Homemade Lasagna is easy to make and something the whole family will enjoy. You can make it a day or two ahead of time if needed, or even make it and freeze it until you need it.
1 pkg. Lasagna Pasta Noodles (8oz) prepared according to package directions
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 can Tomato Sauce (12oz)
1 can Crushed Tomatoes (28oz)
1 can Tomato Paste (12oz)
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning Spice
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 pkg Mozzarella Cheese (8oz), grated and divided
1 carton Cottage Cheese (16oz)
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, approximately
Prepare noodles according to package directions.
Keep noodles in bowl of water until ready to use.
Place ground beef in saucepot over Medium heat on stove top.
Crumble and brown the beef until done. Drain any excess grease.
Add the diced onions. Cook until onions are translucent.
Add tomato sauce.
Add crushed tomatoes.
Add tomato paste.
Add Italian seasoning spice.
Add black pepper.
Add garlic powder.
Bring sauce to a boil, stirring well. Reduce heat. Simmer 10-15 minutes.
Lightly grease your baking dish.
Spoon a layer of meat sauce in bottom of dish.
Place a layer of noodles over the sauce, overlapping the sides.
Spoon another layer of sauce over the noodles.
Spoon the carton of cottage cheese on top of the sauce.
Spread a layer of grated Mozzarella cheese on top.
Sprinkle a thin layer of grated Parmesan cheese on top.
Place another layer of pasta on top of the cheese.
Add remaining sauce, then remaining Mozzarella. Sprinkle again with Parmesan.
Bake, uncovered, at 350F degrees for 30 minutes being careful to not let the cheese on top burn.
Remove from oven. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Make it ahead of time and freeze it. You’ll have a meal ready to bake when you need it.
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