Lots O’Meat Lasagna

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Lots O’Meat Lasagna Lots O’Meat Lasagna

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 lb ground chuck
1 lb ground Italian sausage
1   onion
2   cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon ground basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1   (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
2   (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1   (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
1   (5-ounce)package grated Parmigianno-Reggiano
2 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
2   large eggs, lightly beaten
9   oven ready lasagna noodles
2   (8-ounce) packages shredded mozzarella





Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

In a large saucepan, combine ground chuck, sausage onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat until meat is browned and crumbled; drain.

Return meat to pan and add oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 to 45 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese, Parmesan, parsley, and eggs.

Spoon 1/4 of sauce into bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan. Place 3 uncooked lasagna noodles on top of sauce. Do not overlap noodles. Spread 1/3 of cottage cheese mixture over noodles, top with 1/4 of sauce and 1/3 mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers, ending with sauce, reserving 1/3 of mozzarella cheese. 

Bake 45 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bake 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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Reader Comments:


Really only serves 4 people? I'm sure the recipe serves more, but it makes me nervous because I'm serving 7 for a party. Since it's in a 9 X 13 dish, I think I'll be okay. Saw the comment about serving size. Miss you, Paula, on Food Network. Love your recipes!

By Lori Kukis on April 13, 2014


paula deen. I love your cooking and your food is good.

By Donna eichhorn on February 07, 2014


I have made this dish four times in the last month and have received nothing but compliments. Last night I made it for a birthday party and was told it is the best lasagna that they have ever tasted. The only thing I altered on the recipe was replacing the cottage cheese with ricotta. Fantastic, easy recipe!

By Shelley Forsythe on December 13, 2013


ohhhhhhh myyyyyyyy GREATNESS....this is the bomb, and too easy for exquisite deliciousness! If you do not try this, it would be a life long sorrow. I have to find a lasagna pan now! Enjoy and eat up

By Angela Mohler on December 07, 2013


HOLY MAKE MY TUMMY SING SMOKES....the BEST, AMAZING, EASY lasagna that my taste buds have experienced. Lord have mercy, you have to try this one. Delish .... way delish!

By Angela Mohler on December 06, 2013


Is this really just for four servings? That seems like huge portions! I made this last night, and we're eating it as leftovers tonight. smile One of my sons dislikes melted cheese, so I only used about 1/2 of one package total. Will definitely be making this meal again, though - hearty and good!

By melissa on October 21, 2013


I'm getting ready to make this lasagna for the second time to serve my company during the Bronco game. This is the BEST tasting lasagna I've ever had and my whole family loved it the first time around.

By stacy on October 13, 2013


Made this again! Still a big hit! I use the sauce mix and add brown rice and make stuffed peppers! Once again bubbling the house smelled amazing!

By Anonymous on September 28, 2013


This is by far the best lasagna I've ever had! You don't even notice the cottage cheese. I used to make it in college and it was a huge hit for my roommates and friends. Now I make it for my family as a special treat and a winter, comfort food staple!

By mrs_vinolmstead on September 19, 2013


I make this lasagna all the time. My husband is not a fan of cottage cheese so I just substitute slices of whole mozzarella. It is rich and delicious! Perfect balance.

By Michelle on September 17, 2013


I made this for the first time and it was a HIT!!!!!!

By sandra roberts on April 23, 2013


I haven't made lasagna in a long time so me and my husband decided on it. I decided to look up ur recipes and found this one. AWESOME it was my husband was impressed he said it was the best he had ever eaten and is a lot better than olive gardens. Thank u for the wonderful recipes

By patty on January 19, 2013


lots O' meat lasagna give me a bit. y all

By Donna marie Eichhorn on December 18, 2012


This is an amazing recipe. I make it for my family all of the time. We LOVE it!!!!!

By bdennette on November 12, 2012


I made this last night for dinner for the 1st time. WOW....it was so delicious!! Lasagna is my husbands favorite dish and I haven't made it in years. The old recipe I've always used was so time consuming but very tasty. Paula's Lots of Meat Lasagna was out of this world easy. I've never heard of oven ready lasagna noodles but I loved them!! You couldn't even tell a difference at all on taste from the regular ones that you boil. I'll be making Lasagna on a regular basis now. My husband will be so happy!! Thanks Paula!!! =)

By Teresa Smoot on October 23, 2012


Such a grate recipe YUMMY!!!!

By Cali Girl on September 24, 2012


Hi Danielle! Yes, ground chuck is a type of ground beef.

By Anonymous on August 21, 2012


Paula, you're the best. I have a question, what is ground chuck? Is it like ground beef? Cheers!

By Danielle on August 13, 2012


I work at a fire station and someone made this for dinner last night. Dear Lord, I wanted to lick the bowl clean. Hands down, the best lasagna I've ever had!

By Jeff on July 25, 2012


Hi Paula my name is Heber Reece,I am a artist//carver of masks,totem poles,but I love to cook.i follow your shows all the time,I use a lot of your recipes,thank you for allowing us to see your recipes,I wish I could have went to your cooking school,thanks. Heber Reece, LA,CA,

By HeberReece on July 02, 2012

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