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Traditional Lasagna Recipe

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This recipe for Traditional Lasagna, by , is from The Albert Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joanne Shipley
Added: Saturday, January 3, 2009


1 pound ground beef
3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
3 cans (8 oz. each) tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 eggs
3 c. (24 oz) small curd cottage cheese
1 carton (8 oz.) ricotta cheese
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
9 lasagna noodles
6 slices provolone cheese
3 c. (12 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

In a skillet, cook beef and sausage. till no longer pink; drain. Add the next seven ingredients. Simmer, uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. In a bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, ricotta and Parmesan. Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in an ungreased 13x9x2 in baking dish. Layer with three noodles (I don't cook them), provolone cheese, 2 cups cottage cheese mixture and 1 c. mozzarella cheese. Top with the remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella (dish will be full). Cover and bake at
375 for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

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Number Of Servings:
12 servings




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