Sunday, August 5, 2012

Classic Beef Lasagna

Classic Beef Lasagna


1 pound lean ground beef

1 (32-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1 (16-ounce) container cottage cheese

8 ounces sour cream

8 lasagna noodles, divided

3 (6-ounce) packages sliced mozzarella cheese (12 slices), divided

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1 cup water


Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring to separate, until meat is browned 
and crumbly; drain drippings.

Add spaghetti sauce. Reduce heat to low. Heat through, stirring occasionally and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine cottage cheese and sour cream in medium bowl; blend well.

Spoon 1½ cups meat sauce into bottom of 13 × 9-inch baking pan.

Place 4 uncooked noodles over sauce, then half the cheese mixture, 4 slices of mozzarella, half the remaining meat sauce and ¼ cup Parmesan.

Repeat layers, starting with the uncooked noodles and using all the remaining cheese mixture, meat sauce and Parmesan.

Top with remaining 4 slices of mozzarella.

Pour water over lasagna near sides of pan.

Cover with foil.

Bake lasagna 1 hour.

Uncover; bake until bubbly, 20 minutes more.

Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before cutting.

You can combine this excellent recipe with some other of our collection.

Serve 8.

Variation from Grandma’s kitchen


  1. Hello
    Hi Maria,

    Thanks for classic beef lasagna recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit the above photo in ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

    1. Hi Hillary, I submitted the picture, I will update this comment as soon as it appears on the website.


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