FAVORITE LASAGNA RECIPE

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Lasagna - The Southern Lady Cooks
Next to Southern food I guess my family loves Italian best. We love dishes like lasagna, spaghetti, meatballs and anything that contains Italian spices. This is my favorite lasagna recipe.  Just add a nice green salad and some Italian garlic bread to this recipe for a great meal anytime.  You might also like our recipe for baked spaghetti.

Lasagna is a favorite with my family.

1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (1 pound) box lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups finely shredded parmesan cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (24 ounce) container large curd cottage cheese (can use ricotta cheese)

Lasagna - The Southern Lady Cooks

In a large skillet on top of the stove combine ground beef, onion, Italian seasoning, salt. parsley, basil and minced garlic. Cook until ground beef is browned and drain if needed. Add 2 cans of tomato paste, the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and simmer uncovered about 30 minutes. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions to al dente, rinse in cold water and dry on paper towels. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and layer half of the meat mixture, noodles, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Repeat with another layer. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until brown on top. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Enjoy!

Note: This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the oven or microwave. You could cut this recipe in half to make less.

Favorite Lasagna
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: favorite lasagna, lasagna
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 6 ounce cans tomato paste
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1 pound box lasagna noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 24 ounce container large curd cottage cheese (can use ricotta cheese)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet on top of the stove combine ground beef, onion, Italian seasoning, salt. parsley, basil and minced garlic. Cook until ground beef is browned and drain if needed. Add 2 cans of tomato paste, the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and simmer uncovered about 30 minutes.
  2. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions to al dente, rinse in cold water and dry on paper towels. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and layer half of the meat mixture, noodles, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Repeat with another layer. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until brown on top. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Recipe Notes

This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the oven or microwave. You could cut this recipe in half to make less.

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4 Comments

  1. I made this for our Christmas Supper. Oh my word, it is excellent! My boyfriend said it’s the best lasagna I’ve made by far and that I need to make it more often cuz it’s his favorite 🙂 He loves the flavor from all the herbs & seasonings.
    I used 2lb of meat. So, I was a little concerned as the sauce simmered that there wasn’t enough liquid. I resolved this by adding a tiny bit of water every ten minutes or so. Also, I used the no boil noodles. They worked beautifully! I served it with salad & garlic toast as recommended. Oh, and the next day leftovers are just as delicious!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      What a wonderful review Diane! Thank you so much for letting me know this recipe was a success. It’s been a while since I have made this one, I’m going to put it on this weeks menu. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Linda A. Cornett says:

    This is so good I made it today for lunch as had some ladies in for lunch and bible study we have at one another’s home every two weeks and I waned something that was very tasty and very good and did not take a long time to cook either they all love Italian dishes so had this guess what it is all gone and they wanted the recipe so I gave them your site address told them could find a lot of super recipes on your site.
    Thanks for this post.
    Lin

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Linda, thank you so much for telling me you and your friends enjoyed the lasagna! Such a wonderful review. Have a great week!

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