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Lasagna Recipe (VIDEO)

This EASY Lasagna Recipe is beefy, saucy and supremely flavorful. Homemade lasagna is better than any restaurant version and it feeds a crowd for way less than going out to eat.

Lasagna Recipe in Casserole Dish on cloth napkin

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We love lasagna around here and have gotten creative over the years with slow cooker lasagna and even a lasagna pasta casserole, but THIS classic lasagna is our all-time favorite.

Lasagna Recipe:

Lasagna is the perfect meal – it keeps, reheats and freezes really well and it is so nice to have something in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week. Also, think: Meal Planning! It also works well for kids lunches – I pack a serving in my son’s thermos to keep it hot and that thermos comes home empty :).

Classic lasagna slice being lifted with a spatula

Ingredients for Lasagna with Meat Sauce:

  • I used 80/20 beef (20% fat content) for a juicier lasagna
  • You will need 9 lasagna noodles for a 9×13 casserole dish (You can use gluten free noodles).
  • Use store-bought marinara, or homemade marinara
  • Any good red wine (not cooking wine) will work

Substitute for Red Wine?

If you don’t have red wine on hand, or prefer not to use it, you can substitute with beef broth or beef stock. The red wine adds great flavor but the lasagna will still be delicious with beef broth.

Ingredients for Lasagna with red wine, ground beef, lasagna noodles, marinara sauce, and 3 cheeses

What is “Al Dente”?

Cooking Al Dente pasta means it should be “firm to the bite.” The package instructions will provide the cook time for pasta to reach the “al-dente” state. Keep in mind, the lasagna will be bake for 45 minutes so do not overcook your lasagna noodles.

How to Keep Cheese from Sticking to Foil:

There’s nothing worse than having your entire top portion of cheese stuck to your aluminum foil cover. Poke 8-10 toothpicks evenly around the top of your lasagna, pushing them in halfway to keep the aluminum foil from touching and sticking to your lasagna.

Just be sure to count and remove every toothpick prior to serving.

Easy lasagna recipe baked in casserole and garnished with parsley

Watch How to Make Lasagna:

Watch Natasha make this classic Italian-style Lasagna Recipe. It is so easy and the best lasagna I have tried with the perfect balance of meat sauce to cheese sauce and noodles. That golden cheese crust seals in all the flavor and makes it irresistible.

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How to Make Lasagna

Lasagna Recipe (VIDEO)

4.94 from 142 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
This EASY Lasagna Recipe is beefy, saucy and supremely flavorful. Homemade lasagna is better than any restaurant version and it feeds a crowd.

This 3 cheese EASY Lasagna recipe is beefy, saucy and supremely flavorful. This homemade lasagna is better than any restaurant version and it feeds a crowd!

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $18-$22
Keyword: lasagna, lasagna recipe
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Calories: 368 kcal
Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

Ingredients for Lasagna

  • 1 lb ground beef (15-20% fat content)
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine (any kind), or beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 24 oz Marinara Sauce (3 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper ground
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 9 lasagna noodles cooked al dente

Ingredients for Cheese Sauce:

  • 16 oz low-fat cottage cheese
  • 15 oz reduced fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp parsley finely chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded, divided

Instructions

How to Make Meat Sauce:

  1. Place a deep pan or dutch oven over medium/high heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 lb ground beef and diced onion. Saute, breaking up the meat, for 5 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Add pressed garlic and sauté another minute until fragrant. 

  2. Add 1/4 cup wine and stir for 2 minutes or until wine is nearly evaporated. Add 3 cups marinara, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp sugar and 2 Tbsp parsley. Bring to a simmer then cover and cook 5 minutes. 

How to Make Cheese Sauce:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 16 oz Cottage Cheese, 15 oz Ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 1 egg and 2 Tbsp parsley. Mix well.

How to Make Lasagna:

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and 9 lasagna noodles. Cook until al dente according to package instructions.

  2. Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce in the bottom of a deep 9x13 casserole dish.
    Add 3 noodles, spread on 1/3 of the meat sauce and sprinkle with 1 cup mozarella cheese. Spoon on and spread the top with 1/2 of your cheese sauce. 

  3. Repeat until you have 3 layers of noodles:
    Add 3 noodles, 1/3 meat sauce, 1 cup mozarella cheese, 1/2 cheese sauce
    Add 3 noodles, remaining 1/3 meat sauce, remaining 1 cup mozarella. 

