Author unknown. Makes 12 servings.

1 lb. Italian sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
1.5 tsp salt
1 large can stewed tomatoes
2 small cans tomato paste OR 4 cans tomato sauce
1 lb ground beef or meatballs, cooked and sliced
1 box lasagna or wide noodles
2 boxes Ricotta or creamy cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
2 Tbsp parsley flakes
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 lb. Mozzarella cheese

  1. Brown sausage slowly; spoon off excess fat.
  2. Add garlic, first portion of salt, stewed tomatoes, and tomato paste or sauce.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cook noodles in large amount of boiling salted water until tender. Do not overcook. Drain.
  5. Combine in another bowl Ricotta or creamy cottage cheese, Parmesan or Romano cheese, parsley, eggs, second portion of salt, and pepper.
  6. Place half of the noodles in baking dish.
  7. Top with half of the cottage-cheese mixture.
  8. Top with half of the Mozzarella cheese.
  9. Top with half of the meat sauce.
  10. Repeat layers.
  11. Bake at 375°F for about 30 minutes.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes to set before cutting and serving.

You may assemble early and refrigerate, but allow 15-20 minutes longer in the oven.

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