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Cheesy Lasagna

The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey Jack, provolone and Parmesan to suit your preference. For our family, the more cheese, the better.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato paste, water, brown sugar, oregano, vinegar and garlic powder.
  • In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, spread 1 cup of meat sauce. Layer with three noodles, 1 cup meat sauce and mozzarella cheese; three noodles, 1 cup meat sauce and Monterey Jack cheese; three noodles, 1 cup meat sauce, provolone cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 368 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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