LASAGNA – The Southern Lady Cooks

Favorite Lasagna - The Southern Lady Cooks

Next to Southern food I guess my family loves Italian best. We love dishes like lasagna, spaghetti, meatballs and anything that contains Italian spices. This is my favorite lasagna recipe.  Just add a nice green salad and some Italian garlic bread to this recipe for a great meal anytime.  You might also like our recipe for baked spaghetti.

Lasagna simple ingredients needed:

Ground beef


Italian seasoning or oregano


Dried parsley flakes or fresh chopped parsley

Dried basil leaves or Fresh chopped basil

Minced garlic

Tomato paste

Tomato sauce

Diced tomatoes

Lasagna noodles

Parmesan cheese

Mozzarella cheese

Large curd cottage cheese or Ricotta Cheese

This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the oven or microwave. You could cut this recipe in half to make less.

“I made this for our Christmas Supper. Oh my word, it is excellent! My boyfriend said it’s the best lasagna I’ve made by far and that I need to make it more often because it’s his favorite! He loves the flavor from all the herbs & seasonings.
I used 2lb of meat. So, I was a little concerned as the sauce simmered that there wasn’t enough liquid. I resolved this by adding a tiny bit of water every ten minutes or so. Also, I used the no boil noodles. They worked beautifully! I served it with salad & garlic toast as recommended. Oh, and the next day leftovers are just as delicious!” – Diane

“This is so good I made it today for lunch as had some ladies in for lunch and bible study we have at one another’s home every two weeks and I waned something that was very tasty and very good and did not take a long time to cook either they all love Italian dishes so had this guess what it is all gone and they wanted the recipe so I gave them your site address told them could find a lot of super recipes on your site. Thanks for this post.” – Linda

Favorite Lasagna - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Favorite Lasagna

Prep Time35 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr 20 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: favorite lasagna, lasagna

Servings: 8 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 6 ounce cans tomato paste
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1 pound box lasagna noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 24 ounce container large curd cottage cheese (can use ricotta cheese)
  • In a large skillet on top of the stove combine ground beef, onion, Italian seasoning, salt. parsley, basil and minced garlic. Cook until ground beef is browned and drain if needed. Add 2 cans of tomato paste, the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and simmer uncovered about 30 minutes.

  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions to al dente, rinse in cold water and dry on paper towels. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and layer half of the meat mixture, noodles, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Repeat with another layer. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until brown on top. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the oven or microwave. You could cut this recipe in half to make less.

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