From the 'Fannie Farmer Cookbook' A really good, homemade Lasagne. The easy homemade sauce is so much more tasty than using a bottled sauce.

Yield: 8 servings
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Let Stand In Warm Place: 15 Minutes


  • 1 can(s) tomato puree, 28 oz.
  • 2 can(s) tomato paste
  • 2 cup(s) water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) oregano
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 cup(s) onion, minced
  • 2 clove(s) garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) ground chuck
  • 2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 pound(s) lasagne noodles
  • 1 pound(s) mozarella cheese, slices
  • 1 pound(s) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 pound(s) parmesan, fresh, grated


  1. Mix in a large kettle: tomato puree, tomato paste, water, oregano, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Let mixture simmer.

  2. Heat in large skillet: olive oil. When hot; add: minced onion and crushed garlic.
  3. When onion is golden, add: ground chuck and 1 teaspoon salt.
  4. Cook unil the meat has lost its red color, then add to the kettle mixture. Simmer for about 2 hours or until the sauce is thick.

  5. Cook lasagne noodles as directed on package. Drain thoroughly, rinse and separate the noodles, spreading them on a towel to dry.

  6. Cut Mozarella into thin slices. Have ready ricotta and fresh grated parmesan

  7. Spoon some of the sauce into two 8-inch square pans or one large casserole. Put in a layer of noodles, then a layer of mozzarella and a layer of ricotta. Put in another layer of noodles, crosswise, then more sauce, and layers of noodles, mozzarella and ricotta. Top with a last layer of noodles and the rest of the sauce. Sprinkle gererously with parmesan cheese.

  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Let stand in a warm place for 15 minutes before serving.
February 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by RoseanneB and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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