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

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)

4.95 from 36 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
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*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 858mg 36%
Potassium 482mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 14.1%
Vitamin C 7.4%
Calcium 43.7%
Iron 11.9%
* 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.

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  • Kathy Paris
    December 15, 2018

    I would live to print this recipe Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 15, 2018

      Hi Kathy! There is a print option towards the bottom of the recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Galina Rabinovich
    December 14, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    I made this lasagna 3 days ago and, as usual, an excellent recipe. My husband who does not eat pasta told me that I can do it again and again. Even the third day leftovers were juicy and tasty as the first day.

    P.S. I tried MANY of your recipes and all are very good. I like when it works from the first try. No hidden technique or ingredients. For the coming New Year party my family asked me to bake the wreath bread (2 portions) and some deserts. I am baking the caramel mini cheesecakes, eclairs and maybe zefir.

    Thank you for everything you do for people who love to cook, bake and eat :)). Reply

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2018

      Hi Galina! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review and comment. I’m smiling big 🙂 I’m so happy you love the lasagna and so many of our other recipes. I hope you have a lovely Christmas season!! 🙂 Reply

  • Karen Mansi
    December 14, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    I wanted to make this lasagna but I cannot seem to find cottage cheese in the supermarket. Do you know what can I substitute with cottage cheese? Thank you so much! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2018

      Hi Karen, I have heard from readers who used only ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese. I think that would work best to just double the ricotta or at least 1 1/2 times the ricotta. I hope you love this meat sauce lasagna! 🙂 Reply

  • Lauren
    December 14, 2018

    Hi Natasha- this looks great- going to try it this weekend! If someone in my family doesn’t like cottage cheese, could I double the ricotta? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2018

      Hi Lauren, yes that will work to substitute with all ricotta instead of cottage cheese. I hope you love this classic lasagna! 🙂 Reply

  • JooJoo
    December 13, 2018

    Good lasagna recipe…used ‘no boil’ lasagna noodles and it worked fine and cuts cooking time. Would like to try other lasagna recipes to compare… Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Iolanda
    December 13, 2018

    Hi Natasha , I love your recipes!!.
    I have a question. WIOe are having some people over for early dinner on Saturday. If I prepared everything and place in the refrigerator the lazanha ready to bake it’s too far in advance? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2018

      That should work just fine!! It may take a little longer to bake if baking cold from the refrigerator. Reply

  • Sefora
    December 12, 2018

    Trying this tonight for dinner but I know it will be amazing since all you recipes are exceptional. Are you thinking of putting all these recipes into a book one day?? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful review, Sefora! Stay tuned for book info! Reply

  • John
    December 10, 2018

    This looks great!!! What can I substitute for ricotta cheese? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2018

      Thanks, John! I think cottage cheese will do, although I haven’t tried that so I can’t really say, I don’t think the texture would be as creamy. Cottage cheese melts and becomes stringy, while the ricotta keeps the whole thing a creamy sauce. If you experiment with cottage cheese only, let me know how it turns out 🙂 Reply

  • Elizabeth
    December 10, 2018

    Natasha, I love your recipes!! I always make Lasagna for our family Christmas dinner. I have a recipe that I usually use, until now!! I have a feeling that this will be my “go-to” recipe 🙂 How do you feel about preparing it the night before, using unboiled noodles, and just adding more sauce? Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2018

      I haven’t tried it with unboiled noodles but prepping it ahead of time should work just fine. Reply

      • Donna
        December 13, 2018

        I make mine ahead of time with uncooked noodles. The trick is cooking with aluminum foil over dish for first hour. The last 15 minutes or so take off foil. Been doing this for over 30 years. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 13, 2018

          I will have to try that! Thank you Donna! Reply

  • Courtney
    December 10, 2018

    I can’t wait to try this! It looks so good and juicy! What do you do if you want to freeze it? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2018

      Hi Courtney, Lasagna freezes well. You can freeze an entire casserole or even individual slices. Reply

  • Thomas Mercks
    December 10, 2018

    How about a quickie? You know, you can leave out the egg, substitute bow tie pasta for the lasagna noodles, and make this in one pot on the stovetop. I do it all the time for a quick evening supper. Make the meat sauce, toss in the noodles, then add the cheese sauce and stir just to mix. I love any/every kind of pasta! Adding spinach to any Lasagna is also a very tasty addition! It goes well with the Ricotta. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2018

