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Lasagna Recipe (VIDEO)

This easy Lasagna Recipe is meaty, cheesy, and packed with flavor in every bite. Homemade lasagna is better than any restaurant version and it feeds a crowd for way less than going out to eat.

We love lasagna around here and have gotten creative over the years with Lasagna Soup and even Chicken Lasagna, but we’ve heard again and again from our readers that this is the best lasagna recipe they’ve ever made.

Piece of lasagna being lifted from baking dish

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Best Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna is the perfect meal, and of all of the recipes I’ve tried over the years, this is the perfect lasagna. We loved it so much, we even turned it into Lasagna Roll Ups. It’s flavorful and satisfying, but also easy to make. It’s delicious as-is, but you can make it your own by swapping in your favorite ingredients.

In our house, lasagna is a staple for busy school nights because it keeps, reheats, and freezes so well and it’s nice to have something in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week. I even use it for kids’ lunches—I pack a serving in my son’s thermos to keep it hot and that thermos comes home empty every time.

Lasagna Video

Watch Natasha make this classic Lasagna Recipe. It’s the best lasagna we have tried, with the perfect balance of meat sauce to the three cheese sauce and noodles. That golden cheese crust seals in all the flavor and makes it irresistible. Here’s why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Meaty, cheesy, and saucy – Everything you want in a lasagna recipe.
  • Perfect for Meal Prep – It’s simple enough that you can make it on a weeknight, but you can also make it over the weekend to enjoy it throughout the week. Or double the recipe and freeze one lasagna for later.
  • Everyone approves – this is a family-friendly meal.

Ingredients

This 3-cheese lasagna is the ultimate comfort food and the ingredients are refrigerator and pantry staples. See the recipe card below for quantities and full instructions.

  • Ground beef – We used 80/20 beef (20% fat content) for a juicier lasagna.
  • Onion – we use yellow onion, or sweet onion works well
  • Garlic cloves – you can add more if you love garlic
  • Red wine (or beef broth) – This amps up the flavor of your sauce (avoid using cooking wine).
  • Marinara sauce – Use homemade marinara or store-bought.
  • Dried thyme – Italian seasoning, basil, or oregano can be substituted
  • Sugar – balances the acidity of the tomatoes
  • Parsley – flat-leaf or curly parsley works well
  • Lasagna noodles – Cook these al dente; they’ll continue to soften as the lasagna bakes.
  • Cottage cheese – adds great texture and moisture
  • Ricotta cheese – we use low-fat or part-skim ricotta
  • Mozzarella cheese – An Italian cheese blend works, but mozzarella is definitely the classic choice
  • Egg – helps hold the cheese layer together
Overhead view of ingredients for lasagna

Pro Tip: Use a very large pot of salted water to boil the lasagna noodles and stir them several times, especially right after adding them to the pot. This will keep them from sticking to each other and tearing.

How to Make Lasagna

If you’d like to get a head start on this recipe, you can make the meat sauce a day or two in advance. That said, it’s still easy enough that you can make it all in one go, even for a weeknight dinner.

  1. Brown the beef – Add oil to a deep pan and sautee onion and beef until browned, 5 minutes then add garlic and stir another minute.
  2. Finish the sauce – Pour in 1/4 cup of wine and stir until almost evaporated. Add marinara, salt, pepper, thyme, sugar, and parsley; bring to a simmer, then cover and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Make the cheese filling – Combine all of the cheese sauce ingredients and 1 cup of mozzarella in a mixing bowl (reserve the rest for later).
  4. Prep – Preheat your oven to 375ºF and cook the lasagna noodles in a pot of well-salted water until al dente.
  5. Assemble – Spread 1/2 cup of the meat sauce on the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole dish. Add 3 noodles, followed by 1/3 of the meat sauce, 1 cup of mozzarella, and half of the ricotta mixture. Repeat, then for the top layer, add 3 noodles, 1/3 of the meat sauce, and the remaining mozzarella.
  6. Bake – Cover with foil and bake at 375˚F for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is lightly browned.
  7. Rest – Let the lasagna rest for about 30 minutes before cutting and serving. 
Dish of cheesy meat lasagna

Pro Tip: There’s nothing worse than having the top portion of cheese stuck to the foil. To prevent this, I poke 8-10 toothpicks evenly around the top of the lasagna, pushing them in halfway to keep the foil from touching the cheese. Just be sure to count and remove every toothpick prior to serving.

