Friday, June 13, 2014


It is hard to believe that I have never posted this recipe.  When Jud and I married over 40 years ago, one of my friends gave me this recipe for my recipe box and I have been making it often.  It is one of the few recipes that I can make w/o a recipe.  There are many times that I cut corners with this recipe and just use a jar of marinara sauce.

Printable Version
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup minced onion
1 clove of garlic
1- 6 ounce can tomato paste
1- #2 can of tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 pound mozorella cheese
Ricotta cheese or cottage cheese (I used ricotta cheese this time, but I really prefer the cottage cheese)
2 teaspoons salt
Cook lasagna noodles according to package. Brown ground beef. Add onions and garlic. Drain greese and add tomato products, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Simmer 15 minutes. Layer as follows:
1. Meat mixture
2. Noodles
3. Mozorella cheese
4. Cottage cheese
Repeat ending with meat mixture. Top with grated cheddar cheese. Bake 350 degrees 30-35 minutes.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

I can also make this without a recipe. I've lately switched to using half ricotta and half cottage cheese. I also sometimes put an egg in that mixture to make it a little less runny. Sometimes I top with pepperoni after we had Christmas Eve at the Rhodes' house years ago.