Baked Lasagna



  • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped


  • 3/4 to 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • Butter
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 pound Italian sausage or ground beef, coarsely chopped
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese


  1. Sauce: Put all the ingredients into a large cooking pot. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour.
  2. Pass through a sieve; return to the pot, and season to your satisfaction. Continue to simmer until sauce has thickened.
  3. Just before using this sauce, stir in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter.
  4. Lasagna: Brown sausage or beef, then drain.
  5. Boil lasagna noodles. Drain and put a layer in a well-buttered casserole dish.
  6. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese, then a layer of sausage or beef and a thin layer of hardboiled egg.
  7. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and ricotta or cottage cheese.
  8. Moisten cheese with some of tomato sauce.
  9. Continue in layers, finishing with a good thick layer of grated Parmesan.
  10. Dot with butter and bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.
  11. Serve with warm rolls or garlic bread.