  4. Poke 9-12 toothpicks over the surface of your lasagna (to keep the foil from sticking to the cheese). Cover with foil and bake at 375˚F for 45 minutes. 

  5. Remove foil and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese turns golden. Let lasagna rest 30 min before slicing. 

Nutrition Facts
Lasagna Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 858mg37%
Potassium 482mg14%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 437mg44%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Slice of Italian Style Lasagna on a plate with fork

For kicks and giggles, here are the original photos from this recipe which we shared 8 years ago. Look familiar? The is how yours will look if you try to cut it too early – still tasty but it slides apart.

A plate with Lasagna with a fork besides it garnished with parsley A close up of a slice of Lasagna being lifted up

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  • Hanna
    February 20, 2021

    Hi!! I am trying to cook this for a family who doesn’t like onions. What can you use to substitute onion??

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      Hi Hanna, we have always made this with onions, but I imagine it may work if you happen to test that. I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Toots
    February 14, 2021

    Been making lasagna for years, but wanted to change it up from my own recipe and yours looked SO amazing…everyone loved it! Instead of toothpicks, I always spray the inside of the foil on any cheesy dish to ensure the cheese doesn’t stick. I have always been skeptical of a lasagna that uses cottage cheese (it’s the one cheese I don’t like) but this is going to be my go-to lasagna from now on.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Hello Toots, so great to hear that you enjoyed this lasagna recipe! I’m glad this is going to be one of your favorites, thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Ida
    February 12, 2021

    I made this dish it was good lasagna

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2021

      I’m happy you enjoeyd this, Ida! Thank you!

      Reply

  • Madeline
    February 9, 2021

    Is spaghetti sauce alright to use instead of marinara?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Madeline, yes spaghetti sauce is essentially the same thing and can be used interchangeably.

      Reply

  • Celeste Whittemore
    February 9, 2021

    FABULOUS!
    I can’t wait for my son to taste it, but he’ll have to wait until I make it again.
    Scrumptious. So happy to add it to my recipe box.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Celeste! I hope he loves it too!

      Reply

  • Karol Anderson
    February 9, 2021

    If frozen, can you bake from freezer, or thaw completely first?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Karol. We also have this note on the recipe ” Bake from frozen at 375˚F for about 1 hour.” It will take less time from not frozen, just enough to heat it through which should take about 30 to 45 minutes. I hope you find this helpful!

      Reply

  • Esther Sullivan
    January 30, 2021

    I love your recipes and your presentations.They are simple to follow and good choices for familiy dinners.I usually have all the necessary ingredients on hand and do not have buy anything to complete one of your recipes

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Maria Saiz
    January 28, 2021

    First time that I made lasagna by following your recipe – thanks so much! It was scrumptious. Can’t wait to try the chicken lasagna version.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      Hi Maria, I’m glad you liked it! Please try the chicken lasagna too, it is also so good! I think you will also love it.

      Reply

  • K
    January 23, 2021

    Natasha, I can’t find cottage cheese. What can I use instead?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2021

      Hi K, you can replace the cottage cheese with ricotta cheese using the recommended measurements in the recipe. Others used ricotta cheese only and loved it too!

      Reply

  • Chad
    January 17, 2021

    I love and use this recipe often! The only thing I do different is that I add the lasagna noodles to hot water in the lasagna pan for 30 minutes. It makes them soft enough to work with and avoids boiling them, which I find laborious. It also soaks up moisture to ensure that it wont be soupy.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      Great to hear that, Chad. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Roxanne
    January 15, 2021

    Hi Natasha, love your recipes! I am curious as to what brand your white 9 x 13 casserole dish is that you use in the recipe. I can’t find it anywhere. Thanks

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2021

      Hi Roxanne, it is a 4Qt casserole dish. The Casserole dish we used for this lasagna was from Fred Meyer and very inexpensive (maybe $20 if I remember correctly) 🙂 It works great and serves beautifully 🙂

      Reply

  • Lina
    January 13, 2021

    Can you use oven-ready lasagna noodles without having to cook them (in water) to al dente?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2021

      Hi Lina, I haven’t tried this with oven-ready lasagna, but that may work. Several readers left comments I recommend reading through.

