don’t change a thing

I experiment and try new things. Changing an ingredient and/or adding something new to a recipe is something I do often….but sometimes I don’t change a thing. The way I make my lasagna is one such recipe.  I have made this lasagna for my family for a very long time.  When I asked my husband recently what he wanted for the main course at his birthday celebration with his family…he said “your lasagna.”  That is the best compliment I could get and it also confirms that I don’t need to change a thing when I make “my lasagna.”

Jackie's Lasagna
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 4 (6 ounce) cans water
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 ounces cottage cheese
  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 package lasagna pasta
  1. In a large pan, add olive oil, beef and pork.
  2. Cook until meat is cooked through.
  3. Stir in onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, sugar and oregano.
  4. Add tomato paste, water and Parmesan cheese
  5. Simmer on low heat for 30-45 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, stir together mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese and parsley...reserving ½ cup mozzarella cheese.
  7. Prepare lasagna pasta according to directions, drain and cool.
  8. In a large casserole dish, add one-third of each of the following in order listed, three times to create three layers.
  9. sauce
  10. cheese filling
  11. lasagna noodles
  12. Sprinkle reserved mozzarella on top of casserole.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, covering the top for the first 25 minutes.



  1. Hugh compliment for the entire loving wife’s that always try their level best to feel their husband that they are loved them more than anything. Yummy, I like the recipe Jackie's Lasagna. The ingredients are very simple and very easy to make the meal in a very short time. Really you are so lucky that you have such a loving husband who love and cares a lot. I always put all the ingredients required for making a meal in my Kitchen Cabinets Oakville.