Common Questions

Which is better for lasagna, cottage cheese or ricotta?

I use both; cottage cheese is healthier and ricotta is creamier, so you get the best of both worlds by using both of these cheeses in your lasagna.

Can I use no-boil lasagna noodles?

This lasagna recipe was developed with traditional lasagna noodles, but several readers have reported great results using no-boil noodles.

Can I substitute the red wine?

If you don’t have red wine, 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.

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 al dente. Keep in mind, the lasagna will be baked for 45 minutes so do not overcook your lasagna noodles.

What is the best marinara sauce for lasagna?

Homemade marinara is definitely best, but if you don’t have time to make it, use your favorite store-bought marinara sauce.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, you can easily double this recipe, but you’ll need to bake the lasagna in two pans.

Piece of lasagna being lifted from baking dish

What to Serve with Lasagna

Lasagna is a satisfying meal on its own, but if you’re feeding a big crowd, you can stretch it out by serving it with:

Make-Ahead

Here’s everything you need to know about storing lasagna for later.

  • To Refrigerate: You can assemble the lasagna and store it covered in the refrigerator for a day or two until you are ready to bake.
  • Freezing: Lasagna can be frozen before or after baking. Either way, it will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months when wrapped well or stored in an airtight container.
  • To Reheat: Frozen lasagna should be thawed in the refrigerator first; this reduces the time needed for baking and ensures more even heating. Bake according to the recipe instructions; if your lasagna was already baked and you’re simply reheating it, cover the baking dish with foil and reheat at 350ºF until warmed through.
  • Slow Cooker Lasaga – this is one of our favorite ways to make dinner ahead of time.
Lasagna on plate with fork

With its meaty sauce and layers of cheese, we think you’ll agree that this is the best lasagna recipe ever!

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Lasagna Recipe

4.97 from 532 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Homemade Lasagna recipe in casserole dish

With 3 cheeses and a meaty ground beef sauce, it's easy to see why so many of our readers have proclaimed this the best lasagna recipe they've ever had.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $18-$22
Keyword: best lasagna, easy lasagna, lasagna recipe
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Calories: 368
Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

Ingredients for Lasagna

  • 1 lb ground beef, (15-20% fat content)
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine, 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 9×13 casserole dish. Add 3 noodles, spread on 1/3 of the meat sauce, and sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella 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
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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  • Susan
    January 23, 2023

    Perfect Lasagne! I followed the recipe exactly and made the homemade marina sauce and it came out absolutely delicious. Plus it looked just like the pictures!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 23, 2023

      Hi Susan! I’m so glad to hear that. I appreciate you sharing your experience.

      Reply

  • Katherine Hennig
    January 15, 2023

    Hello Natasha! We loved your lasagna! Had a dinner party for 16 and I doubled your recipe. It was delicious and everyone commented on how great it was. Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2023

      I’m so glad it was a hit, Katherine! This is a go-to recipe for hosting!

      Reply

  • Charles
    January 13, 2023

    Made this last night with the homemade marinara. It was great. Highly recommend.

    I’m looking for other recipes for variety but this one I will make again!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 14, 2023

      Hi Charles! Thank you, I’m glad you found one to repeat! I hope you’ll find many more recipes on my site to enjoy.

      Reply

  • Melissa Sams
    January 9, 2023

    Found this recipe and it looked good, made it for Christmas dinner and my new son in law had 3 pieces another piece the next morning! I used a disposable deep dish pan and sprayed the sides with cooking spray. Ended up freezing it as plans got delayed, but it came out fine. Just make sure when you bake it you have let it come close to room temperature or it will take longer to cook.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Melissa!

