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Lasagna
This favorite main dish can be made in many delicious ways and with a variety of ingredients. This page contains lasagna recipes.

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November 18, 20099 found this helpful

If you like meatless lasagna with lots of cheese, then you'll love this ;-)

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook lasagna noodles al dente according to directions and drain.

Meanwhile, mix red pepper flakes with tomato sauce. Spoon a portion of the sauce in to the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Place three of the cooked noodles over the sauce and sprinkle a portion of the mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan over the noodles.

Repeat layering of sauce, noodles and cheese according to the amount of noodles chosen. Be sure to finish with a cheese layer.

Bake in oven for 30 to 45 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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By 1 found this helpful
April 18, 2012
I like this lasagna recipe especially because it does not contain cottage cheese. I definitely prefer my lasagna without. This is very good and easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. lasagna noodles
  • 1 (12 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1/2-1 lb. mozzarella cheese (the more the better!)
  • 2 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1-2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 small onion

Directions:

Brown hamburger with small onion cut up in it. Drain off grease. Add oregano and garlic salt, then simmer about 10 minutes after adding spices. Add 1 can tomato paste to mix, plus 2 cans water. Simmer, then add sugar, just to cut tang.

Cook lasagna, then rinse in cold water. In 9x13 inch pan, layer lasagna, sauce, cheese, and repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cheese turns light brown.

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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February 18, 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (or turkey, chicken)
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1 small can of mushrooms (can used fresh)
  • 1 med. onion sliced
  • pepper, garlic salt, paprika, chili powder, oregano, basil (Any spices to your liking)
  • mozzarella cheese to top

Directions

Peel zucchini in strips with a cheese knife. Salt the zucchini strips and lay them between paper towels to drain excess moisture for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown the meat and drain. Add to it the spices of choice plus remaining ingredients except zucchini. Drain excess liquid.

Spray an 8X8 inch pan with nonstick spray. Make a layer with zucchini strips. Add 1/3 of the meat mixture. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layers 2X ending with the cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Serves 4.

Source: A friend brought it to our weight watchers meeting and it was delicious!

By LovingLynden from Lynden, WA

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May 21, 2013

In high school our home economics class put out a cookbook of our mothers' recipes. I got this from there and have been using it ever since. I haven't seen this recipe on this site, so wanted to share.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 package lasagna noodles
  • 3 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 large container cottage cheese, any variety
  • 1 lb shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 packages dried sphaghetti sauce mix, I use Lawry's
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  1. Brown your 2 # ground beef crumbling it up as cooking. Drain and add back to pan.
  2. Add your 3 cans of undrained diced tomatoes, sometimes I use 4 cans, you will decide which thickness you prefer after making this dish.
  3. Add the 2 packages of dry spaghetti sauce mix and stir really good. I used Lawry's, but you can use your favorite brand. Simmer on stove for 20 minutes. Checking every so often and stirring.
  4. Boil your lasagna noodles while you are simmering your sauce . Drain, rinse with cool water so you can touch.
  5. Begin to layer your casserole. I add just a touch of sauce in the bottom of a deep 9 x 13 pan. Then I add half the noodles. Here is where you may like to change. We like lots of noodles in ours, you can add less here if you wish. Then add half the meat mixture. Then add in dollops, half the container of cottage cheese uniform on casserole. Then add half the shredded mozzarella. Do again ending with the full cup of grated Parmesan over the top.
  6. Put in a 350 degree F oven uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes until bubbly and the cheese is browning.
  7. Let sit for about 5 minutes and then cut in squares and serve.
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March 20, 2008

Serve this lasagna with a big green, vinaigrette-tossed romaine salad and your favorite garlic bread.

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January 17, 2007

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Brown beef in a large skillet in the oil along with the sliced onion and fresh chopped garlic.

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April 10, 2012

This lasagna has a very mellow flavor. The fresh veggies and the spices are a great mix together. Very easy to make and very good!

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July 5, 2011

My husband's favorite meal.

