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    Zesty Lasagna (Southern Living)

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    1 hr 45 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    JT'sMom's Note:

    You can't go too wrong with a "Southern Living" recipe. This one is from their 1987 Annual Recipe Book. This is pretty basic and is very good as is although, you can doctor it up as well. This makes a great potluck dish and I often take this to friends, family, and neighbors when they require some TLC. Cooking time does not include standing time.

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    1. 1
      Brown ground beef and garlic in a heavy skillet over medium heat until meat is browned, stirring to crumble meat, drain.
    2. 2
      Stir in the tomato paste, water, mushrooms, bay leaves, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and oregano.
    3. 3
      Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. 4
      Remove the bay leaves.
    5. 5
      Cook noodles according to package directions and drain.
    6. 6
      Combine cottage cheese and sour cream in a medium bowl; stir well.
    7. 7
      Layer half each of noodles, meat sauce, and cottage cheese mixture in a greased 12 x 8 x 2 inch baking dish.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle with 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
    9. 9
      Repeat layers of noodles, meat sauce and cottage cheese mixture.
    10. 10
      Cover and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.
    11. 11
      Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
    12. 12
      Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 20, 2009


      Thank you so much for this recipe! I had it in the early 90's and have lost it. I'm so grateful to have it again. Everyone loves this lasagna! It is wonderful. I leave out the mushrooms and add a little chedder as well. It is the best!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Zesty Lasagna (Southern Living)

    Serving Size: 1 (416 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 606.7
    Calories from Fat 301
    Total Fat 33.5 g
    Saturated Fat 17.5 g
    Cholesterol 114.2 mg
    Sodium 1273.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 11.8 g
    Protein 40.0 g

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