Classic and Simple Meat Lasagna Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Classic and Simple Meat Lasagna Recipe
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Classic and Simple Meat Lasagna

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"Whole wheat noodles and lean ground beef make this tasty favorite a little lighter."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 35 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, add the lasagna noodles a few at a time, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Remove the noodles to a plate.
  3. Place the ground beef into a skillet over medium heat, add the garlic, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Cook the meat, chopping it into small chunks as it cooks, until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  4. In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, eggs, and Parmesan cheese until thoroughly combined.
  5. Place 4 noodles side by side into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan; top with a layer of the tomato-basil sauce, a layer of ground beef mixture, and a layer of the cottage cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice more, ending with a layer of sauce; sprinkle top with the mozzarella cheese. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is bubbling and the cheese has melted, about 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese has begun to brown, about 10 more minutes. Allow to stand at least 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2013

I am giving this 5 stars for ease alone....I didn't even cook the lasagna noodle. One layer sauce on the bottom of the pan - noodles then a layer of sauce. I assembled in the morning using homemade leftover sauce and put in the refrigerator. I took it out and popped it in the oven - for about 45 minutes - took the foil off and cooked an additional 10. Perfect and oh so easy. UPDATE - I made this with Johnsonville Italian sausage and it was great.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 21, 2014

It was good just wasn't as meaty as me and my family likes so I have to remember to add about a cup more sauce next time

 
Aug 26, 2011

I never know how many stars to leave when I make changes. Just for personal preference, I'd give it 4 stars because I don't care for the cottage cheese/egg layer, and leave that out. Usually when I make my own lasagna I don't precook my noodles, and we prefer shredded chicken over ground beef. Other than that, this is pretty close to how I make mine! I probably use more cheese, and sometimes cheddar in addition to the mozzarella. For variety, if we have veggies that need to be used I might add sliced zucchini and/or spinach as well. But this recipe is a good, solid, simple lasagna, and you should try it!

 
Oct 21, 2011

Easy and delicious!!! My husband went back for 3rds!!! I only used one egg...and used Ricatta instead of cottage cheese (I love ricatta). AWESOME RECIPE and I will absolutely make it again!!!

 
Oct 25, 2011

The BEST lasagna! My husband prefers this even over resertaunt lasagna! Definitly adding to my personal receipe box. Side note: Since we didn't want a lot of leftovers I doubled the receipe then devided into 3 aluminum containers. 2 I then placed in the freezer for another night. 1 containers made a perfect 4 serving dinner! Now I don't have to 2 to other nights this month and my husband has something available if I'm not arround!

 
Sep 30, 2011

Easy and delicious, I added fresh diced green peppers in with the layers.

 
May 18, 2013

I have now made this recipe several times and everyone loves it! I made some changes by using regular noodles and ground beef. The only recommendation that I would give is I have a 9x13 pan and I like to double the amount of meat and cheese mixture I make so that it is a thicker lasagna.

 
Jul 23, 2013

This was an easy recipe to make, the only modifications I made was adding Italian sausage. Going to add to my favorite recipes list!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 501 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 35.6 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 980 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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