Linda's Lasagna


This is my mother's wonderful lasagna recipe. It has been a favorite in our family for years!

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 - 9x13 inch lasagna


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 12 ounces cottage cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 9 lasagna noodles

  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Drain off all fat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar. Stir until combined and cook over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.

  2. While sauce is simmering, blend cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and egg until smooth. Set aside.

  3. 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.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Spread 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover sauce with 3 noodles. Cover noodles with 1/3 of the remaining sauce. Top with 1/2 of the mozzarella. Place another layer of noodles and one of sauce over the mozzarella; top that with the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining sauce.

  6. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top and bake 15 minutes more, until golden and bubbly.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

494 Calories
22g Fat
38g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 494
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 1626mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 585mg 45%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 891mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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