How to make it

  • For the sauce:
  • Combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar and bay leaves in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. See Cook's Note*
  • Crumble the ground beef in a saucepan. Cook until no pink remains then drain off the fat. Add the ground beef to the stockpot. Simmer for another 20 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • *Cook's Note: If sauce is too thin, for your taste, you can thicken it up at this time by mixing 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and a 1/4 of a cup of cold water. Bring sauce back to a boil. Stir in cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • For the lasagna:
  • Place a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan. Layer 1/3 of each; noodle; cottage cheese mixture, Gruyere, Swiss and Cheddar cheese. Pinch off small pieces of cream cheese and dot over the other cheeses. Add another layer of sauce. Repeat layering 2 to 3 times ending with sauce.
  • This may be covered and refrigerated. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella and continue to bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  • *Note: If lasagna has been refrigerated, bake for 40 minutes total.
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  • Recipe Courtesy of Paula Deen....Lady and Son's Lasagna

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  • snomama 10 years ago
    WOW this is so good. I had it once and it was wonderful. Always wanted the recipe. Well thank you! Garlic bread is so good with this. Five Forks
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    " It was excellent "
    greentreefrogs ate it and said...
    I'll save this one! BD will have to help me with this. Looks good. "FIVE FORKS"
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  • bellasmom 10 years ago
    2 of my faves...Paula Deena nd deep-fried!
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  • gapeach55 10 years ago
    That's right ,we southerners do love to fry stuff as long as it is battered. Great recipe.Love her recipes.
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    This sounds wonderful..Love it..We should serve this all with "The Fatty Melt" I posted today! Thanks for all your kind words, Marky
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    " It was excellent "
    madmommy ate it and said...
    Ooohhh Mama! I saw Paula make this on one of her shows. I wanted to jump through the screen! Thank you so much for posting the recipe!!
    Have a great night!! ^^^^5!!! and lotsa hugs!
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