How to make it

  • Cook and stir ground beef, pork, onion and garlic in large saucepan or Dutch oven until meat is brown and onoin is tender.
  • Drain off all fat.
  • Add tomatoes and break up with a fork.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, 2 T. parsley flakes, sugar, 1 tsp. salt and the basil.
  • Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 1 hour or until mixture is the consistency of Spegetti sauce.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix cottage cheese, 1/2 C Parmesan cheese, 1 T. parsley flakes, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and the oregano.
  • Reserve 1/2 C meat sauce for the thin top layer.
  • In ungreased baking pan, 13x9x2" , layer 1/4 each of the noodles, remaining meat sauce, the Mozerella cheese and cottage cheese mixture;
  • Repeat 3 times.
  • Spread reserved meat sauce over top; Sprinkle with 1/2 C parmesan cheese.
  • If desired, Lasagna can be covered and refrigerated several hours at this point.
  • Bake uncovered 45 min. Allow an additional 10-15 min. if it was refrigerated.
  • For easier cutting, let stand 15 min. after removing from oven (highly recommended by me).
  • 12 servings (3-inch square per serving).)

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  • Cjbr 9 years ago
    My fav too. My cookbook is falling apart ( my first) after 37 years of marriage. I add mushrooms and the second tomato should be sauce.
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  • hopscotch 10 years ago
    My ole time fav as well. Though I have substituted out the cottage cheese for ricotta; added mushrooms and the sausage I like to use is the spicy Italian. I also substituted Hunt's stewed tomatoes for the tomatoes. I also added 1 8 oz Hunt's tomatoe paste - think because it seem more runny than I liked.

    It's by far the best recipe even over Italian recipe's. Actually, the Italian lasagna does not come close to resembling our American version.
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  • lovebreezy 10 years ago
    Hey Colorado, this looks like a lost recipe I've been looking for. Thanks for posting. BTW is TBallenger correct that the 1 - 15oz can of tomatoes should say tomato sauce? If so, will you please correct the recipe before I print it out? TIA
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  • tballenger 10 years ago
    Please note that where the recipe says 1 can 15 oz tomatoes, it should say tomato sauce. You need the can of whole tomatoes and the can of tomato sauce. My mother made this recipe when I was growing up and passed it on to me. I lost it and looked it up on line. Was happy to find it but accidentally bought two cans of whole tomatoes before I realized the second tomato ingredient should be tomato sauce.
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