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This Lasagna Recipe from my mother is a hearty casserole that is a classic dinner everyone will love! Ground beef and pork are layered with cheese and pasta for a comforting dinner idea perfect for a family gathering or holiday. After you have satisfied everyone’s appetites with this amazing dish, make clean up easy with ecover dish soap!
There are a handful of dishes that my mom has made over the years that I still love to this day. Typically our dinners growing up consisted of pot roasts or some other version of meat and potatoes that I wasn’t a huge fan of. My mom’s lasagna recipe on the other hand was a special dinner that she would make for holidays or family gatherings that EVERYONE loved. To this day, that has not changed. My brothers continue to request lasagna as their meal of choice when they are home to visit.
It’s no wonder it is a family favorite. Ground beef and pork with a delicious tomato sauce are layered with lasagna noodles and my favorite part of all, cottage cheese and Parmesan. I love cottage cheese all on its own, but there is just something extra special about it when you add in a healthy dose of Parmesan. When my mom was making Lasagna as a child, I used to nibble away on this creamy mixture until she would swat my hands away so there was enough left for the casserole!
I have tried Lasagna made by others on occasion and it just never lives up to my mom’s. Whether it is a lack of flavor or maybe creamy cheesy goodness, they just never seem to compare. Her’s is the absolute best lasagna recipe and an absolute must-try!
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Best Lasagna Recipe
This Lasagna Recipe from my mother is a hearty casserole that is a classic dinner everyone will love! Ground beef and pork are layered with cheese and pasta for a comforting dinner idea perfect for a family gathering or holiday. After you have satisfied everyone's appetites with this amazing dish, make clean up easy with Evolve dish soap!
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 Tbso Italian seasoning
- 1 can, 12 oz. tomato paste
- 1 can, 28 oz. whole or diced tomatoes
- 1 carton, 22 oz. cottage cheese
- 1 c. grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 oz. shredded Mozzarella
- 8 oz. shredded Provolone
- 9 cooked lasagna noodles
- Preheat your oven to 350°.
- Prepare your lasagna noodles according to the package directions to al dente. Drain and rinse the noodles under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a deep skillet, brown the beef and pork together for 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic salt, Italian seasoning, tomato paste and tomatoes and using a fork, crush the tomatoes until there are only small chunks left. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until the mixture is the consistency of spaghetti sauce.
- In a small bowl, stir together the cottage cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan.
- In a greased 9"x13" pan, layer 1/4 of the meat mixture, 3 noodles, 1 heaping cup cottage cheese and 1 cup Mozzarella. Repeat this process two more times. Top with the remaining meat mixture, remaining 1/2 c. Parmesan and the shredded Provolone cheese.
- Bake at 350° uncovered for 45 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
The instructions with the parmesan are not really clear. It says 1 cup of parmesan, but later only 1/2 cup should
be mixed with the cottage cheese… The other remaining 1/2 cup is never mentioned again.
Where is the mistake. I assume we just mix the whole cup with the cottage cheese..
Otherwise…looking forward to that
Danielle Green says
Sorry that wasn’t more clear. I updated it to reflect the other 1/2 c. Parmesan should be sprinkled on top of the final meat layer. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Nicole Johnson says
You are sooooo speaking my language here. This lasagna looks AHHHHmazing!! Love it!
Julie Evink says
Mom’s lasagna is always the best! We all come running when we hear it’s being made. Maybe it’s the love?! This looks terrific!
Janet Bradley says
Can I j use crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes. I do not eat tomatoes, but will use the sauces.
p.s. This sounds like a WONDERFUL recipe
Danielle Green says
Hi Janet, yes crushed tomatoes should work just fine. Hope you enjoy it!