Three Cheese Italian Lasagna
|Lasagna noodles||1⁄4 Pound|
|Chopped onion||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), chopped|
|Ground beef||1⁄4 Pound|
|Canned tomato paste||6 Ounce|
|Canned tomatoes||20 Ounce|
|Dried basil||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Dried oregano||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ricotta/Cottage cheese||1⁄2 Pound|
|Mozzarella cheese||1⁄2 Pound|
|Grated parmesan cheese||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and rinse with hot water.
Melt butter in large skillet; add onion and garlic and cook slowly for 5 minutes.
Add ground beef; cook until meat loses red color.
Stir in tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil and oregano; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
Place a third of the meat sauce in greased 8-inch square pan.
Cover with alternate layers of a third of the noodles, a third of ricotta cheese and a third of mozzarella cheese.
Place half the remaining meat sauce over mozzarella; cover with alternate layers of half the remaining noodles, half the remaining ricotta cheese and half the remaining mozzarella.
Place remaining meat sauce over mozzarella; cover with alternate layers of remaining noodles, remaining ricotta cheese and remaining mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top; bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.