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February 16, 2011
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October 30, 2008

Cook desired noodles as package directs. Drain and chill in cold water. Heat oil and brown hamburger. Add onion and garlic and cook until transparent. Add rest of meat mixture ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix cheese mixture.

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May 22, 2008

Brown ground beef and sausage in large skillet, stirring until crumbly. Pour off drippings. Add onion flakes, tomato paste and 2 tomato paste cans water, mixing well. Add seasonings and spices.

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October 1, 2007

Brown ground beef and garlic. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper and oregano. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles according to package directions.

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March 15, 2007

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crumble sausage in large skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, water, bouillon and basil.

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June 7, 2006

In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic in oil until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper.

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May 17, 20060 found this helpful

Combine meat sauce and spices. In another bowl, combine cottage cheese, parsley, egg and pepper. Layer 1/3 of meat mixture on bottom of 9x13 inch glass pan.

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January 4, 2006

Top with remaining 3 noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese cover tightly with foil and bake 45 minutes.

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August 19, 2010

Does anyone have a tasty homemade lasagna recipe they would like to share?

By Dan from Columbus, OH

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

The best lasagne recipe I have ever tried (and I have tried many) is the one on the Barilla lasagne noodle box. The noodles are the no cook type that you put into the pan dry, and they soak up the sauce and soften as they bake. So easy. I also vary it by cooking up Italian sausages, chill them, and slice very thinly, using them as a layer.

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

Quick Fix Lasagna

5 cups spaghetti sauce

1 box (8 oz.) Whole Wheat Lasagna

1 lb. Ricotta or cottage cheese

8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 13x9x2-inch baking dish, spread 1 cup of the sauce; arrange a layer of uncooked lasagna; top with 1 1/3 cup sauce, 1/2 of the Ricotta, 1/3 of the Mozzarella, and 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Repeat, gently pressing lasagna pieces into cheese mixture below. End with a final layer of lasagna; pour remaining sauce over, making sure all lasagna pieces are covered with sauce; top with remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake 45 to 55 minutes until lightly browned and bubbling. Allow to stand 15 minutes; cut into squares to serve.

Serves 6 to 8

Note: For health reasons I prefer whole wheat noodles and pasta. I also make my own spaghetti sauce in place of the store bought brands.

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August 21, 20100 found this helpful

My mother makes slow cooker lasagna. Cook up your meat and onions in a pan and drain any grease. In your slow cooker put a little of the meat mixture in bottom and top with spaghetti sauce. Then put no cook noodles in. Just break them and put them in a layer. Add your cheese (Ricotta or cottage cheese mixed with mozzarella). Then keep layering until done and top with the rest of the mozzarella. Turn on crock pot on high for 3 hours. I love this recipe because if you have a small, large or normal sized crock pot it can be made in any kind.

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August 22, 20100 found this helpful

I posted this on Thrifty Fun a while back. Give it a try, I know you will like it.

http://www.thri  0900188.tip.html

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October 13, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you so much everyone for all the feedback. It looks like I'll be eating a lot of lasagna this upcoming week! haha

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October 16, 2006

Many years ago I had a very simple recipe for Lasagna which ended with cheese squares on top and had tomato paste in the filling. I was wondering if anyone has a copy like this recipe?

Corri from Middle, TN

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February 16, 20110 found this helpful

We all love lasagna! My "assistants" love to help layer the lasagna and help eat the broken noodles. When I make lasagna, I always make two and freeze one of them. We often vacuum seal individual portions for easy "microwave lunches" to take to work.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. (I use 1/2 lb. ground turkey and 1/2 lb. Italian sausage)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (7 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fennel, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley flake
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 10 lasagna noodles

Directions:

In a large saucepan cook meat, onions, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat. Stir in tomatoes, sauce, and paste. Add spices. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Thaw, drain, and squeeze spinach. Combine spinach, egg, ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and parsley.

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Cook lasagna noodles and drain.

Layer noodles, filling, cheese, and meat sauce. Repeat. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.

