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Traditional Lasagna

 Traditional Lasagna
My family first tasted this rich, classic lasagna at a friend's home on Christmas Eve. We were so impressed that it became our own holiday tradition as well. I also prepare it other times of the year. It's requested often by my sister's Italian in-laws—I consider that the highest compliment! —Lorri Foockle, Granville, Illinois
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. plus simmering Bake: 70 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) 4% small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no
  • longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic,
  • sugar, seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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Traditional Lasagna (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a large bowl, combine eggs and parsley. Stir in the cottage
  • cheese, ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • dish. Layer with three noodles, provolone cheese, 2 cups cottage
  • cheese mixture, 1 cup mozzarella, three noodles, 2 cups meat sauce,
  • remaining cottage cheese mixture and 1 cup mozzarella. Top with the
  • remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella (dish will be full).
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes
  • longer or until heated through. Let stand for 15 minutes before
  • cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 493 calories, 27 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 1,144 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.