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Classic Lasagna

  Lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Canned tomato sauce 16 Ounce (2 Can)
  Mushrooms 1⁄4 Pound, chopped
  Onion 1 Small, minced
  Garlic powder/1 garlic clove, minced and sauteed 1⁄4 Clove (1.25 gm)
  Basil leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper To Taste
  Lasagne noodles 8 Ounce, cooked according to package directions and drained
  Cottage cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 Pound, thinly sliced
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Salt To Taste

Crumble ground beef into plastic colander set in 12 x 8 inch glass baking dish.
Cook on High 4 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.
Pour out drippings.
Combine beef in 2-quart glass mixing bowl with tomato sauce, mushrooms, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper .
Cook on High 6 to 8 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.
Layer 1/3 of cooked noodles in 12x8-inch baking dish.
Top with 1/3 of meat mixture and 1/2 of cottage cheese and mozzarella.
Repeat, ending with noodles and meat.
Sprinkle generously with Parmesan.
Cover with waxed paper and microwave on High 10 to 12 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn halfway through cooking time.
Rest, covered, 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Lasagne can be assembled 1 or 2 days ahead and refrigerated.
Allow 5 minutes additional cooking time if heating directly from refrigerator

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Classic Lasagna Recipe