Classic and Simple Meat Lasagna Recipe
A family-pleasing version of lasagna is made with lean ground beef, whole wheat lasagna noodles, prepared sauce, and plenty of mozzarella for a dish that's easy yet hearty.
This was an amazingly simple recipe. Made some adjustments that I think worked out very well. Firstly, I bought fresh made lasagna pasta so it didn't need any pre-cooking. Secondly, I subbed the cottage cheese for ricotta. Lastly I replaced the ground beef with a pound of spinach. It came out sooooo good and my daughter loved it! This will be in our repertoire for the foreseeable future. Loved how easy it was.
I loved this for my very first time makes lasagna. For beginners this words out great. I added some spices to the meat I love, also I was told to make sure your noodles were pat dry before, add a spoon full of tomato paste into your sauce and a half of a spoon of sugar to cut the bitter taste of the paste. Add an egg to your cheese mix to make it thicker. I was very pleased with all of this. Loved it and will make it again.
I never know how many stars to leave when I make changes. Just for personal preference, I'd give it 4 stars because I don't care for the cottage cheese/egg layer, and leave that out. Usually when I make my own lasagna I don't precook my noodles, and we prefer shredded chicken over ground beef. Other than that, this is pretty close to how I make mine! I probably use more cheese, and sometimes cheddar in addition to the mozzarella. For variety, if we have veggies that need to be used I might add sliced zucchini and/or spinach as well. But this recipe is a good, solid, simple lasagna, and you should try it!
Delicious recipe. I did make a few changes to suit my family's needs. I used 2 pounds of ground turkey, 9 lasagna noodles, 16 ounces of ricotta cheese along with Fiesta blend cheesed and Mexican blend cheese. Followed the recipe to the tee other than that. Excellent taste and it held together very well.
I have now made this recipe several times and everyone loves it! I made some changes by using regular noodles and ground beef. The only recommendation that I would give is I have a 9x13 pan and I like to double the amount of meat and cheese mixture I make so that it is a thicker lasagna.