My Famous Lasagna Recipe @pinch

This is a rich and creamy lasagna that, after one bite, you know why It is famous. There are layers of meat sauce and a rich cream cheese mixture. The cheesy layer combines cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, and Parmesan cheese. As it bakes, this melts together. The result is a rich and creamy sauce. It almost tastes sweet in comparison to the tomato sauce. Delicious for a special occasion, but It is so good you'll want to make this lasagna recipe often. I call this my famous lasagna because every time I make it, it becomes someone's favorite lasagna. I still have friends calling me, year after year, asking me to make it for them. The white sauce is different than your usual ricotta cheese and adds a sweet and tangy mix to the lasagna. I think you'll love it!

my famous lasagna
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Recipe Cuisine: Italian Recipe Category: Beef Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 2 pound(s) ground sirloin
  • 24 ounce(s) meat-flavored spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) garlic powder
  • 12 - lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 8 ounce(s) sour cream
  • 8 ounce(s) small curd cottage cheese
  • 6 ounce(s) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoon(s) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cup(s) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese
Intructions :
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large frying pan, brown ground beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • Drain meat when done and add it back to the pan. Add the spaghetti sauce - just enough sauce to make the meat wet, but you don't want more sauce than meat. Simmer until you are ready to layer the lasagna
  • In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly mix sour cream, cottage cheese, and cream cheese with 3 tablespoons of Parmesan and 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Boil about 12 lasagna noodles; drain them when cooked, usually about 10 minutes
  • You are ready to layer your lasagna! Use a 9x13 lasagna pan deep enough for about 3 layers. Spoon a small amount of meat mixture on the bottom of the pan so the noodles won't stick. Layer 3 lasagna noodles on top of that
  • Top the pasta with 1/3rd of the meat mixture
  • Now, carefully add a spread 1/3rd of the cheese mixture on top of the meat sauce. Lightly drop spoonfuls and smooth them out
  • Next, add 1/3 of both shredded cheeses - enough to coat the white sauce - and then sprinkle with some grated Parmesan cheese
  • Repeat the previous layer 2 more times. The top should be the remaining 3 lasagna noodles
  • The last layer is the shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the cheddar, just enough to cover
  • Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. At that point, turn on the broil to low, Broil until the top is golden brown, about 8 minutes
  • Let the lasagna sit out for at least 30 minutes before serving. Cut into squares and ENJOY! NOTE: You can freeze this lasagna for up to 3 months in an airtight container that has been placed inside a freezer bag.

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