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Linda's Lasagna

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

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

2 h 30 m servings 494 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9x13 inch lasagna)

Directions

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Drain. In another skillet over medium heat, cook onion until translucent. Combine beef and onion in a large saucepan with tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and sugar. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour.
  2. While sauce is simmering, blend cottage cheese, Parmesan 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 one-third of remaining sauce. Top with half 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.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 494 calories; 21.8 g fat; 38.2 g carbohydrates; 38.2 g protein; 104 mg cholesterol; 1626 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have become famous for making this lasagna. It really is a fabulous recipe. One thing to note, though, is that cottage cheese will not work for lasagna -- you need to get the 15-oz. container ...

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I made this for a crowd Christmas Eve. I thought it was terrible even after trying to kick it up a knotch with additional spices and meat. I used top of the line ingredigents. Very disappointin...

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I have become famous for making this lasagna. It really is a fabulous recipe. One thing to note, though, is that cottage cheese will not work for lasagna -- you need to get the 15-oz. container ...

This is the one! I love lasagna so I've tried many recipes looking for that special one and this is it. The only change I made was that I added fresh mushrooms and a bit more water to the sauce....

I made this for a crowd Christmas Eve. I thought it was terrible even after trying to kick it up a knotch with additional spices and meat. I used top of the line ingredigents. Very disappointin...

This was excellent! I've only made lasagna one other time and this was so much better. I did use Ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese only because of what I remember about eating cottage a...

Excellent lasagna. I added riccotta cheese instead of cottage like everyone else did...GOOD idea! also, added: white wine, italian seasoning, fresh-chopped parsley, and mushrooms to the sauc...

Excellent! I used cottage cheese and no-boil noodles. This lasagna is different how you don't layer everything like other lasagnas. I think this helps it stay together. Very tasty! We split...

I have tried several different lasagnas now and this is mine & my husband's favorite so far. I added 1 (10-oz) package frozen spinach with the parmesan & egg, only used 4 oz cottage cheese, and...

I made 6 9x13 pans of this for a dinner of about 30 people. I got so many compliments! It was easy to assemble and with the basic ingredients, it appealed to everyone. I did substitute ground ...

I made this for a family that I work for, tried it, and was blown away. VERY VERY GOOD. I might have put more seasonings in it, as I like my food very flavorful. It was perfect, am making it aga...