      That is a great idea for a quick version! Thank you for sharing that with us, Thomas! Reply

  • Jewlz
    December 9, 2018

    Made this for lunch and it was a hit! So so good! Thank you for awesome and easy recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Myriam Drachman
    December 9, 2018

    Hi Natasha ! I love lasagna. But I do have a little problem… can’t get cottage cheese. Can I use ricotta instead ?? Thank you ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2018

      Hi Myriam! Yes, are more than welcome to simply use ricotta. Reply

  • Karina
    December 8, 2018

    This looks perfect! I love lasagna!
    Do you think it would turn out too dry if I substitute with chicken? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2018

      Thank you for that amazing feedback! I haven’t tried it with chicken, our readers have and enjoyed it however! 🙂 Reply

  • Alena
    December 8, 2018

    You’re so cute in your video, especially where you’re waiting for lasagna to cool 😁 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2018

      Thanks, Alena! You’re so nice! Reply

      • Alena
        December 11, 2018

        Made this today and it was delicious! For reference, I used leaner meat, but whole milk ricotta and cottage cheeses. Thank you 🙂 Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 12, 2018

          That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Jasminei
    December 8, 2018

    I love Your recipes Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 8, 2018

      Thank you Jasminei! Reply

  • Lynn
    December 8, 2018

    If you want your tin foil from sticking to the cheese just spray the tin foil with Pam or any other kind of spray and it will be perfect before putting on top of lasagne Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 8, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Lynn! Reply

  • Sveta
    December 8, 2018

    This looks sooo good! Now all I can think about is making this! And Natasha, you are so funny, the part of the video when you’re waiting for lasagna to cool down, you should have your own show on TV 😉 it is no surprise you are successful, your down to earth personality always shines through. You are so relatable to all of us busy moms. Thank you for another great recipe and helpful tips. Happy Holidays to you and yours!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 8, 2018

      That you for that wonderful compliment, Sveta! You are so nice! Reply

  • Cornelia
    December 7, 2018

    This is definitely next on my to cook list! Do you have any suggestions on what I can substitute for the meat? My hubby isn’t too keen on meat, so I’m thinking to do 1/2 with beef and 1/2 vegetarian style. Also love your 9×13 dish, have a link to it?
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 7, 2018

      Hi Cornelia, I bet it would be good with diced mushrooms instead of beef if you wanted to make it half vegetarian style 🙂 The dish is from Fred Meyer – it was by the “Dash of That” brand and it was inexpensive – maybe $20 or so? Reply

  • Z
    December 7, 2018

    Looks good! I’d use the beef broth or beef stock, since I do not drink wine or use wine at all. (Nobody in my family drinks or uses wine) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      I hope you love it! Reply

  • Deb
    December 7, 2018

    Would individual squares freeze well? Not sure how good the pasta would be. Looks yummy Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      That should work just fine! Reply

  • kate
    December 7, 2018

    Hey Natasha just wondering since the holidays are coming up are you going to have a give away?

    p.s. yummy recipe love it Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      Stay Tuned!! 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Ruth
    December 7, 2018

    yummy this is worth making the layers, the sauce, the pasta, and the love put in by Natasha to post such delicious bon’ appetite recipe
    thanks Girl Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Tara
    December 7, 2018

    Totally delicious lasagna recipe, perfect for holiday dinners! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      Exactly! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Lori
    December 7, 2018

    Lasagna perfection! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      I agree!! Thanks Lori! Reply

  • Billy
    December 7, 2018

    I just love lasagna and this looks absolutely perfect, I know it’s delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      Thank you for that great review, Billy! Reply

  • Lauren
    December 7, 2018

    This looks amazing! I have been looking for a lasagna recipe for Christmas Eve! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2018

      I hope you love it, Lauren!!! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • This lasagna looks incredible!

