Friday, January 02, 2009

Mom's Lasagna

It is a tradition in Andy's family to have lasagna for New Year's Day. I've adopted this tradition for my own household.

What better way to start the new year than with layers of pasta, meat sauce and cheese?

This is my Mom's recipe. We've all made it countless times for friends and family and always have requests for the recipe or for refills. ;-)

Mom's Lasagna

Brown: 1 pound ground beef

Add to meat:
1 garlic clove or 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups canned tomatoes
1- 6 ounce can tomato paste

Simmer uncovered about an hour.

Cook 10 ounce lasagna noodles according to package instructions.

3 cups cottage cheese
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Grate: 1 pound mozzarella cheese.

1) Place 1/2 noodles in greased 9 x 13 pan.
2) Spread 1/2 cottage cheese mixture over noodles.
3) Sprinkle 1/2 mozzarella cheese on top of cottage cheese mixture.
4) Spread 1/2 of meat mixture over cheese.
5) Repeat until everything is used-ending with cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly!

Serve with garlic bread and tossed green salad.


DarcyLee said...

Sounds so good! Lasagna is a great way to feed a crowd, too.

Arlene said...

Oh, I love lasagne... for some reason, I don't make it very often, though! I'll have to give your mom's recipe a try :o)

P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment on my most recent post; every one has been so kind and such an encouragement to us during a difficult time. *hugs*

Lines From The Vine said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! Can you deliver one of these to my home? : )