Dolores’s Lasagna

  • Yield : 15
  • Servings : 15
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 2:45 h
  • Ready In : 3:15 h
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Ask anyone in Delores’s family and they will tell you that her lasagna is the best you can eat! This recipe has been adopted as a favorite in this Cajun family’s favorite food list.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 11/2 lbs to 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16oz) can tomato paste
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 lbs noodles, precooked
  • 1/2 lbs Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • black pepper to taste


Step 1

In a medium heavy pan, brown the ground beef, onions, bell pepper, and garlic in butter.

Step 2

Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt and sugar. Cover and simmer for approximately 2 hours, stirring often to prevent scorching.

Step 3

Once cooked, prepare layers in an oblong pan or large lasagna pan, by spooning meat sauce layer, cooked noodles, Ricotta and Mozzarella cheese and finish with the meat sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Repeat layers.

Step 4

Bake at 350 degrees approximately 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly. Cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Step 5

Serves about 15 individuals or 10 hungry Cajuns.

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