    By the way, to prevent the foil from sticking to cheese, you can spray it with nonstick spray and it will work just as well! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2018

      Genius! Thank you for sharing that with me, Marina! Reply

  • Eleni
    December 6, 2018

    Best I have ever had. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2018

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

  • Jamielyn
    December 6, 2018

    This looks DELICIOUS! So cheesy and baked to perfection! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Victoria
    December 6, 2018

    I’m so happy I discovered this lasagna recipe!! It’s a treasure! My family went on and on about how much they loved it and unpacked some in my sons thermos for lunch. I’ll be making this on the regular. Thank you thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 6, 2018

      Seriously that just makes my day. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing review! I’m so glad your family loved our lasagna recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Natalie
    December 2, 2018

    Any recipes for a chicken non-tomatoe lasagna?..maybe with or without mushrooms? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 3, 2018

      Hi Natalie, I don’t have an alfredo lasagna yet but that sounds like a great idea – maybe a lasagna roll-ups recipe. I’ll put it on my list 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    June 6, 2018

    Looks and sounds aaaamazing and fairly simple! Quick question though, do you need to drain the cottage cheese before putting it in?? Reply

    • Natasha
      June 6, 2018

      Hi Natasha (great name by the way! ;), we added it straight from the container without straining or draining. Reply

      • Natasha
        June 7, 2018

        Ok, I thought so but just wanted to make sure… Thank you!! (we do have a great name, don’t we??😉) Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 7, 2018

          You’re very welcome! 🙂 Reply

      • Natalie h
        June 7, 2018

        This recipe is AMAZING!! Absolutely in love with it. It is my husbands and mine favorite dinner:) Thank you! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 7, 2018

          I’m so happy to hear that, Natalie! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Katie
    January 22, 2018

    Do u think it would turn out good without meat ? Trying to make a vegetarian version Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 22, 2018

      Hi Katie, A vegetarian lasagna sounds like an excellent idea! You might omit the wine though in a vegetarian version – I don’t recall seeing wine as an ingredient in any meatless lasagnas I’ve seen. There are so many different veggies you could try – I bet some zucchini and mushrooms would be awesome! Let me know if you experiment! 🙂 Reply

      • Katie
        January 22, 2018

        Thank u so much Natasha for such a quick reply !!!😊 can’t wait to try it !! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 22, 2018

          You’re welcome Katie! Reply

  • Brandie Blair
    January 21, 2018

    I normally don’t care for lasagna but my husband asked me to make some for dinner so I came across this recipe and it was absolutely delicious! Definitely making it again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 21, 2018

      I’m glad to hear that Brandie! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Eleni
    January 16, 2018

    The best lasagna I have ever had!!!! Loved it! My 7yro picky water daughter even had second. Now that s good lasagna. Thank you. There was no need for extra pasta sauce because it s so moist and not dry like most. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 17, 2018

      Wow, that’s great to hear! I’m glad your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Julie
    August 5, 2017

    Hi natasha!
    Could I use oven ready noodles instead of cooking prior? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2017

      Hi Julie, I haven’t tested this particular recipe with oven ready so I can’t say for sure. I assume it would work since that is how they are intended to be used; I just have not experimented with them. Reply

  • Yelena Girzhu
    July 6, 2017

    Making it second time in one week! Absolutely the best lasagna I have ever eaten. Thank you so much for such an easy and delicious recipe. I’m not a big fan of red sauce so I cut back some and it still turned out amazing. Very juicy and can’t taste the marinara:) I’m making some for my girlfriends and hope they’ll love it as much as I do! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 6, 2017

      Awesome! I’m so happy to hear how much you love the recipe Yelena! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Inna
    April 6, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    Would red cooking wine work good for this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 6, 2017

      I used to use red cooking wine in recipes but have found that drinkable red wine makes food taste so much better. Cooking wine has additives and salt which make them taste terrible for drinking but they also aren’t as good in recipes. We don’t drink wine in our house but I always have it in the fridge for recipes :). You could make it work, but it wouldn’t be quite as good. You might add just half of what is called for in the recipe just in case… Reply

  • Anna D
    March 13, 2017

    Never made lasagna before, I have time to do either slow cooker or oven one, which is better 🙂 if even slightly ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 13, 2017

      Hi Anna, the only reason I like the baked version better is because it gets the crispy noodles and browns the cheese in the oven. The slow cooker version is convenient but if you have time to make the baked one, I’d probably do that for the crispy crust 🙂 Reply

      • Anna D
        March 14, 2017

        Thanks :)) it’s in the oven now, man I felt so lost in the wine aisle 😂😂 thankfully they had the one u had pictured lol. It’s smelling pretty yummy 😛 Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 14, 2017

          My pleasure Anna! Let me know how it turns out. 🙂 Reply

          • Anna D
            March 14, 2017

            It was scrumptious😛 very excited to have a ton left over, super easy to make. Yummy. Thanks again for another recipe I will deffinently make again !