      Reply

  • Sarah
    January 12, 2021

    Yes you can use gluten free noodles.. Guess what, I’ll let you in on a secret! *drumroll* You can use organic noodles too! Oh wait, we also got organic AND gluten free sauce. Plus organic Pepperoni! You can go all organic and healthy here, not just gluten free.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 12, 2021

      That is wonderful that you were able to make it healthy, organic and gluten-free. I love that!

      Reply

  • Barbara West
    January 5, 2021

    This came out delicious. I found it quite ‘’liquidy’’ tho and not sure why. I watched your video and I had followed it exactly. Any ideas?

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    • Natasha
      January 6, 2021

      Hi Barbara, make sure to let it rest and set before slicing into it. Otherwise, it can seem too loose and will slide apart when sliced.

      Reply

      • Jo Hamm
        February 17, 2021

        I made this over the weekend. I, too, followed your recipe exactly and it came out really liquidly. I let it rest, also, before slicing. Not sure why. The taste was really good, though. Love your recipes!

        Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 17, 2021

          I’m glad you liked it! That never happened to me before, are you sure that the ingredients were measured corractly?

          Reply

          • Jo Hamm
            February 22, 2021

            Followed your recipe exactly but I am not going to give up. It was still really good. My husband loved it, also. Thanks, again, for your recipes!

  • Juliann B
    December 30, 2020

    Hands down the best recipe ever. Very easy to make and so delicious. I was wondering what you would think of adding black olives to the meat sauce?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      Hi Juliann, I haven’t tested that, but I imagine it will work. If you test that out, I would love to know how you like it.

      Reply

  • Michelle
    December 29, 2020

    Hi, if I’m using the lasagna foil trays, how should I adjust the baking time?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2020

      Hi Michelle, I haven’t tested this in a foil tray, but that should work. It may take less time to bake, but I do recommend checking it slightly sooner for doneness. I don’t imagine the time will change by much.

      Reply

  • Michelle
    December 29, 2020

    Hi, if I sub the beef for mince chicken, would I have to make any variations to the sauce?
    Also, can your lasagnas be prepped and fridged prior to baking?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2020

      Yes, you can make this lasagna ahead. You may assemble put it in the fridge or freeze it then bake it the next day. We also have this note on the recipe ” Bake from frozen at 375˚F for about 1 hour.” It will take less time from not frozen, just enough to heat it through which should take about 30 to 45 minutes. I hope you find this helpful! You can try my Chicken Lasagna recipe instead.

      Reply

      • Michelle
        December 29, 2020

        Thanks. I am actually doing the chicken lasagna as well but wanted to know if it’s ok to use mince chicken in this recipe. Please let me know if you think I should make any variations to the other ingredients.

        Reply

  • Cheryl
    December 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha. I can’t find ricotta cheese and cottage cheese in my country. May I know what I could substitude it with?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 29, 2020

      Hi Cheryl, I haven’t tried it with any substitutes. You might google to see see what a good substitution is for ricotta in lasagna and see if that is available in your area.

      Reply

  • Tara
    December 23, 2020

    We’re usually not huge tomato sauce fans; however, this entire recipe is absolutely amazing and a family favorite!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Cheryl
    December 22, 2020

    I’m curious about the low fat cheese. Is there a reason that pertains to baking the lasagna or just your personal preference? Thank you! 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 23, 2020

      Hi Cheryl, a low-fat cheese would still work well. We love the low moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese.

      Reply

  • Wendy
    December 22, 2020

    Bought no boil noodles by mistake, what should I do

    Reply

    • December 22, 2020

      I have not tested this particular recipe with no-boil noodles, however, you could use them but I would do a search for the diff liquid ratio.

      Reply

    • Deb
      December 25, 2020

      I bought creamettes oven ready lasagna noodles. It turned out awesome. i might use more noodles next time since they are little smaller but i just used 9, i was afraid it might turn out dry but it was juicy. Will make again.

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 26, 2020

        I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

        Reply

  • Amy
    December 20, 2020

    That pan fit 3 lasagna noodles across perfectly! Can you tell me what kind of pan it is?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 21, 2020

      Hi Amy, we have the pan linked in the recipe, you can find it in our Amazon Shop HERE also. I believe it is 13×9.

