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Karla’s Luscious Lasagna

karlakarla johnson

A good hearty lasagna recipe to have!

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  • 1 lb. pkg. beef/veal/pork mixture
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T. chopped parley (flat-leaf style)
  • 1 T. dried basil or 1/4 c. minced fresh
  • 1 14 1/2 oz. can tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 10 oz. lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz. container lite ricotta cheese
  • 10 oz. container cottage cheese
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 T. chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded mozarella cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • additional parmesan for topping
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  • 1

    In a large saucepan cook meat till brown; drain fat. Add garlic, 1 T. each of parley and basil, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste to the meat. Bring just to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes or till thickened. Meanwhile, cook the noodles, drain and rinse with cold water. drain again. In a bowl combine cottage & ricotta cheeses, eggs, remaining parsley, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese then salt & pepper mixture.

  • 2

    Arrange noodles in a 3 qt. rectangular baking dish. Spread cheese mixture over the noodles and sprinkle with some of the mozzarella. Spoon some of the meat next and repeat to get 3 layers total. Cover dish loosely with foil.

  • 3

    Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or till heated thru. Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with the add’l parmesan.

  • 4

    Serves 10-12

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