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Lasagna Recipes

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This favorite main dish can be made in many delicious ways and with a variety of ingredients. This page contains lasagna recipes.


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November 18, 20099 found this helpful

If you like meatless lasagna with lots of cheese, then you'll love this ;-)



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook lasagna noodles al dente according to directions and drain.

Meanwhile, mix red pepper flakes with tomato sauce. Spoon a portion of the sauce in to the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Place three of the cooked noodles over the sauce and sprinkle a portion of the mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan over the noodles.

Repeat layering of sauce, noodles and cheese according to the amount of noodles chosen. Be sure to finish with a cheese layer.

Bake in oven for 30 to 45 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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October 15, 2018

This is a long standing family favorite of everyones! I call this our comfort food.



  • My homemade sauce* or jar sauce- about 8 cups
  • 1 - 1 1/12 lb very lean ground beef and/or sausage
  • 1 box oven ready lasagna noodles (you will need 12 pieces)
  • 32 ozs. Ricotta cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 8oz. bags mozzarella shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano & Parmigiana cheese / plus 1/2 cup for ricotta mix
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 9 x 13 foil pan or a baking pan
  • Large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil




  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat sauce in pan. Cook and saute' the ground beef and sausage. Drain and add to sauce. Let the sauce simmer.
  3. Using a large bowl, add the ricotta, eggs, 1/2 cup of grated cheese, 4 ozs. of mozzarella cheese (1/2 bag), all seasonings listed, and mix very well until everything is well blended.
  4. Now you are ready to put your lasagna together. Put 3 ladles of meat sauce in the pan.
  5. Lay out 3 pieces of lasagna noodles.
  6. Spoon half of your ricotta mixture onto the 3 noodles. Then evenly spread.
  7. Next step is a layer of 3 noodles, topped with 3 ladles of meat sauce. Then top the sauce with 4 ounces of mozzarella and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  8. Repeat with the other half of the ricotta mix.
  9. Last will be 3 ladles of meat sauce, a full bag of mozzarella cheese, a very generous amount of grated cheese.
  10. Carefully make a tent cover over the pan, so the foil does not pull the cheese off and seal the edges tightly.
  11. Bake for 25-35 minutes, let sit for 1 hour before cutting. I cut my lasagna down the middle both ways, then 4 ways the short side and 6 the long way. You will get 24 good size pieces. Enjoy:)
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April 18, 2012

I like this lasagna recipe especially because it does not contain cottage cheese. I definitely prefer my lasagna without. This is very good and easy to make!

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February 18, 2009

Peel zucchini in strips with a cheese knife. Salt the zucchini strips and lay them between paper towels to drain excess moisture for 30 minutes.

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May 21, 2013

In high school our home economics class put out a cookbook of our mothers' recipes. I got this from there and have been using it ever since. I haven't seen this recipe on this site, so wanted to share.

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March 20, 2008

Serve this lasagna with a big green, vinaigrette-tossed romaine salad and your favorite garlic bread.

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January 17, 2007

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Brown beef in a large skillet in the oil along with the sliced onion and fresh chopped garlic.

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April 10, 2012

This lasagna has a very mellow flavor. The fresh veggies and the spices are a great mix together. Very easy to make and very good!

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July 5, 2011

My husband's favorite meal.

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February 16, 2011
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October 30, 2008

Cook desired noodles as package directs. Drain and chill in cold water. Heat oil and brown hamburger. Add onion and garlic and cook until transparent.


Add rest of meat mixture ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix cheese mixture.

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May 22, 2008

Brown ground beef and sausage in large skillet, stirring until crumbly. Pour off drippings. Add onion flakes, tomato paste and 2 tomato paste cans water, mixing well. Add seasonings and spices.

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October 1, 2007

Brown ground beef and garlic. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper and oregano. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles according to package directions.

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March 15, 2007

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crumble sausage in large skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, water, bouillon and basil.

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June 7, 2006

In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic in oil until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper.

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May 17, 20060 found this helpful

Combine meat sauce and spices. In another bowl, combine cottage cheese, parsley, egg and pepper. Layer 1/3 of meat mixture on bottom of 9x13 inch glass pan.

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January 4, 2006

Top with remaining 3 noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese cover tightly with foil and bake 45 minutes.

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August 19, 2010

Does anyone have a tasty homemade lasagna recipe they would like to share?

By dan ward from Columbus, OH


August 19, 20100 found this helpful

The best lasagne recipe I have ever tried (and I have tried many) is the one on the Barilla lasagne noodle box. The noodles are the no cook type that you put into the pan dry, and they soak up the sauce and soften as they bake.