      Reply

      • SweetSue
        December 23, 2020

        The link provided for lasagna pan is not the same as the one you used (with open handles). Actually link opens to a fluted pie plate. There is a lasagna pan shown below (often bought with pie plate) but it’s not the same as the one you used in video.

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        • Natasha
          December 23, 2020

          Hi, we are not able to track down that specific dish online – I wish we could, but we purchased it at our local Fred Meyer store. There is a similar 13×9 dish in our Amazon Affiliate Shop.

          Reply

          • Clara Texeira
            December 30, 2020

            Hi Natasha. I believe the pan is called Dash of That and I see it at my Fred Meyer store, but do you know if your pan is 4 QT, or the 6 QT?

          • Natasha
            December 30, 2020

            Hi Clara, it is a 4Qt casserole dish.

  • Renee Price
    December 20, 2020

    This is such a yummy lasagna recipe! We usually eat it right after I make it, but I need to freeze it to serve later. Should I freeze it before I cook it (and cook at needed time) or after I cook it?

    Thank you,

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2020

      Hello Renee, thank you for your good feedback. You can make this ahead, assemble put it in the fridge or freeze it then bake it the next day. We also have this note on the recipe ” Bake from frozen at 375˚F for about 1 hour.” It will take less time from not frozen, just enough to heat it through which should take about 30 to 45 minutes. I hope you find this helpful!

      Reply

  • Sandra Scornaienchi
    December 17, 2020

    WHAT IF You don’t like Cottage cheese

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      Hi Sandra, you can replace it with ricotta cheese.

      Reply

  • YAJAIRA GUAJARDO
    December 15, 2020

    This my 5th time making this recipe. It’s delicious 😋. I double the meat from 1lb to 2lbs and use 2 jars of marinara. Maybe that why I end up with a little bit of cheese mixture left over….lol. But it makes for a pretty filling lasagna. I also season the beef
    and cheese that goes on top with home made Italian seasoning – Ingredients – herb grinder
    ▢2 tablespoons dried basil
    ▢2 tablespoons dried oregano
    ▢1 tablespoons dried rosemary
    ▢1 tablespoon dried thyme
    ▢1 teaspoon garlic powder

    Thank you so much for the recipe. I’ve made it my own💖

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 15, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us, I’m glad that you enjoyed this recipe! We appreciate your comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • Julie McMahon
    December 14, 2020

    So I am a white wine drinker and have no idea what a “good red wine” is. Help!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Julie, I usually use a soft red for all of my cooking. Any good drinkable and not overly sweet wine will work.

      Reply

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Julie, Some good red wine options include:
      Pinot Noir
      Merlot
      Cabernet Savignon
      Soft Red by Ste Chapelle (our favorite local brand)

      Reply

      • Julie McMahon
        December 23, 2020

        Thank you!!! I went with Merlot and it was amazing!!! Just as good, if not better, the next day!!! And an amazing wine aroma next day when we reheated it!! Delicious xxx

        Reply

  • Lorainne
    December 13, 2020

    Made this Lasagne for family and it was fantastic! I am planning to make a couple of pans and freeze for future consumption. Can I prepare and freeze uncooked or should it be cooked and frozen. Either way, for how long should it be cooked from frozen?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Thank you, Lorainne, for your great comments! You can make this ahead, assemble put it in the fridge or freeze it then bake it the next day.

      Reply

  • Shaina
    December 13, 2020

    Hi, Natasha! I’m planning to make your lasagna for Christmas but I don’t have ricotta cheese. Is there an alternative you could recommend? Would cream cheese work okay? Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Hi Shaina, I saw others commented that they used cream cheese and I think it worked well. You may also just use and add more cottage cheese. Please let us know how it goes if you try it!

      Reply

  • Karla Camara
    December 8, 2020

    Instead of cooking the noodles ahead of the baking. I add about 3/4 cup of water to the sauce mixture, Then I layer, but use the noodles uncooked!!!!! The extra water is absorbed in the noodles and makes for a firmer Lasagna!!!! So yummy!!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 8, 2020

      Sounds awesome, Karla! I’m so happy that you loved this recipe. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Theresa
    December 6, 2020

    Thank you for this Lasagna recipe I will try this recipe CHRISTMAS EVE love your recipes

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 6, 2020

      You’re welcome and sounds like a great plan!

