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Easy Lasagna

This easy lasagna recipe is a classic family dinner! Lasagna noodles are layered with a meaty tomato sauce, creamy ricotta, and lots of cheese for a delicious Italian meal everyone will love.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lasagna, meat sauce, pasta
Servings: 12
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 12 lasagna noodles uncooked
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded and divided
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese shredded and divided

Tomato sauce

  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ pound Italian sausage
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 36 ounces pasta sauce favorite jarred sauce

Cheese mixture

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • While noodles are boiling,brown beef, sausage, onion and garlic over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  • Stir in pasta sauce and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Make Cheese Mixture by combining 1 ½ cups mozzarella, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, ricotta, cottage cheese, and egg.
  • Add 1 cup meat sauce to a 9x13 pan.
  • Top with 3 lasagna noodles. Layer with ⅓ of the Cheese Mixture and 1 cup of meat sauce.
  • Repeat twice more.
  • Finish with 3 noodles topped with remaining sauce.
  • Top with remaining cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
  • Broil 2-3 minutes if desired.
  • Rest 10-15 minutes before cutting.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 2mg