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I need that classic lasagna recipe!

I have had the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook for about 40 yrs. It started to be difficult to manage so I purchased a new updated BHG Cookbook. However I was very surprised one of my favorite recipes that I used from my old H&G cookbook does not show up in the new one. " Lasagna" I looked everywhere for it and came up empty handed. Why would you leave that out and I am wondering how many of my other favorites may not be in it. Would you please reply. Thank you Eileen E. Newton

Submitted by nrneen1

Sorry for your frustration, Ms. Newton. Here's our tried and true lasagna recipe. Enjoy!


1 pound Italian sausage

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon whole basil

1-½ teaspoons salt

one 1-pound can tomatoes

2 6-ounce cans tomato paste

10 ounces lasagna noodles

2 eggs

3 cups ricotta or cottage cheese

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons parsley flakes

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced very thin


Brown meat slowly; spoon off excess fat. Add next 5 ingredients. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook noodles in large amount boiling salted water till tender; drain; rinse. Beat eggs; add remaining ingredients, except mozzarella.

Layer half of the noodles in 13x9x2-inch baking dish; spread with half the ricotta filling; add half the mozzarella cheese and half the meat sauce. Repeat. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 minutes (or assemble early and refrigerate; bake 45 minutes). Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serves 8 to 10.

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This lasagna recipe is from Knorr. I have tried this and now sharing. Ingredients are below and for complete direction browse Ingredients 1 lb. extra lean ground beef 1 1/2 cups Ragu® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce 1/2 tsp. dried basil, crushed 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 package Knorr® Pasta Sides™ - Alfredo, prepared according to package directions, reducing water to 3/4 cup Thanks
Submitted by rlevish
I am thrilled because it is the one from my 1963 BHG cookbook. The page with the Lasagna recipe was gone (a very well-used cookbook) and I was devastated. Thank goodness I found this recipe again. I appreciate your help.
Submitted by jaka351393
Yes, thank you! My families favorite lasagna has been found! My cookbooks are packed away so I've been relying on the Internet when I can't recall a recipe from memory.
Submitted by sandy51550
This IS the original recipe from circa 1960 and by far, the BEST lasagne recipe I have ever made or eaten! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Submitted by le266
WARNING!!! This is NOT the version from the BH&G cookbook copyrighted in 1981. I'm making the one above ( taking advantage of my iPad), and when I realized it just doesn't look like "my" lasagna I pulled out my old book. The recipe is very different from above. Hope we like this one!
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