The Lady and Sons Lasagna

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The Lady and Sons Lasagna The Lady and Sons Lasagna Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 2 hours 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
12 ounces cottage cheese, mixed with 1 beaten egg and 1/2 cup Parmesan
6 to 9   Long strips lasagna noodles
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
2   bay leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian herb blend
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 cup green bell peppers, diced
2   cloves garlic, diced
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 cup water
2 cups tomato sauce
2 cups canned, diced tomatoes
1 cup Swiss cheese, grated
2 cups cheddar, grated
1   (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup mozzarella, grated





To make the sauce, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar and bay leaves in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Crumble the ground beef in a saucepan. Cook until no pink remains, then drain off the fat. Add the ground beef to the stockpot. Simmer for another 20 minutes. While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to the package directions. (If sauce is too thin, for your taste, you can thicken it up at this time by mixing 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and a 1/4 of a cup of cold water. Bring sauce back to a boil. Stir in cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly.) Remove bay leaves.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To assemble lasagna, place a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan. Layer 1/3 of each, noodles, cottage cheese mixture, Gruyere, Swiss and cheddar cheeses. Pinch off small pieces of cream cheese and dot over other cheeses. Add another layer of sauce. Repeat layering 2 to 3 times, ending with sauce. This may be covered and refrigerated. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella and continue to bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. Note: If lasagna has been refrigerated, bake for 40 minutes total.

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By Gladys on July 09, 2013


This recipe received rave reviews from my husband, our adult sons and their wives and members of my book club. It is now one of my signature dishes. My mother used to make lasagna for guests and her recipe had 8 different kinds of cheeses. This is the first recipe that I've found that has that many cheeses. Thank you, Paula!

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your LADY AND SONS LASGNA WAS GREAT, And easy,,,my husband doesn't like alot of pasta(really) but he enjoyed this. he says anything paula dean makes is great...<3

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This is my go to Lasagna recipe. It has become a frequent birthday request especially amongst the guys in my family. Even some guys that are family friends! I do substitue ricotta instead of cottage cheese and I use less cream cheese than called for. It's great either way, I just always seem to modify any recipe I use.

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