Mama Mondys Lasagna Recipe

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607


                                                                          MAMA MONDY'S LASAGNA 

My Grandpa Vinny was Italian~  Mama Mondy made this lasagna... mostly for special occasions.  It was a favorite for Christmas dinner.  My grandparents would be proud that we are still making their lasagna and sharing it with friends and family!

Mama Mondys Lasagna





 1 pound ground meat ( turkey, elk, beef)

1 pound ground Italian sausage

10 lasagna noodles

4 cloves garlic crushed

1 yellow onion chopped

2 teaspoons dry basil

2 teaspoons dry oregano

1 teaspoon parsley

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried chile flakes

1 can diced tomatoes

2 cans tomato sauce

1 small can tomato paste

2 cups ricotta or cottage cheese

3 eggs lightly beaten

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

2-3 cups grated mozzarella cheese




  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine ground meat and sausage along with onion and garlic, season with salt & pepper,  and brown in a pan until meat is just cooked.  Drain oil and liquid from pan.
  3. Add basil, oregano, season with salt and pepper again.  combine this mixture with tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and let it simmer for 40 minutes.
  4. Mix ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese) with parmesan, parsley and eggs.
  5. Spray pan with Pam.  I use 2-3 smaller pans and freeze them prior to baking.
  6. Spread some of the sauce in the bottom of pan.  Layer dried noodle over the top and don't overlap. 
  7. Spread ricotta cheese mixture over noodles. 
  8. Add a light layer of sauce. And top that with mozzarella cheese. 
  9. Add another layer of noodle and repeat.

If you would like to make this vegetarian- Sautee mushrooms, bell peppers, eggplant, olives, zucchini-- or whatever veggies you have-- and substitute them for the meat.  In addition...  a bag of frozen and drained spinach to the ricotta cheese mixture.

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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Kathy,  Haven't had a chance to eat lunch.  Now comes your lasagna pic.   How dare you ?!?!   LOL   Marriwed into an Italian family and know exactly what you are saying !

Sep 06, 2012 04:06 AM #1
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Kathy - I'm so hungry right now.  Your Mama Mondys lasagna looks so good... I think I just drooled on myself!

Sep 06, 2012 04:37 AM #2
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I hope you will try it... it's really pretty easy to put together.  You can also freeze it and bake it later when you come home late from a day on the golf course!  K

Sep 06, 2012 05:02 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That looks delicious, could you please materialize some for our dinner tonite, we have been working since 5:00AM, and I am still going.  A

Sep 06, 2012 08:38 AM #4
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Kathy, not only does that look delicious, lasagna is one of my favorite dishes! Love the idea of freezing a pan or 3.

Sep 07, 2012 06:58 AM #5
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