My husband and his friends loved this recipe and he's not a pasta eater. He said it was the best he had ever had. However, I made lots of additions to kick up the flavor based on other reviews. Here's what I added: 1. I used double the meat and doubled the sauce(still could have used a little more in my opinion) 2. Added Italian seasoning, green bell pepper, mushrooms and a can of Italian diced tomatoes to sauce. 3. Used half sharp cheddar and half mozzerella for the 4 cups of cheese. The sharp cheddar gave it a nice zip. 4. Microwaved a pkg. of pepperoni just long enough to remove some of the grease and covered the top of the casserole with them and an extra sprinkle of cheese when I uncovered it for the last 25 minutes of cook time. The pepperoni came out crunchy and cheesy delicious on top. With all my additions, I had to use a 15 x 10 lasagna dish and it was filled to the brim. Next time I make this I will try half ground beef and half spicy Italian sausage. Also I will mix the cottage or ricotta cheese in with the noodles and egg mixture for better coverage and a better appearance. I also think it needs more parmesan cheese. I will sprinkle parmesan on top next time. I think this is a great basic recipe but needs lots of additions. I can not imagine how dry and bland it would be if you don't make some of these additions. I hope this helps
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My husband and his friends loved this recipe and he's not a pasta eater. He said it was the...