The Best Traditional Lasagna
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Serves: 12 slices
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • ¾ lb bulk pork sausage
  • 3 (8 oz) cans reduced sodium tomato sauce
  • 2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 3 cups (24 oz) low-fat cottage cheese
  • 8 oz low-fat ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup (2 oz) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 cups (12 oz) part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain any accumulated grease. To the browned meat, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, sugar, seasoning, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, bring 5-6 quarts of water to a rolling boil in a large pot. Cook noodles until al dente. Drain and keep warm.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, parsley, cottage cheese, ricotta, and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. To assemble, spread 1 cup of meat sauce in an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Layer with three noodles, the 6 slices of 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.
  6. Cover and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Notes
Recipe from Taste of Home
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 460 Fat: 23.7 Carbohydrates: 25.6 Sugar: 6.6 Sodium: 922 Fiber: 2.7 Protein: 38.0 Cholesterol: 129
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2014/10/the-best-traditional-lasagna/