      Reply

  • Megan
    December 5, 2020

    Probably the best lasagna that I’ve ever made! I think I may have messed up the layering, so it didn’t exactly stay in its shape when lifted out of the pan, but it was still so very delicious! The red wine really made it better(as crazy as it may seem!)😁

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 6, 2020

      I’m glad you said that, Megan. Thanks for your wonderful comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Lia
    December 3, 2020

    What do you usually serve with Lasagna?

    Reply

  • Erin Mizzell
    November 28, 2020

    Just made this for my husband’s 40th birthday. He requested that I make this lasagna from now on. Absolutely delicious and will definitely be making again and again 😊

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Areefa Yusuf
    November 25, 2020

    Made this the day before Thanksgiving…I was so upset that I messed up the last steps, I end up leaving it under the broil for longer than 5min since my daughter had a tantrum..it came out golden brown, not burnt but very dark on top…just hoping its not burnt inside too, also I used a 9×13 dish and my noodles didn’t fit correctly like yours…I had to boil extra noodle and put it Crossway…I just saw one of your comments about assembling everything the night before then baking it the next day, wish I had saw that before…I baked mines the night before Thanksgiving…Crossing my fingers for not burning the lasagna

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2020

      I hope it will still turn out well! Please let us know how it goes and Happy Thanskgiving.

      Reply

      • Narissa
        December 23, 2020

        Hi Natasha…it was good but a bit dry…the top of the lasagna was not as moist and cheesy as yours..I wonder if it’s because I baked it the night before…will bake another one for Christmas…my daughter loves lasagna..any tips..can I assemble it the night before and bake it the next day..also do I put the cheese on top when I’m ready to bake it….thanks and merry Christmas

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        • Natasha
          December 24, 2020

          HI Narissa, a freshly baked top will always be the juiciest but thankfully this reheats really well.

          Reply

  • Pamela Boyko
    November 24, 2020

    Was so disappointed- been making lasagna for years- was excited to try yours- turned out sooo wet- followed directions to a tee! Had to drain the lasagna pan- so far 3 times- everything just floating-so glad did not serve to company

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 25, 2020

      Hi Pamela, I haven’t had that experience but I am happy to help troubleshoot. You might consider if there were any substitutions made? Also, make sure to let the lasagna rest as noted above in the recipe and it will slice easier. In all the years I’ve been making this, I have never had to drain a lasagna so I am assuming maybe it’s the type of quantity of marinara used or changes in quantities of other ingredients.

      Reply

  • Jenny Persaud
    November 23, 2020

    Okay to start off, I’ve never cared enough to ever leave a review on a recipe before.

    I was super weirded out when I read that we had to add cottage cheese because I didn’t know how it would taste. Also, I followed the recipe exactly except I actually forgot to add beef broth/wine!

    That being said, this was literally the best lasagna I have EVER had and I can’t shut up about it to everyone I know. I’m going to go try all your recipes now because I’ve never been so pleasantly impressed!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      Hello Jenny, your comment is so great! Thank you so much for your perfect rating, we appreciate your excellent comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Jay Sandhu
    November 21, 2020

    My daughter and I made this lasagna last night and it was delicious! Great recipe, excellent video. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Kim Spaulding
    November 15, 2020

    I am used to making Lasagna recipes that need a true lasagna dish. DO NOT use a lasagna dish as it will be too large for the amount of noodles and ingredients this recipe calls for. The lasagna was yummy but unfortunately more like lasagna soup. I really liked how easy it was.

    Reply

  • Mona Abbas
    November 14, 2020

    Loved this recipe….the only thing I left out was the red wine as I don’t use alcohol in my household but I still found this recipe perfect!!!
    I’d love a vegetarian lasagna recipe too!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2020

      Hello Mona, glad you loved this recipe! Thanks for your suggestion, I have a vegetarian alternative for lasagna. Please check my Eggplant Parmesan Recipe.

      Reply

  • Lori M Emory
    November 12, 2020

    Hey did you know Reynolds makes non stick foil now? It is wonderful!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Catherine
    November 12, 2020

    Made this and loved it. I’ve been searching high and low for the dish you baked yours in. Can you share?

    Reply

  • Sandy
    November 8, 2020

    Can I use ground turkey 85/15 instead?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 8, 2020

      Hi Sandy, ground turkey should work well to make a turkey lasagna.