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            March 14, 2017

            I’m so happy you all liked it!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your awesome review :). I always thought lasagna tasted just as good reheated the next day. The cheese gets all melty and…. mmm 🙂

  • Susan
    March 2, 2017

    I am terrified of using ricotta in recipes so I substituted it with cottage cheese and we loved it! My previous lasagnas have been complete fails but as always we were very happy with another one of your recipes. thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2017

      You’re welcome Susan! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! 😀 Reply

  • Anna
    February 10, 2017

    Love this lasagna , all time favorite!!!! Is it possible to make this the night before and put it in the fridge and cook it in the morning ? Or is it better to freeze ? Thank you:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 11, 2017

      Hi Anna, it would work fine refrigerated the way you are describing 🙂 Reply

  • Shane
    January 31, 2017

    Any substitute for cottage cheese? Or can you not detect it in this recipe… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2017

      You don’t really notice that it is cottage cheese in this recipe. It blends really well with the rest of the sauce. I have always out of the cottage cheese, but I imagine you can omit the cottage cheese and still have great results! I hope you love it! Reply

  • Melissa
    January 23, 2017

    Hi Natasha,

    Can if I make it tonight(Monday night) and bake it Wednesday night. Would it still be ok. It’s not going to go bad? Reply

    • Melissa
      January 23, 2017

      Or it will be better if I freeze it and then bake it on Wednesday? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 23, 2017

      Hi Melissa, I haven’t tried it that way but I think it should work ok either way. Let me know how you like it! Reply

  • Kristina
    January 20, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    Can you freeze it? And how long should I bake it after I remove it from the freezer to oven? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2017

      Hi Kristina, I haven’t tried it that way but a couple of my readers reported good results with freezing half of the lasagna. I imagine you would have to add to the bake time and initially bake for closer to 1 hour then remove the foil and continue baking as directed. Let me know how you like it if you try freezing! 🙂 Reply

      • Kristina
        January 23, 2017

        I want to make it couple days before. We are going to cabins so I wanted to try freezing it and then just bake it there. Fast dinner;) Will let you know how it will turn out:) Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 23, 2017

          Please do Kristina! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 23, 2017

          That’s so smart and a cabin trip with lasagna sounds awesome!! Let me know how you like it! 🙂 Reply

  • Olya
    October 14, 2016

    Thank you so much for this great recipe! I made this lasagna many times already and my family still loves it, my 2 toddlers ask for seconds and that always makes a mom happy:)
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 15, 2016

      That is just the best when kids love what we moms make for them, particularly 2 toddlers! 🙂 Reply

    • Natalie
      December 6, 2018

      My kiddos loved it too. So so good! Highly recommend this recipe! Reply

      • Natasha
        December 6, 2018

        I’m so happy you loved the lasagna! Thank you for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Inna Liogky
    September 17, 2016

    This was delicious!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2016

      Thank you Inna, I’m glad to hear that 😀. Reply

  • MS
    April 6, 2016

    I’ve made this several times and even I can’t mess it up! My sister who is currently pregnant always craves it and my husband says it’s the best he’s had:-) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 6, 2016

      I’m so happy you all love it! Thanks for sharing that with us 🙂 Reply

  • Lexie
    March 24, 2016

    I made this tonight and it was so delicious.. Still can’t get over it 🙂 lol but instead of noodles I used thin sliced zucchini. Healthy alternative but still tastes amazing. I’ve tried both ways and it’s always a hit at our house. Thanks so much! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2016

      Hi Lexie! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome review and for sharing our idea with the zucchini! That’s brilliant! Reply

