Raf's Lasagna

Author: Canadian Living

A friend of my mother's gave me this recipe years ago and it is the only lasagna I make because it so good. She was an excellent Italian cook and recently passed away. I thank her for her recipe and hope others will enjoy it as much as I do.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : jadilman


  • 1 1/2 lb pork sausage meat
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can canned plum tomato
  • 2 cans tomato paste
  • 3 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


Lay lasagna noodles in 9X13 pan and cover with hot tap water to soak. Brown sausage meat slowly, add garlic, basil, salt and italian seasoning. Spoon off fat and add plum tomatos and tomato paste. Simmer 30 minutes. In bowl, combine cottage cheese, parmesan, parsley, eggs, salt and pepper. Remove noodles from water and dry dish. Oil the dish with olive oil and lay one layer of noodles, 1/2 of cottage cheese mixture, layer of mozzarella and layer of meat sauce. Repeat all layers and top with extra parmesan cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
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Raf's Lasagna