      Reply

  • Tiffany Haught
    November 5, 2020

    can you make this night before and leave it in the refrigerator.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2020

      Hello Tiffany. You can make this ahead, assemble put it in the fridge or freeze it then bake it the next day.

      Reply

  • Heller
    November 3, 2020

    Can I change the parsley with fresh basil, or would that be to strong???

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 3, 2020

      Hi Heller, I haven’t tried it with fresh basil, it will impact the flavor but if you do test it out I would love to know how you like this

      Reply

  • Chris
    November 3, 2020

    I made two of these for a birthday party. So delicious!! My only alteration was the addition of a 1/2 lb of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. Thanks again!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 3, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Chris! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Galina
    October 31, 2020

    What kind/size dish are you using to bake the lasagna in?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2020

      Hi Galina, we have the pan linked in the recipe, you can find it in our Amazon Shop HERE also. I believe it is 13×9.

      Reply

  • PENNY
    October 30, 2020

    I have a question. Can I double this recipe and put all ingredients in a very large Lasagna pan? If yes, how long do I cook it? Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2020

      Hi Penny, that may work, I imagine you will need to increase the time, but I’m unable to advise without testing it.

      Reply

  • Kimberly
    October 26, 2020

    I hate cottage cheese. Is there anything else to replace it with or does it not taste like cottage cheese at all once everything is mixed up?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2020

      Hello Kimberly, Ricotta cheese will also work great!

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  • Shelly
    October 16, 2020

    Made this Tuesday…BY FAR the best Lasagna recipe I’ve tried yet. My husband agrees. I used it for meal prep this week, and I swear I think it gets better by the day. So cheesy 🙂 So Yummy! Fish tacos are for dinner tonight. I’m so excited.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2020

      Love it! I’m so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the lasagna. I hope you love fish tacos too!

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  • Gabby D
    October 12, 2020

    My family and I LOVED this lasagna recipe! I used Raos tomato sauce, if anyone has acid reflux or frequent heartburn like I do, I highly suggest this brand as it is less acidic. I also used oven ready noodles; with that I adjusted the cook time to 30 mins plus 5 mins on broil. Thank you Natasha for your awesome recipes 😁

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 13, 2020

      Fantastic! Good choice of brand too, thanks for sharing that with us!

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  • Shari
    October 10, 2020

    Just made today for my boyfriend. He loved it!!! For me a lot of prep
    For a non cooking person but worth it.
    I’m sure it took me longer but I wanted to follow instructions exactly.
    Next time making the veggie lasagna because my neighbor is a vegetarian and I want to share with her.
    So my boyfriend loves it and Natasha is so cute and her video is so helpful.
    Thx thx thx

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2020

      I’m so glad that was helpful Shari! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Faith
    October 10, 2020

    I have made just the other day your recipe for bake ziti and every one loved it and that is what the 5 stars are for. I just know your lasagna recipe will be just as good.
    I was wondering if you have a recipe for home made ricotta cheese?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2020

      Hi Faith! I do not at this time but that’s a great idea – adding it to my list.

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    • Jest
      October 26, 2020

      Nice

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  • Bonnie
    October 9, 2020

    Made this yesterday for our daughter & son-in-love and they loved it. I did add some mushrooms to it, because I love mushrooms. It came out perfect! Son-in-love even took some for his lunch at work today!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 9, 2020

      That’s just awesome Bonnie! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Shari
    October 8, 2020

    Looking forward to making.
    I did read elsewhere to drain the cottage cheese so lasagna not watery but u don’t mention that

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2020

      Hi Shari, we didn’t need to for this recipe.

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      • Shari
        October 9, 2020

        Thx going to make tomorrow. I’m not a great cook so going to rewatch video.
        Thx for the reply.
        Wish me luck.

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  • Marsha
    October 1, 2020

    Just making this recipe as we speak a lot more work as I exspected, can’t wait to taste it, will keep you posted

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Marsha!

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  • Mavy
    October 1, 2020

    Hey I have a question. I’ve made this dish in the past and it is to die for! However, I have people coming over tomorrow so I wanted to assemble it today and bake it tomorrow. Will it stay fine in the fridge over night? When I bake it tomorrow will it be the same baking time?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 6, 2020

      I’m glad you love this recipe! You can make this ahead, assemble put it in the fridge or freeze it then bake it the next day. We also have this note on the recipe ” Bake from frozen at 375˚F for about 1 hour.” It will take less time from not frozen, just enough to heat it through which should take about 30 to 45 minutes. I hope you find this helpful!