  • Tina
    February 16, 2016

    This recipe was amazing! It was so cheesy! I added some Parmesan cheese to it and had to omit the red wine because I did not have any at home. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly how you had it. It was delicious! Thank you once again for the wonderful recipes 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 16, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review Tina! 😀 Reply

      • Aliviya
        March 10, 2016

        This lasagna recipe is always such a hit. It was the first dinner that I made for my husband when we got married and I’ve been making it ever since. Thank you for the wonderful, easy recipe! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 11, 2016

          That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. Reply

  • Margarita
    January 18, 2016

    Did you cook the lasagna pasta separately? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 18, 2016

      Hi Margarita, yes pre-cook the noodles until aldente (firm to the bite) according to package instructions. Reply

  • Angelina
    January 12, 2016

    Hi, Natasha ! Can I make lasagna and bake it next day ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 12, 2016

      Yes that will work fine 🙂 Reply

  • Angelina
    January 10, 2016

    Hi Natasha !!! Can I make lasagna and bake it next day ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 10, 2016

      Angelina, that’s totally fine. Just cover it with foil and refrigerate. Let me know how it works out 😁. Reply

  • Mary
    October 14, 2015

    Hi Natasha,

    I was wondering, if I only used cottage cheese and doubled it instead of using ricotta, do you know if it would it still taste okay? Thanks 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 14, 2015

      I haven’t tried that so I can’t really say, but I don’t think the texture would be as creamy. Cottage cheese melts and becomes stringy, while the ricotta keeps the whole thing a creamy sauce. If you experiment with cottage cheese only, let me know how it turns out 🙂 Reply

    • Natalie
      November 21, 2015

      I tried doubling the cottage cheese to replace ricotta, and it still tasted amazing! Reply

  • Tanya
    October 2, 2015

    Natasha thank you so much for the recepies! Very easy to follow. Just made this Lasagna.. . My family loved it so much! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2015

      That’s so great! Thank you Tanya! 🙂 Reply

  • Kseniya
    September 18, 2015

    First time making lasagna today and so happy I did !!! It turned out soooo good. I didn’t use wine but everything else did exactly like recipe and I’ve never tried a better lasagna than this one and my husband loved it!.. Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 18, 2015

      I am so happy to hear that you loved it! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I sure appreciate it! Reply

  • Vitaliya
    March 29, 2015

    Hi, will it be okay to make this ahead of time (like 17hrs ahead of time) and keep it I’m the fridge without baking it until the next day and I’m ready to bake it or will it start lettijnf out juices that don’t need to be there..? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 29, 2015

      Yes, that should be just fine. I wouldn’t worry about it getting unusually juicy :). Reply

  • liliya nozdratenko
    October 9, 2014

    i tried couple different lasagna recipes and so ffar my husband only likes this one Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 9, 2014

      That’s so great! I’m so happy to hear that. It’s quite a compliment 🙂 Reply

  • Valentina
    September 27, 2014

    Made this yesterday.. I added mushrooms to my marinara sauce, added an extra cup of sauce and a tad bit more wine and also chopped spinach into the cheese mixture. Turned out phenomenal. I will definitely freeze half next time. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 27, 2014

      It definitely makes a big batch 🙂 I’m so glad you loved it! 🙂 Reply

  • rahimah
    September 26, 2014

    Hai Natasha.. I’m Muslim.. I can’t use red wine in y cooking, can you suggest anything liquid to replace with it.? Really appreciate it.. tq Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 26, 2014

      You can just leave it out. It adds a little more flavor to the meat, but it can just be left out and will still taste delicious 🙂 Its not necessary to replace the liquid. Reply

  • Vitaliya
    August 20, 2014

    How early can i make this before putting it into the oven, I was thinking if I could make it in the morning and keep it in the fridge until dinner time to place it into the oven or will it start to get all mushy? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 20, 2014

      That should work just fine to refrigerate it for half the day 🙂 Enjoy! Reply

  • Mo
    April 22, 2014

    Wondering…. Any Ricotta or Cottage cheese substitutes? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 22, 2014

      To be honest, I haven’t tested it with any other cheeses. I think it would be hard to cut both of them out since they are what makes the filling so gooey, cheesy and moist. Do you not like those cheeses? Reply