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Source: Modified recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook

By cs_jag from Hillsboro, OR

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October 27, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. lasagna noodles
  • 1 1/2 lbs. hamburger meat
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2/3 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Prepare noodles according to package directions. Brown hamburger meat; drain fat. Mix hamburger, spaghetti sauce, salt and garlic powder. Grease 9x13 inch pan. Layer 1/3 noodles on bottom. Add 1/3 of hamburger meat and 1/2 mozzarella cheese. Repeat this procedure. Bake 35-40 minutes in 350 degree F oven.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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October 21, 20100 found this helpful

I don't like ricotta cheese, so I had to come up with something because we love lasagna!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cans tomatoes (puree in blender)
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag provolone cheese
  • 1 large can mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 large onion, chopped

Directions:

Fry hamburger and onion together until done, add salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste. Meanwhile put on lasagna noodles, bring to a boil, and cook until done. Add salt and extra virgin olive oil to noodles while boiling.

When hamburger, onions, and noodles are done, mix hamburger, tomatoes and jar of spaghetti sauce together. In baking dish layer noodles, then hamburger mixture, both kinds of cheese then mushrooms.

Repeat using all ingredients until top layer is noodles, depending on baking dish size this should make about 4-5 layers. It will feed a family of 5 or 6 people.

My family including my small grandchildren loves this recipe.

Servings: 5-6
Time:15 Minutes Preparation Time
30 Minutes Cooking Time

By skttls3760 from Fayetteville, NC

Answers:

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Instead of cheddar, try cottage cheese with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. (09/01/2010)

By mallah

Lasagna

I don't know if anyone else has said, but you don't have to cook the lasagne noodles separately. I put mine, dry, and, by the time the dish is done, so are the noodles. This saves me time and aggravation (not to mention no dirty pot). (09/02/2010)

By wolfwoman56

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September 1, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small bag egg noodles
  • 1 med. can tomato sauce
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (med. size)
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Cook ground beef and drain. add tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce. Simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles; drain. In a baking dish, put layers of noodles and sauce, cheddar cheese, then noodles sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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November 23, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, ground
  • 2 jars Ragu sauce (reg. size)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 carton Ricotta cheese (15 oz.)
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 pkg. lasagna noodles, uncooked (8oz.)

Directions

Brown the Italian sausage and drain off the grease. Add the Ragu sauce and water to the sausage and simmer about 5-10 minutes. Combine the Ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley and salt and pepper together.

Pour about 1 cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 15x10 inch baking dish. Layer 3 of the uncooked lasagna noodles over the sauce. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the sauce over the noodles. Spread 1/2 of the cheese filling over the sauce. Repeat the layers of lasagna, sauce and cheese filling. Top with a layer of the lasagna noodles and pour the remaining sauce and cheese on top.

Cover the lasagna with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes. Remove the foil and bake about 10 minutes longer or until the lasagna is golden brown. Allow to stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

Cook noodles. Brown ground beef and onion; drain. Stir into meat, the mixture of all of the seasonings and tomato sauce.

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

Chop medium onion; cook in 1 Tbsp. oil until partially done. Add 1 1/2 lb. hamburger and garlic powder.

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

Brown onion and ground beef; drain. In a large saucepan combine seasonings, sauce, tomatoes and juice, beef, onions and mushrooms.

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

Brown ground beef and mix with spaghetti sauce. Combine eggs, cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese.

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

In saucepan, brown ground beef, onion, and garlic. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 1 hour.

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July 23, 20090 found this helpful

On those busy weeknights, it can be tempting to grab fast food - which takes a bite out of your budget!

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July 23, 20090 found this helpful

Here is a wonderful, easy and fast recipe for lasagne, courtesy of my daughter in law:

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June 15, 20090 found this helpful

Brown ground beef and add the spaghetti sauce, stir in cottage cheese and half of the mozzarella. Fill cottage cheese tub with water and add it to the mixture.

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June 15, 20090 found this helpful

Brown meat and drain. Stir in tomato juice, onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper.

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