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  • Cindy A
    September 30, 2020

    Will this recipe work with Gluten Free no boil ready to bake pasta? Would I need any modifications?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 1, 2020

      Yes, you can use gluten-free noodles too!

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  • Donald Buzzelli (Buzz)
    September 14, 2020

    I made this yesterday for my wife and shared some with my neighbors. I have never made lasagna before but your instructions made it so easy to do. I followed the recipe exactly and it was a hit! The leftovers today are even better! My wife had me take a picture of it and she has been texting all her friends about her husband now being the designated lasagna maker from now on. We include the link to your recipe too. Thanks Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2020

      That’s just awesome Donald! Thank you so much for this wonderful review!

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  • V
    September 6, 2020

    This recipe was so easy and fun. It came out perfectly and delicious. My family LOVE this lasagna recipe and asked that it be made regularly.
    First, I made your lasagna rolls and those were easy and yummy too. It gave me the confidence to try making your traditional style lasagna and I’m so happy I did.
    I love your videos, recipes and your personality! Thank you for making me a better cook with each new recipe I try.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2020

      That is so nice! I’m so glad that you loved the result and that it gave you the confidence that you need. I hope you love every recipe that you are going to try!

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  • Susan
    September 4, 2020

    If you let the lasagna sit for 30 minutes, is it still nice and hot/ Seems like it might not be warm enough after 30 minutes. It does look yummy! I am going to try it just don’t know if I can wait 30 minutes.
    Thanks,
    Susan

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2020

      Hi Susan, If you keep it covered with foil it is still very warm! The inside will be nice and steamy.

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  • Sarah Mora
    September 3, 2020

    BEST LASAGNA DISH/RECIPE EVER!!! I made this dish for my in-laws. My husband thought I was nuts for making them lasagna for the first time (since they are incredibly picky eaters). I made this dish over 2 weeks ago and they continue to tell me how delicious the lasagna turned out (indirectly hinting that they want to come over for more lol). I added half ground beef and half mild italian spicy sausage. I also used ricotta cheese (no cottage cheese). Boy, did I score some major points! Lol. Seriously…your recipes are so easy to follow. I really appreciate you sharing your beautiful talent with us. I never thought I would enjoy cooking and baking so much. I really owe it to you. Thank you again, Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me Sarah! Sounds like you found a new family favorite!

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  • Carol Malone
    August 30, 2020

    Your lasagna recipe was the Best. The first time mine never fell apart. My husband loved it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      I’m glad you and your husband loved this recipe, Carole. Thanks for your great review!

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  • Gerald
    August 29, 2020

    Saw your video on Facebook for this a few times but just tried making it tonight. Best lasagna ever!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Rita
    August 19, 2020

    I can you use no boil noodles?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2020

      Hi Rita, I haven’t tried that but one of our readers wrote “used ‘no boil’ lasagna noodles and it worked fine and cuts cooking time. Would like to try other lasagna recipes to compare…” I hope this is helpful!

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  • Ivy Montano
    August 16, 2020

    My first try to make a Lasagna. It didn’t come out pretty aesthetically but the taste was really superb!👌🏻

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    • Ivy Montano
      August 16, 2020

      Though I couldn’t find a Ricotta Cheese in our local grocery I replaced it with Cream Cheese instead.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2020

      Great to hear, I think it will get better on your next try! I’m just glad that you loved how it tasted.

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  • Joanne
    August 15, 2020

    I want to make this but i don’t like cottage cheese. Can i just leave it out and use more ricotta? or use something else

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2020

      Hi Joanne, you sure can! Ricotta cheese will work great!

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      • Sarah Craddock
        November 9, 2020

        How much Ricotta Cheese if you eave out the Cottage Cheese

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          November 9, 2020

          Hello Sarah, you can replace the cottage cheese with ricotta cheese using the recommended measurements in the recipe. Others used ricotta cheese only and loved it too!

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  • Amanda Smith
    August 7, 2020

    I have an egg allergy so can I substitute the egg or just leave it out all together?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2020

      Hi Amanda, I haven’t tested this but you can substitute the eggs (yolks…) with whipping cream, equal amount. The addition of eggs to a Lasagna is to make it a richer and creamier filling. You can also use more Ricotta Cheese.

