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Val's Farmous Lasagna

Val's Farmous Lasagna

Nope that's not a typo. This easy, delicious lasagna recipe comes from a farmer who is used to feeding a crew. (She has four growing boys!)

by Val Wagner


Ground beef, browned (I use 1 1/2 pounds of meat, but not everyone likes their lasagna THAT meaty, use your discretion.)

1 24 oz. jar of pasta sauce

4 cups shredded cheese of your choosing (I prefer the pizza mix, because it melts so yummy!)

1 22 oz. container cottage cheese (I use low-fat…which is almost laughable because of the amount of cheese in my lasagna)

Lasagna noodles, about 12 depending on your pan size, cooked al dente, rinsed and drained


Add pasta sauce and browned hamburger together in a skillet. (I make sure it’s all warmed together before layering my lasagna.)

Layer your lasagna: Start with a base of sauce/burger mixture at the bottom, then a layer of noodles, then a layer of sauce again, cottage cheese and shredded cheese. Continue layering, ending with shredded cheese that covers the whole pan. (I use one package of cheese in the layering, and one package just for the topping…I like cheese.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, or until you notice the sauce is bubbly and cheese is golden brown.

Enjoy! And perhaps consider hitting the gym for a little extra time tonight. The beauty of this recipe? If possible, it tastes even better as leftovers. Unfortunately, it’s been a year or two since my boys left us any leftovers!