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White Sauce Lasagna

I love to cook—and I love this recipe! Its one-of-a-kind taste is a delicious change of pace from "regular" lasagna.—James Hospodka, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    14-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 7 ounces shredded Gouda cheese
  • 2 cups Daisy 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 12 ounces sliced or 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic. Cook for 1 minute or until garlic is tender; drain. Stir in the cream, cream cheese, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cook and stir over low heat until blended.
  • Gradually add cheddar and Gouda cheeses, stirring until cheese is melted; remove from heat. Combine cottage cheese and egg; set aside.
  • Layer half of the lasagna noodles in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the meat sauce, half of the cottage cheese mixture and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients.
  • Bake at 375°, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 329 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • sgronholz
    Mar 6, 2013

    This lasagna is delicious! Although I omit the Gouda cheese whenever I make it, the sauce is still wonderfully cheesy. One of my family's favorite ways to enjoy ground beef!

  • vinceandmia
    Feb 3, 2010

    This was delicious and easy but next time I think I would try to decrease at least some of the cheese and other fat because it was incredibly rich. Nice for a crowd though--tasty and filling and little goes a long way.

  • hmast
    Jul 24, 2009

    If you add the 1 lb. of Italian sausage - add and additional cup of cottage cheese and mozzarella and make 3 layers.

  • hmast
    Jul 24, 2009

    If you like meat I added 1 lb. of Italian sausage to recipe. Also, added 8 - 10 oz. of fresh sliced mushrooms. Delicious.