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Traditional Lasagna Recipe

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Christine Tablit
Added: Tuesday, September 29, 2009


1 lb. ground beef
3/4 lb. bulk pork sausage (sweet italian)
3 cans, (8 oz. ) each, tomato sauce
2 cans (6 oz.) each, tomato paste
2 cloves garlic; minced
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 eggs
3 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
3 C. (24 oz.) small curd cottage cheese
1 carton (8 oz.) Ricotta cheese
1/2 C. grated parmesean cheese
9 lasagna noodles; cooked and drained
6 slices provolone cheese
3 C. (24 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese

In a skillet cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add next 7 ingredients. Simmer uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. In a bowl, combine the eggs, parsley, cottage cheese, ricotta * parmesean. Spread 1 C. of meat sauce in an ungreased 13x9x2" baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles, provolone cheese, 2 C. cottage cheese mixture and 1 C. mozarella cheese; 3 noodles, 2 C. meat sauce, remaining cottage cheese mixture, 1 C. mozarella. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozarella (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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Personal Notes:
From Amber while she and Mike were away at college in Iowa.




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