      Reply

  • David W.
    January 8, 2023

    This was the first time I have ever made lasagna from scratch. I looked at several recipes and picked this one to make. The prep time took me about a hour or so but was going slow to make sure I did it right. Took it out of oven and looked just like the picture. Everyone loved it and it tasted great.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 8, 2023

      Thank you for trying my recipe, David! I’m so glad it was a hit. I appreciate the feedback and review.

      Reply

  • Andie
    January 8, 2023

    First time making lasagna ever! Came out amazing! Thanks for the easy to follow instructions!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 8, 2023

      My pleasure, Andie! Thank you for trying my recipe. I’m so glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • Kayla
    January 5, 2023

    I made this recently and it came out wicked good! The recipe is easy to follow and while it’s time consuming, it is worth the wait! I used beef broth instead of red wine and I also sprinkled parmesan cheese on top of the shredded mozzarella and the ricotta/cottage cheese mixture and it was a nice addition to the recipe. This lasagna was a hit!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kayla! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Bella Bursak
    January 2, 2023

    Natasha!Thank you for the best lasagna recipe ever!And for many more recipes I have from you!Have a great New Year!Tho whole family Best Wishes!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 2, 2023

      Thank you! I’m so glad you loved the recipe, Bella! Happy New Year!

      Reply

  • Heidi paoli
    December 31, 2022

    If using a good marinara sauce such as Raos do you have to add the extra ingredients, salt pepper sugar and other spices?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 31, 2022

      Hi Heidi! You can experiment with it, but yes, I usually do.

      Reply

  • Amy
    December 30, 2022

    I assembled this 2 days before Christmas to have for our dinner. It came out great. A couple of guests even went for seconds. I especially liked the ricotta and cottage cheese combo. Thank you for another wonderful recipe to add to my repertoire!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 31, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Amy! Thank you for sharing your experience.

      Reply

  • Mysanthrope
    December 26, 2022

    Lasagna is my Dad’s favorite. I made this for him for Christmas. He and I both agree that there is too much Cheese and not enough Meat. Next time I will try 1.5 or 2 lbs meat and see if that is enough to fix the cheese/meat ratio. Since Ricotta near me comes in 15oz containers, it would be a pain to lessen the cheese…

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m glad you gave it a try and can now adjust it to your liking.

      Reply

  • Ryan
    December 25, 2022

    I tried this recipe for Christmas dinner. It was absolutely delicious, although I felt like it could have used more sauce/meat. Next time I’ll be doing 1.5X the sauce/meat needed. Otherwise it was amazing! The flavors were outstanding.

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  • Laura Migliore
    December 25, 2022

    Hello Natasha, I wondered why you use low fat Cottage cheese and ricotta. Thanks. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Just made your horseradish sauce twice with beef tenderloin over the holidays. Love that stuff. Thanks for your time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2022

      Hi Laura, its a preference and it works really well in this recipe.

      Reply

  • Camryn
    December 22, 2022

    Can’t wait to make this more my family for Christmas Eve! Do you drain the grease from the ground beef after you cook it? Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 22, 2022

      Hi Camryn! No, I do not drain it. I hope you love the recipe! Merry Christmas!

      Reply

  • Lena
    December 14, 2022

    This was really enjoyable!! Cheesy but not overwhelmingly cheesy/salty- the cottage cheese is a great touch. The red wine in the meat really takes it up a notch too.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 14, 2022

      Thank you for the feedback, Lena! So glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • My
    December 13, 2022

    Tried your Lasagna recipe, again and again my family and friends loved it. There were no left overs. This is the 6th or 7th recipe. And everything that I have tried and cooked were all outstanding. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Thank you for all your shared recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2022

      So glad to hear that you’re enjoying my recipes. Thank you for your great comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Jackie Kerr
    December 12, 2022

    I have to agree, it’s sounds good. No offense Natasha,but mine is different and the best!! My family loves it every chance they can gobble it up!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 12, 2022

      No worries, I’m sure they love it!