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  • Linda Yetter
    August 5, 2020

    Delicious recipe . Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2020

      You’re welcome, Linda! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Kelly
    August 3, 2020

    Hi! I’m going to make this recipe for a family vacation. I want to freeze it uncooked and bake. What time and temp should I use. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2020

      Hi Kelly! That will work! This lasagna freezes really well!

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  • Zoe
    July 30, 2020

    Hi Natasha, thank you for this recipe it is DELICIOUS! My family loved it so thank you so much for it! Much appreciated, Zoe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Regan
    July 22, 2020

    Lasagna is one of my favourite dishes and I’m so glad I followed your recipe. It was delicious and my family said it was very good! One question, it was falling apart a bit while cutting it, do you have any tips for this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2020

      Hi Regan, if it is falling apart it is likely due to the noodles being overcooked. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Brígida Gipson
    July 20, 2020

    Natasha, I love “All” your recipes! Could you recommend a red wine for your easy lasagna recipe?
    Thank you and God bless you!
    Brígida Gipson

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 21, 2020

      Thank you for your good comments, Brigida. Any good red wine (not cooking wine) will work. I usually use a soft red for all of my cooking. Any good drinkable and not overly sweet wine will work.

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  • Roberta Marshall
    July 20, 2020

    Spray foil before covering casserole. I’ve had no problems with this or the enchilada casseroles cheeses.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Roberta.

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  • Bonnie Mitchell
    July 17, 2020

    I have made this three times in the last 3 months. Every time it has turned out delicious. I thought my Italian seasoning was a little bland so I did add more plus some fennel seed. I love your recipes and your videos.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that awesome review with me Bonnie!

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  • Aleeza Shameer
    July 13, 2020

    Loved it!! Thanks for the recipe

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  • Barb
    July 12, 2020

    I usually love her recipes but this one was so bland. Next time I’ll try using Parmesan and Romano cheese as well

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2020

      Sorry to hear that it didn’t meet your expectations, Barb. Try that next time please and let us know how it goes.

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  • Barbara Izzo
    July 11, 2020

    I’m looking forward to making this recipe but I was wondering why you use low fat ricotta and cottage cheese rather than regular?

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    • Natasha
      July 11, 2020

      Hi Barbara, you can definitely use regular if that is what you have on hand or normally buy at the grocery store.

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  • Natalya
    July 8, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago and the family ranked it 5 stars. I want to make it for my sister. Can I assemble it the night before and have her bake it the next day?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 8, 2020

      That is so awesome! So great to hear that Natalya, thank you for such wonderful feedback. You can make this ahead, assemble put it in the fridge or freeze it then bake it the next day.

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  • Mushell
    July 8, 2020

    Lasagna turned out great, heated really well in the office microwave. Will dwftmale again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 8, 2020

      So wonderful to hear that you loved it! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Galina
    July 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Another great recipe. I would like to prepare lasagna one day ahead, can I assemble and put in the fridge and then bake next day? I never make it ahead so not sure… Also a little unsure if I should add cottage cheese layers, in the past when I added cottage cheese with eggs my kids did not like it (but I did), but I never tried ricotta, I wonder if I will be able to sneak these cheeses in…

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    • Natasha
      July 4, 2020

      Hi Galina, my kids loved it and it blends very well with the rest of the cheese sauce. I hope your family loves the lasagna recipe!

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  • Jenean Graham
    June 23, 2020

    I made this lasagna today for my husband birthday dinner. OMG it was the best lasagna I have ever eaten. I am not a lasagna fan because and I have never found a recipe that I can brag about but this one is so delicious I was going for seconds but I have to watch my waistline. Lol. This is definitely my go to recipe. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 24, 2020

      I am so glad you tried this recipe. Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try and for your awesome comments!

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    • Patty
      July 10, 2020

      Thank you Natasha! Another great recipe! Even my picky 75-yr-old mom who dislikes anything tomatoey had seconds!!! Definitely another keeper!
      Patty

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 10, 2020

        Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Patty! I’m all smiles

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  • Pauline
    June 23, 2020

    You have use cottage cheese or something else

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2020

      Hi Pauline, you can replace the cottage cheese with ricotta cheese since most prefer that. It does add creaminess to the recipe.

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