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Best Lasagna Recipe

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker
Best Lasagna Recipe

Best Lasagna Recipe

Where has the best lasagna recipe been hiding all my life? Using two kinds of meat, plenty of cheese, and simmering the meaty, tomato sauce on the stove, this is not your mama’s lasagna!

I chose to use the Ricotta Cheese instead of Cottage Cheese. It made a very nice cheesy filling–and I’d definitely stick with the Ricotta in the future.

There are a few steps to this one, so make sure and plan ahead for a day when you have the extra time to make the best lasagna recipe ever! I know your family will love it as much as ours! From

Best Lasagna Recipe

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Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 1 13 x 9 Pan

I used Ricotta Cheese in this one as well as real Shredded Parmesan Cheese! Don't use that canned Parmesan for this--real cheese makes a difference!



  • 1 1/2 lbs. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 lb. Italian Sausage
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 (14 1/2 Ounce) Cans Whole Tomatoes, Undrained and Chopped
  • 2 (6 Ounce) Cans Tomato Paste
  • 24 Ounces Cottage Cheese or 24 Ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 lb Mozzarella Cheese, Divided
  • 12 -15 Lasagna Noodles


  1. Brown Ground Beef and Italian Sausage. Add in Onion and Garlic.
  2. Mix in Salt and next 5 ingredients.
  3. Simmer 1 hour.
  4. Cook Lasagna Noodles according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
  5. Grease a 13 x 9" baking pan and set aside.
  6. Combine Cottage Cheese (or Ricotta), Eggs, Pepper, 2 Tablespoons Parsley, Parmesan Cheese, and 1/2 of Mozzarella Cheese.
  7. In prepared pan, layer Noodles, Meat Sauce, and Cheese. Repeat.
  8. Top off with layer of noodles and sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella Cheese.
  9. Bake at 375* for 30 -- 40 minutes or until Cheese mixture is thoroughly melted.
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