1 1/2 Lbs. Ground Beef
1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 -15 oz Cans Tomato Sauce
1 -14 1/2 oz Can Diced Tomatoes (Fire Roasted are lovely in this recipe)
1 6 oz Can Tomato Paste
2 Tsp. Oregano
1 Tsp. Basil
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
A couple shakes of Pepper
9 No Cook Lasagna Noodles (Greatest invention EVER!!!)
12 Oz. Cream Cheese, softened
4 C. Shredded Mozzarella, divided
1/2 C. Grated Parmesan, divided
Brown meat, onion and garlic. Drain if necessary. Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir well. Add in the oregano, basil, sugar (I leave this out), salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then let simmer for about 30 minutes.
Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the noodles. Repeat layers 2 more times but do not put the last 1/3 of the mozzarella on the noodles. Hold this cheese until the final moments of baking. Cover the noodles with the remaining 1/3 of the sauce and cover pan with foil.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle remaining cheese over sauce. Put back in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is all melty.
There are a lot of ways you can change up the lasagna to suit your family. Sub part of the onions for peppers and mushrooms. Add some sauteed spinach to the cream cheese mixture (A great way to hide it from the kids!). Change up the cheeses. Anything you want!
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