1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 Lb. Ground Beef
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 White Onion, Finely Chopped
6 Tsp. Oregano
6 Tsp. Basil
6 Tsp. Garlic Salt
6 Tsp Italian Seasoning
3 Tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 Lb. Can Tomatoes
1 8 oz. Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles
2 Eggs
1 Lb. Mozzarella Cheese, Grated
3 Cups Fresh Ricotta or Cream Style
   Cottage Cheese
½ Cup Grated Parmesan or
2 Tsp. Parsley Flakes
1 Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Pepper
1 Lb. Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced  


  1. Brown hamburger meat and drain fat.
  2. In a large pot or skillet add olive oil and chopped onion and sauté until translucent, add minced garlic and stir for one minute, then add the hamburger, oregano, basil, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, salt, tomatoes. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add butter and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.  If preparing 1-day advanced cooking, bring the meat mixture to room temperature, seal and store in refrigerator. 
  3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, and then add grated mozzarella cheese, fresh ricotta, grated parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper.  If prepared in advance, cover and store in refrigerator.
  4. Spray your pan with non-stick baking spray. Place a thin bit of sauce on the bottom of your lasagna pan.  Layer lasagna noodles in the pan.  Layer ½ of the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles. Layer 1/3 of the meat sauce. Layer the slices of mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top the lasagna with the remaining meat sauce and another layer of sliced mozzarella.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle grated parmesan on top prior to serving. 

This recipe has been adapted because I like triple layers of meat sauce, less ricotta cheese mixture. I also like to make my meat sauce and cheese mixture one day in advance.  Remove meat sauce and cheese mixture from refrigerator 30 minutes in advance of arranging your lasagna layers.  Ensure your cheese mixture is pliable and slightly heat meat sauce prior to layering your lasagna in the pan. 

Meal – Serve with a side salad and garlic bread.

Adapted Recipe From Mama L., January 1975