  • Oksana
    April 17, 2014

    Hi Natasha, thanks for the recipe! I’m sorry, what is the purpose of the tooth sticks in this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 17, 2014

      They keep the cheese from getting stuck to the foil (I’ve learned that lesson the hard way!) 😉 Reply

      • Oksana
        April 19, 2014

        Oh, that’s a good point! Thank you! Reply

  • Vika
    March 18, 2014

    Hi Natasha-
    I would like to make this tonight and wanted to know if I can substitute wine for something else or should I just omit it all together? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 18, 2014

      Hmmm… It adds some nice flavor, but I think you could omit it and still be ok 😉 Reply

      • Vika
        March 19, 2014

        Yea it still came out very good…I’m had seconds the next day 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 19, 2014

          Yes!! 🙂 Reply

  • Lina
    February 5, 2014

    Hey Natasha i was wondering what kind of lining did you use for your lasagna pan thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 5, 2014

      I don’t use any kind of lining on the bottom of the pan. I can see how it kind of looks like it in the picture (it’s an illusion lol). 🙂 Reply

  • Lana
    October 31, 2013

    Just sent my lasagna in the oven;) I made three layers instead of two because I had more ingredients… but I can tell it’s going to be DELISH!!! My daughter loves lasagna! can’t wait to have her come home from school to try it. Thanks Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 31, 2013

      I hope you and your daughter LOVE it 🙂 Reply

  • margarita
    September 28, 2013

    Made this last night, and I have to say, it was absolutely delicious! Best lasagna I’ve ever had. It didn’t come out to 10 dollars but 15.60 isn’t a big difference and I have to say it fed 2 ladies and 2 men and all four of us got seconds plus there’s enough for 2more servings. So I am definitely not complaining about the price! Love it and thanks:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 28, 2013

      When we revisited this recipe (this week) and re-took the photos, I realized that $10 was really undershooting it, so I updated the cost to make to reflect time times lol. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Nastia
    July 19, 2013

    I made this and everyone loved it especially my mom!! I added some olives in it for a little twist. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 19, 2013

      Oooh I love olives! Now I want lasagna so bad! Reply

  • Olga
    May 8, 2013

    Natasha,
    For the red wine, is that actual wine? I never bought wine before. Ekkk… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2013

      Yes, it is a real red wine 🙂 I only cook with wines (don’t drink them 🙂 St. Chapelle soft red is what I used for this. Reply

  • tonya
    February 14, 2013

    Update 🙂 just took it out of the oven… couldnt wait till it cools down and it is so delicious.. and I did put 1/8 of parsley in both . So yummy. thank u Reply

  • tonya
    February 14, 2013

    Just made the lasagna. But ur directions about the parsley wernt real clear. It says to add pasley in the cheese mix, and then in the meat as well. Do I put 1/8 cup in both? Reply

  • Lidia
    January 21, 2013

    This looks perfect on a freezing monday night! I will work on this today. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      I totally agree with you on that Lidia :). Reply

  • Alla
    October 22, 2012

    Made this tonight. After reading the previous comments, I decided to split this into two and make two 9X9 lasagnas. The proportions were perfect! I cooked more than 8 lasagna noodles though, but that was perfect otherwose I would have had a 1/2 box left full of noodles I wouldn’t use for another while. I baked one an froze the other for my hubby to bake when I am gone or when I am lazy 🙂 It was very delicious and easy. Thank you! I also ended up using only one 15 oz tub of ricotta cheese as I bought the wrong size but it still came out with plenty of taste and cheese mixture. Thank you Natasha and all who commented! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 22, 2012

      I think I will try that next time with two 9×9 lasagnas. Did you try freezing one or did you cook both? Reply

      • Alla
        October 23, 2012

        I froze one… It’s great b/c for our family the 9×9 lasgna was perfect…. enough for two adults, toddler, and lunch for 2 next day… Reply

  • elana
    July 30, 2012

    were do you get the noodles at all product stores Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 30, 2012

