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Cheese Lasagna
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5 from 3 votes

Cream Cheese Lasagna

Course Main Course
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Holly

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 ounce can Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 15 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups freshly grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a medium pot, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat. Continue to cook and crumble beef until no longer pink. Drain any grease.
  • Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Pour in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, paste, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, boil lasagna noodles in a large pot of water until al dente. Drain water, then lay noodles out on a wax-paper lined baking sheet. (Don't let noodles touch because they will stick.)
  • Spread 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Lay 3 noodles over sauce. Drop a third of the cream cheese, by teaspoonfuls, over the noodles. Sprinkle 1/2 cup Mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese on top, then spoon a third of the sauce on top. Repeat layers two more times, ending with the last of the cheeses. (Sprinkle very top with dried Parsley, if desired.)
  • Cover with foil. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 45 minutes. Carefully remove foil (it will be hot!) then bake another 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!