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Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

Traditional Lasagna to enjoy with the family.



Having a pasta dish that is considered a 'show-stopper' in your cooking repertoire is always good. Not just to impress your friends and family, but the recipe can challenge you, and once you have gotten the recipe down, you can modify it and experiment, and the next thing you know, you have made your rendition of the dish, and everyone wants it.


For me, I wanted a traditional Italian show stopper. I chose the traditional Lasagna. I feel like it has always been considered a little harder to cook than most pasta dishes because of the assembly and prep time. I took it on. I got it right on the first try :

A Traditional Italian Showstopper.- GTG

The prep was 45 minutes-or at least that's what the cookbook suggested, but it took me an hour. It was a labor of love, and I am so happy I decided to conquer one of my cooking fears, because now this dish is one of my most requested by my friends and companions. I once cooked this for a man who told me it was better than his mother's. I was honored then, and now I am honored to share it with you. It is the traditional Lasagna that reminds you of Italy with every bite you take.


There is something to be said about food being able to transport us. I hope by cooking this recipe, you transport your family and they enjoy every single bite.

I always choose to serve this dish with a Cabernet, garlic bread, and a sweet cucumber tomato salad.

Let me know in the comments how you like to pair your Lasagna.


Enjoy it, and let me know how it turns out in the comment section.



Homemade Lasagna Recipe



Ingredients


  • 1 pound Ground Beef

  • 3/4 pound pork sausage

  • 3 cans- 24 oz. Tomato Sauce

  • 2 cans-12 oz. Tomato Paste

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 3 eggs

  • 3 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  • 3 cups(24oz.) small curd cottage cheese

  • 1 carton (8oz) Ricotta cheese

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

  • 6 slices of provolone cheese

  • 3 cups (12oz) shredded mozzarella cheese. Divided.



Cooking Directions


1. In a skillet, cook beef and pork sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, drain. Add the next 7 ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.


2. In a bowl, combine the eggs, parsley, cottage cheese, ricotta and parmesan.


3. Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in.x2 in. baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles, provolone. 2 cups of cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup of mozzarella, 3 noodles, 2 cups of meat sauce , remaining cottage cheese mixture and 1 cup mozzarella. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella (dish will be full).


4. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.


Serves:12



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