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This recipe for BEST EVER LASAGNE, by , is from The Best Cookbook Ever - Family and Friend's Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ronaye Madell
Added: Thursday, November 13, 2008


1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 lb. Italian sausage
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1 tbsp. dried parsley flakes
1 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. dried basil
2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
24 oz. cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. parsley
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 lb. mozzarella cheese, divided
12-15 lasagna noodles

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.

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 375 for 40 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
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