The Lady and Sons Lasagna (Paula Deen) Recipe

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  1. For the sauce:
  2. Combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar and bay leaves in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. See Cook's Note*
  3. Crumble the ground beef in a saucepan. Cook until no pink remains then drain off the fat. Add the ground beef to the stockpot. Simmer for another 20 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  4. *Cook's Note: If sauce is too thin, for your taste, you can thicken it up at this time by mixing 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and a 1/4 of a cup of cold water. Bring sauce back to a boil. Stir in cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. For the lasagna:
  7. Place a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan. Layer 1/3 of each; noodle; cottage cheese mixture, Gruyere, Swiss and Cheddar cheese. Pinch off small pieces of cream cheese and dot over the other cheeses. Add another layer of sauce. Repeat layering 2 to 3 times ending with sauce.
  8. This may be covered and refrigerated. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella and continue to bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. *Note: If lasagna has been refrigerated, bake for 40 minutes total.
  10. House Seasoning:
  11. 1 cup salt
  12. 1/4 cup black pepper
  13. 1/4 cup garlic powder
  14. Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  15. Yield: 1 1/2 cups
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 587.53 Kcal (2460 kJ)
Calories from fat 313.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.79g 54%
Cholesterol 134.34mg 45%
Sodium 2113.39mg 88%
Potassium 771.2mg 16%
Total Carbs 22.86g 8%
Sugars 11.68g 47%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Protein 45.23g 90%
Vitamin C 24.9mg 41%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 8.4mg 47%
Calcium 762mg 76%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 150.53 Kcal (630 kJ)
Calories from fat 80.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.91g 54%
Cholesterol 34.42mg 45%
Sodium 541.45mg 88%
Potassium 197.58mg 16%
Total Carbs 5.86g 8%
Sugars 2.99g 47%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 12%
Protein 11.59g 90%
Vitamin C 6.4mg 41%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 10%
Iron 2.2mg 47%
Calcium 195.2mg 76%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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