      Reply

  • Marilyn Baker
    December 12, 2022

    A little tip.
    Instead of putting toothpicks in the lasagna to keep the cheese from sticking to the foil, spray your foil with pam.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 12, 2022

      Thanks for the tip!

      Reply

  • Hazel
    December 7, 2022

    Hello Natasha,
    Thank you for sharing all your family recipes. I love doing them and my family loves them too. You are to-go website when I need to cook new recipes for my family or for a party. I love lasagna and I need to make one. But because I will undergo surgery before christmas. I want to make one and freeze it. Should I still cook the noodle?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 7, 2022

      Hi Hazel, what a lovely message. Thank you for sharing that with us and regarding the lasagna, yes you can freeze it. The recipe is a good make ahead recipe. Please check the Make-Ahead tips in the middle of the recipe on how to freeze.

      Reply

  • Hazel
    December 7, 2022

    Hello Natasha,
    I love all your recipes…. You are my to-go website and I need to cook something for my family or when there is a party. Just want to ask, should I still need to cook the noodles if I’m going to freeze it after assembly? Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 7, 2022

      Hi Hazel! I would recommend still cooking the noodles unless you’re using oven ready noodles.

      Reply

  • Dusty Holter
    December 7, 2022

    Can you use 2 pounds of ground beef in this recipe??? Would there be enough sauce for that??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2022

      Hi Dusty, you can, but I would use the recipe slider to adjust the recipe for two pounds. If you’re not looking to increase the overall recipe and just the mean, I bet a bit more sauce would be best. I hope you love it!

      Reply

  • Carmine
    November 30, 2022

    Best lasagna recipe I’ve seen in a long time… used no bake noodles and it turned out great!
    Thank you Natasha – your recipes are filling our favorites box – from your chili to French onion soup to this easy, amazing lasagna!
    FoodTV has NOBODY more entertaining and no recipes as delicious as yours!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 30, 2022

      Aww, I’m so glad to hear that. I’m happy you loved it! Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Karen
    November 30, 2022

    I have a ceramic over cast-iron casserole dish that has it’s own oven-safe lid. Would you recommend I bake the lasagna with the lid or use foil as you recommended? Thank you and love your recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2022

      Hi Karen, I haven’t tried baking it with an oven-safe lid, I’ve always used foil, but I imagine that should work! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Maya
    November 27, 2022

    I bought Barilla lasagna noodles and cooked according to instructions on the box.
    3 noodles do not cover 9x3inch pan. What did I do wrong? This will be complete waste of time and ingredients.

    Also what should be the depth of the pan?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 28, 2022

      Hi Maya! Yes, the casserole dish I used here is 9×13 inches and 3 inches deep. Watch my video linked above in the blog to see my process. Three noodles covered the bottom of the dish for me. You can add more if needed.

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      • Maya
        November 28, 2022

        Thank you. It was actually very delicious and yet mild. Not heavy meal at all, as lasagna can be, due to low fat cheese. It needed more noodles though. Barilla box has 15 noodles and on the box they recommend 5 in one layer. Nvm I will be making this again.

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    • Shirley McNickle
      December 10, 2022

      Maya – I used DeCecco lasagna noodles and you are right they also are short and get lost in the pan. you have to adjust as the # of noodles. Natasha’s are the long noodles in a long box. I used 4 in each layer going across the pan, so you would need a total of 12 noodles. Hope this helps.

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  • Shirley McNickle
    November 25, 2022

    Nov. 25/22 Natasha, first of all I want to say I love your web site and your recipes, I am truly a big fan. One question for the lasagna – I make my own meat sauce that I use and could you please tell me in say number of cups of sauce that I need to make this completely including spreading the bottom and putting into each layer. Thank you very much.

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    • Natasha
      November 26, 2022

      HI Shirley, I’m not sure how many cups it would be with the meat added to the sauce since I did not measure it that way, but we use 3 cups of marinara before meat in this recipe. I hope that helps.

