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Aunt Shannon's Extra Cheesy Beef Lasagna
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Aunt Shannon's Extra Cheesy Beef Lasagna features up to four different cheeses and is a hearty meal the entire family will enjoy. 

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cheesy beef lasagna
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onions diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cans tomato paste (6 oz. each)
  • 1 can diced garlic, basil tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 3 cups ricotta cheese or cottage cheese your choice, a mixture works great too
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 lasagna noodles cooked until tender (do not overcook)
  • 16 oz. shredded mozarrella cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat; add onions and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, approximately 30 seconds to a minute. Do not brown garlic.
  2. Add ground beef and brown.
  3. Once browned, add tomato paste and diced tomatoes (undrained). Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside
  4. In a separate bowl, mix ricotta/cottage cheese, eggs, parsley, grated cheese, salt and pepper.
  5. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Layer in order: 1/2 lasagna noodles, 1/2 cheese mixture, 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 meat/tomato mixture. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with the meat mixture.

  6. Bake at 375 degrees  F for 45 minutes. Let set for 15 minutes before serving, (this step is crucial if you don't want your lasagna to fall apart when serving).

Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can use ricotta cheese or cottage cheese or a combination of both in any ratio you prefer as long as it is 3 cups total.