Absolute Best Ever Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt ( or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 24 ounces cottage cheese or 24 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 12 -15 lasagna noodles

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic.
  2. Add salt and next 5 ingredients; stirring until well mixed.
  3. Simmer 1 hour.
  4. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  5. Spray a 13 x 9″ baking pan with cooking spray.
  6. Combine cottage cheese, eggs, pepper, 2 tablespoons parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 of mozzarella cheese; In a lasagna pan, layer noodles, meat sauce, and cheese mixture; repeat