• 191_Absolute Best Ever Lasagna

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef

    1/2 lb Italian sausage

    1 large onion, chopped

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

    1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

    1 tablespoon dried oregano

    1 tablespoon dried basil

    2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped

    2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

    24 ounces cottage cheese or 24 ounces ricotta cheese

    2 eggs, beaten

    1/2 teaspoon pepper

    2 tablespoons parsley

    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

    1 lb mozzarella cheese, divided

    12 - 15 lasagna noodles

    Directions:

    Brown ground beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic.

    Add salt and next 5 ingredients; stirring until well mixed.

    Simmer 1 hour.

    Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.

    Spray a 13 x 9" baking pan with cooking spray.

    Combine cottage cheese, eggs, pepper, 2 tablespoons parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 of mozzarella cheese; In a lasagna pan, layer noodles, meat sauce, and cheese mixture; repeat.

    Top off with layer of noodles; sprinkle evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese.

    Bake at 375F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cheese mixture is thoroughly melted.