Homemade Lasanga

Homemade lasagna tastes so much better than store bought.  You can make one of these ahead of time and heat when you are ready to eat. This recipe is by Lee Ann Russell. Springfield, Mo.

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homemade lasagna on a plate and two glasses of white wine

Homemade Lasagna

Homemade lasagna with layers of rich meat sauce, cheese, and pasta. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Lasagna
Servings: 8
Calories: 497kcal


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 pound canned tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 pound cottage cheese
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 10 ounces lasagna noodles


  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet with oil, onion, and garlic, cooking slowly.
  • Add tomatoes, sauce, seasonings, sugar, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg and blend in cottage cheese.
  • In a greased 2-quart casserole layer 1/2 of the meat sauce, 3 noodles, 1/2 cottage cheese, 1/2 mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat layers and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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    • Stephanie

      After making home homemade fresh cheeses I was going to reply that the ricotta cheese and cottage cheese were similar, but they aren’t. Difference between Ricotta and Cottage Cheese. Growing up I don’t think ricotta was sold in my local grocery store, so for me, we always used cottage cheese. I am going to guess it maybe like that for some people still. I understand that maybe no true Italian would ever use cottage cheese in this recipe. I am not going to change the designation of this post. I appreciate your passion for Italian style recipes!

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