Linda's Lasagna

Linda's Lasagna


"This is my mother's wonderful lasagna recipe. It has been a favorite in our family for years!"

Ingredients 2 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 494 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 494 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 38.2 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 1626 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Drain. In another skillet over medium heat, cook onion until translucent. Combine beef and onion in a large saucepan with tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and sugar. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour.
  2. While sauce is simmering, blend cottage cheese, Parmesan and egg until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Spread 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover sauce with 3 noodles. Cover noodles with one-third of remaining sauce. Top with half the mozzarella. Place another layer of noodles and one of sauce over the mozzarella; top that with the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining sauce.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top and bake 15 minutes more, until golden and bubbly.
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Meg Champagne

I have become famous for making this lasagna. It really is a fabulous recipe. One thing to note, though, is that cottage cheese will not work for lasagna -- you need to get the 15-oz. container of WHOLE MILK ricotta. Also, a good idea is to bake it for the 30 minutes the night before, keep it in the refrigerator, and the next day, sprinkle the 1/2 pound of mozz on top and then bake for 15 minutes before serving. That way, the flavors gel overnight, but you still get the feeling of eating the lasagna "fresh".


This is the one! I love lasagna so I've tried many recipes looking for that special one and this is it. The only change I made was that I added fresh mushrooms and a bit more water to the sauce. STICK WITH THE COTTAGE CHEESE! I decided to try the cottage cheese instead of the ricotta like many others changed and I'm glad I stayed with cottage cheese. I did blend the cottage cheese up with a hand mixer however so it came out to the same consistancy as ricotta and so there wouldn't be any noticable curds in the lasagna. I've used ricotta on many other recipes and the cottage cheese beats it in flavor and creaminess by far!!! I will never use ricotta again. Thanks for such a great recipe!


I made this for a crowd Christmas Eve. I thought it was terrible even after trying to kick it up a knotch with additional spices and meat. I used top of the line ingredigents. Very disappointing. I should know by experience not to trust ratings esp on a holiday! Some one said it tasted like Stouffers Lasagna---and it did! Save your self the trouble and buy Stouffers. I am sorry but stouffers is not my idea of good lasagne---just a quick cheap substitute in a pinch.