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Easy Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Homemade lasagna recipe that is perfect in every way.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: freezer, homemade, lasagna, lasagne
Servings: 12
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 15 oz spaghetti sauce (I use traditional Ragu)
  • 1 pint cottage cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 10 oz lasagna pasta (cooked to al dente and cooled in cold water)
  • 12 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese (about 1 ½ cups)

Instructions

  • Combine ground beef, onion, salt and garlic powder. Cook under med-high until browned and tender. Drain and put back into skillet. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a separate bowl combine cottage cheese, parmesan cheese and dried parsley. Mix well.

*Layering Lasagna*

  • First add a small amount of spaghetti sauce mix to the bottom of your 9x13 pan.
  • Layer a single row of noodles
  • Layer 1/3 sauce
  • Layer 1/3 Mozzarella Cheese
  • Layer 1/3 Cottage cheese mixture (dotting it all over)
  • Layer single row of noodles
  • Layer 1/3 sauce
  • Layer 1/3 Mozzarella Cheese
  • Layer 1/3 Cottage cheese mixture (dotting it all over)
  • Layer single row of noodles
  • Layer 1/3 sauce
  • Layer 1/3 Cottage cheese mixture (dotting it all over)
  • Layer 1/3 Mozzarella Cheese last so it bakes really nicely
  • Cover and bake in 350 degrees oven for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly all over. Let stand 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 1.7mg