Reader recipe Chris's Best Lasagna
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Chris's Best Lasagna

I have modified this lasagna recipe to suit me. I will make it ahead of time when we are having company, or taking it to friends. This gives me time to visit with family and friends instead of spending all my time in the kitchen. They always rave about this dish.

By shantz5

Source: shantz5

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  • Prep time 30min
  • Cook time 45min
  • Portion size 12 lg. pieces


  • 1 lb 1lbhamburger meat, browned
  • 1 1cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup 1cupmushroommushrooms, sliced
  • 28 oz 28ozdiced tomatoes
  • 1 jar 1jarspaghetti sauce
  • 2 2basil leafbasil leaves, chopped
  • 4 cups 4cupsmozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1 med 1medoniononions, chopped
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
  • 1 1jalapeno pepperjalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1 box 1boxoven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 1 tablespoon 1tablespoonolive oil, (optional)
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Brown hamburger in oil, ( I only use the oil if my hamburger is very lean)with onion and garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Add peppers and mushrooms cook for 5 min, or till peppers starting to soften. Add spagetti sauce, tomatoes and basil. Let simmer 15 min. While simmering, shred cheese. Using a 9x13 pan, ( my favourite is a clay pan) Layering sauce, noodles, sauce, noodles, cheese, noodles , sauce and cover with cheese. Cover with foil and bake 45min. (I will also make ahead, cook 30 min and freeze, cooking the thawed casserole for 45 min or till cheese is bubbly.) Serve with salad and bread.

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