Miss Kansas, Becki Ronen, submitted this recipe for Lasagna.

Miss Kansas, Becki Ronen, submitted this recipe for Lasagna.

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1 lb. ground beef
3 cups spaghetti sauce
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 15 oz. ricotta cheese
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp. Dried basil leaves
1/2 dried oregano leaves
12 pieces oven ready lasagna noodles, uncooked (American Beauty works well)
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large skillet, cook meat until browned; remove from heat.
  3. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg, basil and oregano.
  5. In 13x9x2 inch baking dish, spread ¾ cup meat sauce.
  6. Place 3 pieces uncooked pasta crosswise over sauce. Pieces should not overlap or touch side of pan since they will expand when baked.
  7. Spread about 2/3 cup ricotta mixture evenly over pasta. Spread ¾ cup meat sauce evenly over ricotta covering pasta completely; sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat TWO more times.
  8. Top with remaining 3 pasta pieces. Spread remaining meat sauce completely over pasta; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  9. Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes; remove foil. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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