      They will be pretty much available at all major grocery stores Reply

  • Katerina
    May 11, 2012

    I made this a couple weeks ago and bought all ingredients at safeway, it did turn out to be a bit pricey, but hey if it fed my family of 5 for around 25 dollars thats good enough for me! anyways everyone loved it even my mother in law who is not a big fan of Lasagna, i’ll be making it again for her on mothers day this Sunday! Thanks for this GREAT recipe!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 11, 2012

      Yeah Safeway is just like our Albertsons. Maybe one day they will catch on and lower their prices. I’m glad you all liked it! Reply

  • Irina
    February 8, 2012

    Just came from Safeway and this lasagna definitely didn’t cost me 10$ 🙂
    Marinara sauce-$2.79
    1lb. Mozzarella cheese(shredded)-$4.98
    Cottage cheese-$1.99
    Ricotta-$4.99
    Beef(good quality 2.5lbs)-$9.60
    And that’s not including the rest of the ingredients that I already have at home 🙂 That’s one of the reasons why I make lasagna once a year 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 8, 2012

      Wow! Thanks for sharing. I guess it does depend where you shop. I purchased most of my ingredients at Costco and/or Winco where meat and cheese are half the price. That did turn out to be a pricey lasagna (around $25 :-O )! We don’t have a safeway but I think it would be the equivalent of our Albertsons and I could see the prices being the same there. I increased the “cost to make” to account for some of that. Reply

      • Irina
        February 8, 2012

        Safeway is a bit spendy! That’s for sure 🙂 But it’s right across the street from me. And Winco I usually go to when I’m completely out of everything! 🙂 Can’t wait to try this lasagna though, should be delicious! I’ll let you know how it turns out 😉 Reply

        • Irina
          February 16, 2012

          So, I’m back with my report 🙂
          The lasagna turned out delicious!
          I only used about half of the meat (1.5lbs) and I thought it was plenty since my pyrex dish was filled all the way to the top and when it was cooking in the oven it was dripping with fat a bit from the cheese and meat 🙂 Next time I want to try one veggie style 🙂
          Thanks for the recipe! Reply

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            February 16, 2012

            Let me know what you decide to put in the veggie one. I also love a good veggie lasagna 🙂 (even though I’m a definite carnivore!)

  • May 27, 2011

    Made this last night and it turned out very good (my first lasagna)! I added a layer of mushrooms because I love to have some veggies in everything I eat. The ingredients hardly fit into my 9×13 dish.. I was afraid it would overflow. I put a layer of foil underneath to catch dripping oil during baking and it worked well. I’m excited to have leftovers for a week!

    I chose this recipe over other lasagna recipes because I was impressed by the $10 tag, but the cheese alone cost me over $10! I guess I need to check out Costco. I got all my ingredients at Walmart. Reply

    • Natasha
      May 27, 2011

      HI Julia – when I price out a recipe – I consider how much of everything I use. For example, I buy a nice block of mozarella at Costco for like $5-$6 and I use half of it, I estimate the total cost of cheese at $3 or so. Yes, costco has way better prices on Mozarella! 🙂 Glad you liked it. Reply

  • Lilia
    January 10, 2011

    This was absolutely wonderful! Everyone I had over loved it. A friend recommended your site on Facebook and Im beyond thrilled I found it. Thanks for the recipes and thanks for being yourself. I have no idea who you are but your Christian character really shines through your text. I applaud that.

    Oh and btw.. I have no idea how you made this lasagna under ten bucks. 🙂 Mine was well over. Lol. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 10, 2011

      So glad you all enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know. I based it on costco (cheese) and winco meat and everything else. I love Winco prices! Reply

  • Lena
    December 14, 2010

    Natasha, what kind of ground beef do you use for this recipe? What percentage of fat? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2010

      I usually go with a lean ground beef (7% fat). Ofcourse, more fat will probably taste better. I’ve made it with the 14% and it was also good, but I usually use 7%. Reply

  • Lina
    November 18, 2010

    Hi Natasha, Can i freeze the lasagna and bake it in a few days ? Reply

    • Natasha
      November 18, 2010

      I haven’t tried that but it’s a good idea. next time I make this lasagna, I’ll probably split it into 2 casseroles and freeze one for later. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2018

      Hi Lina, yes lasagna freezes well and that should work just fine 🙂 I hope you love it! Reply

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