So easy. I also vary it by cooking up Italian sausages, chill them, and slice very thinly, using them as a layer.

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

Quick Fix Lasagna

5 cups spaghetti sauce
1 box (8 oz.) Whole Wheat Lasagna
1 lb. Ricotta or cottage cheese
8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 13x9x2-inch baking dish, spread 1 cup of the sauce; arrange a layer of uncooked lasagna; top with 1 1/3 cup sauce, 1/2 of the Ricotta, 1/3 of the Mozzarella, and 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Repeat, gently pressing lasagna pieces into cheese mixture below. End with a final layer of lasagna; pour remaining sauce over, making sure all lasagna pieces are covered with sauce; top with remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake 45 to 55 minutes until lightly browned and bubbling. Allow to stand 15 minutes; cut into squares to serve.

Serves 6 to 8

Note: For health reasons I prefer whole wheat noodles and pasta. I also make my own spaghetti sauce in place of the store bought brands.

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August 21, 20100 found this helpful

My mother makes slow cooker lasagna. Cook up your meat and onions in a pan and drain any grease. In your slow cooker put a little of the meat mixture in bottom and top with spaghetti sauce. Then put no cook noodles in. Just break them and put them in a layer. Add your cheese (Ricotta or cottage cheese mixed with mozzarella). Then keep layering until done and top with the rest of the mozzarella. Turn on crock pot on high for 3 hours. I love this recipe because if you have a small, large or normal sized crock pot it can be made in any kind.

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August 22, 20100 found this helpful

I posted this on Thrifty Fun a while back. Give it a try, I know you will like it.
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October 13, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you so much everyone for all the feedback. It looks like I'll be eating a lot of lasagna this upcoming week! haha

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October 16, 2006

Many years ago I had a very simple recipe for Lasagna which ended with cheese squares on top and had tomato paste in the filling. I was wondering if anyone has a copy like this recipe?

Corri from Middle, TN

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February 16, 20110 found this helpful

We all love lasagna! My "assistants" love to help layer the lasagna and help eat the broken noodles. When I make lasagna, I always make two and freeze one of them. We often vacuum seal individual portions for easy "microwave lunches" to take to work.


  • 1 lb. (I use 1/2 lb. ground turkey and 1/2 lb. Italian sausage)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (7 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fennel, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley flake
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 10 lasagna noodles


In a large saucepan cook meat, onions, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat. Stir in tomatoes, sauce, and paste. Add spices. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.



Thaw, drain, and squeeze spinach. Combine spinach, egg, ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and parsley.


Cook lasagna noodles and drain.

Layer noodles, filling, cheese, and meat sauce. Repeat. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.


Source: Modified recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook

By Stephanie from Hillsboro, OR

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October 27, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. lasagna noodles
  • 1 1/2 lbs. hamburger meat
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2/3 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Prepare noodles according to package directions. Brown hamburger meat; drain fat. Mix hamburger, spaghetti sauce, salt and garlic powder. Grease 9x13 inch pan. Layer 1/3 noodles on bottom. Add 1/3 of hamburger meat and 1/2 mozzarella cheese. Repeat this procedure. Bake 35-40 minutes in 350 degree F oven.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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October 21, 20100 found this helpful

I don't like ricotta cheese, so I had to come up with something because we love lasagna!


  • 2 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cans tomatoes (puree in blender)
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag provolone cheese
  • 1 large can mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 large onion, chopped


Fry hamburger and onion together until done, add salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste. Meanwhile put on lasagna noodles, bring to a boil, and cook until done. Add salt and extra virgin olive oil to noodles while boiling.

When hamburger, onions, and noodles are done, mix hamburger, tomatoes and jar of spaghetti sauce together. In baking dish layer noodles, then hamburger mixture, both kinds of cheese then mushrooms.

Repeat using all ingredients until top layer is noodles, depending on baking dish size this should make about 4-5 layers. It will feed a family of 5 or 6 people.

My family including my small grandchildren loves this recipe.

Servings: 5-6
Time:15 Minutes Preparation Time
30 Minutes Cooking Time

By kay from Fayetteville, NC



Instead of cheddar, try cottage cheese with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. (09/01/2010)

By Alvin Green


I don't know if anyone else has said, but you don't have to cook the lasagne noodles separately. I put mine, dry, and, by the time the dish is done, so are the noodles. This saves me time and aggravation (not to mention no dirty pot). (09/02/2010)

By Raelene

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September 1, 20100 found this helpful

Cook ground beef and drain. add tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce. Simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles; drain.

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November 23, 20090 found this helpful

Brown the Italian sausage and drain off the grease. Add the Ragu sauce and water to the sausage and simmer about 5-10 minutes.

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