"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Mother's Favorite Lasagna Recipe

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This recipe for Mother's Favorite Lasagna, by , is from The Ledbetter Family Cookbook, 4th Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Johnnye Dobbs
Added: Friday, February 27, 2009


1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 twenty-nine ounce can tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1 pound ground beef browned and crumbled
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
Dash of basil
Salt and pepper to taste
8 ounce lasagna noodles cooked
2 small cartons cottage cheese
8 ounces mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 - 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until golden brown. Add ground beef, and brown. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, cayenne, bay leaves, basil, salt and pepper. Stir together and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Layer noodles, sauce, cottage cheese, and mozzarella cheese in a greased casserole dish. Continue layers and top with Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes.




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