Lasagna with Meat Sauce Recipe

This Homemade Lasagna with Meat Sauce Recipe is one that I’ve been making for many, many years and is a family favorite. 

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This Lasagna recipe made with Cottage Cheese is delicious fresh from the oven, leftover for lunch or even frozen to have later for a make-ahead meal.  And with the busy holidays coming, we all need a dish that we can pull from the freezer and put dinner on the table quickly. I have been serving it to my family for many years. It seems to be our go to recipe when I have guests for dinner, celebrating birthdays but easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Classic Lasagna Recipe | Family dinners just got better with this delicious recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Making Lasagna is not difficult, but it does take a little time and has a few steps. This time to speed up the process I used Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce. You can make the sauce ahead of time, keep it in the fridge or freeze it and have it ready when it’s time to make the Lasagna.

Classic Lasagna Recipe | Family dinners just got better with this delicious recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Serve this Lasagna with a Salad and Garlic Bread for a wonderful meal your family is sure to love!

Classic Lasagna Recipe | Family dinners just got better with this delicious recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

The only change that I made, from my original recipe, was the use of Gourmet Garden’s Fresh Herbs. We have used several of the herbs and like them very well. They are easy to use and when you don’t want to buy a whole bunch of herbs, they are perfect. You can find them in the produce section.

Classic Lasagna Recipe | Family dinners just got better with this delicious recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

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Lasagna with Meat Sauce Recipe
 
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This classic family dinner is easy to make and freezes well. Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com
Ingredients
  • 1 box of Lasagna noodles {I cook 12, 3 layers of 4}
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Fresh Garlic
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs or Parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Fresh Basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Cottage Cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs or Parsley flakes
  • 1½ teaspoon Gourmet Garden Oregano
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 3 cups Mozzarella Cheese
Instructions
  1. See notes below for sauce
  2. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic, drain and return to pan.
  3. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, sugar, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil and ½ teaspoon salt.
  4. Simmer until consistency of thick spaghetti sauce.
  5. Cook noodles according to directions on box.
  6. Meanwhile, mix Cottage Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, 1 tablespoon parsley, oregano and 1½ teaspoon salt.
  7. Layer noodles {4 on each layer} with sauce, Cottage Cheese mixture and Mozzarella Cheese.
  8. Top with sauce, add Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese.
  9. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, uncover and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  10. Let set about 5 minutes before cutting.
Notes
You can also use the Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce recipe and have the sauce ready ahead of time for this Lasagna. You can find Gourmet Gardens Herbs in the produce section.

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