1 pound ground beef

3/4 pound bulk pork sausage

3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce

2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 eggs

3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

3 cups (24 ounces) 4% small-curd cottage cheese

1 carton (8 ounces) ricotta cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

6 slices provolone cheese

3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided



  • In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  • Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, sugar, seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs and parsley. Stir in the cottage cheese, ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Layer with three noodles, provolone cheese, 2 cups cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup mozzarella, three noodles, 2 cups meat sauce, remaining cottage cheese mixture and 1 cup mozzarella.
  • Top with the remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella (dish will be full).
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.


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