italian LasagnaIngredients:
* 1 pound lean ground beef
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
* 2 cups water
* 1 tablespoon dried oregano
* 2 teaspoons garlic powder
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon white sugar
* 12 ounces cottage cheese
* 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 egg
* 9 lasagna noodles
* 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Fry beef until brown in a large skillet over medium heat. Discard exccesive grease. In another skillet over medium heat, cook onion until translucent. Combine beef and onion in a large saucepan with tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and sugar. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour.
2. While sauce is simmering, blend cottage cheese, Parmesan and egg until smooth. Set aside.
3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
5. Spread 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover sauce with 3 noodles. Cover noodles with one-third of remaining sauce. Top with half the mozzarella. Place another layer of noodles and one of sauce over the mozzarella; top that with the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining sauce.

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6. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top and bake 15 minutes more, until golden and bubbly.
Prep time 45 min
Cook time 1 hr 45 min
Ready in 2 hrs 30 min
Original recipe yield 1 - 9x13 inch lasagna

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