little oomph. Double the sauce include parmesan cheese with the cheese mixture spice up the sauce with some oregano or Italian seasoning and add some mushrooms (canned or fresh) and black olives to the sauce. I also used part Italian sausage for my meat along with the ground beef. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2004
I am new at the whole Italian thing being Irish (but having an Italian fiance). We thought this recipe was really good but could use a lot more sauce. The meat can also be halved if you don't want something too meaty. Read More
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