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      • Edward tonart
        December 4, 2022

        Hello Natasha
        I measured the meat and Is marinara sauce combined and it was 4 cups total.
        Hope this is helpful.
        Ed

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  • Yess
    November 23, 2022

    What a great recipe! But can I substitute the riccota cheese with cream cheese?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 23, 2022

      I have not tested that, but I think it could work. Let us know how it turns out.

      Reply

  • Giovanna
    November 22, 2022

    This lasagna was amazing!!! I even froze after assembly and before baking and cooked it two weeks later and wow, I think the best lasagna recipe I’ve ever tried!! Definitely saving this one.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 22, 2022

      Love this! Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Scott
    November 18, 2022

    I followed the recipe exactly as written and everyone loved it. It was the perfect lasagna.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Scott!

      Reply

  • Michael D’ERCOLE
    November 17, 2022

    I make my lasagna the same way but I add a 1/2 pound of hot sausage/ and I also add in 2 tbs of cinnamon to ricotta mixture/ try it you will like it, but spot on how to make it

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 17, 2022

      Thanks for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Karen Pie
    November 15, 2022

    This is the best lasagna I have ever made. I made half with ground beef & half with ground sausage. Outstanding!

    You are the best resource for recipes that I have found. Thank you SO much for sharing your recipes. My husband thinks I am gifted!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2022

      Love this! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, Karen. So glad that you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Marta
    November 13, 2022

    Wow! I made this for Italian friends and they loved it! Absolutely delicious and easy to make! Thank you for this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2022

      You’re welcome! Thank you so much for your good comments and feedback, Marta.

      Reply

  • Jason Louis
    November 9, 2022

    Very good recipe. Thank you. My wife is allergic to nightshades, so tried a recipe for tomato free marinara. That meant we omitted the sugar since there was nothing to counteract. Really turned out well. Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 9, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Jason! I’m so glad you still enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Myrna
    November 7, 2022

    If already cooked in advance, how long to ‘warm through’ when reheating?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 7, 2022

      Hi Myrna! You’ll have to watch it in the oven but roughly 30 mins or until the lasagna is hot all the way through or you see the sauce bubbling at the edges.

      Reply

  • Mariam
    November 5, 2022

    Can i use a 9×13 inch metallic dish or is it compulsory to use a ceramic dish? Will using a metallic dish affect the lasagna’s outcome?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 5, 2022

      Hi Mariam! Glass/ceramic work best but yes, you could use a metal dish.

      Reply

  • Lauren T.
    November 2, 2022

    First time trying cottage cheese in a recipe-I usually don’t like cottage cheese and my mom’s recipe never used it. Well, I was feeling adventurous and Wow! This was delicious! I made it tonight for supper! My husband and I both and enjoyed it. Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2022

      Yay, good that you tried it! Thank for sharing that with us, Lauren.

      Reply

  • Susanamantha
    October 31, 2022

    I use golf tees instead of toothpicks to keep the foil off of the cheese. They don’t poke holes in the foil and they’re easier to see when time comes to serve the ‘sagna. I also use gold tees when I need to cover a cake with icing, or a pie with meringue to whipped cream. Just wash them afterwards and they can be used forever. Yes! Forever!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 31, 2022

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Susan!

      Reply

  • Penny
    October 29, 2022

    Natasha, I made this and my husband and I love it, so flavourful.I will never try another recipe as this is the one for us!
    Thank You

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 29, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Penny! Thank you.

      Reply

  • Donna
    October 25, 2022

    I use whipped cream cheese instead of cottage cheese. Amazing. Thanks Bethie BJean for that tip.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Arlyn
    October 25, 2022

    you cook so good, I have not taste, but I can feel it. thank you for teaching us so much.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • cindy
    October 25, 2022

    can i use ground turkey as a healthier option? i prefer to use turkey vs beef but if thats not an option then let me know.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 25, 2022

      Hi Cindy! Yes, ground turkey works great!

      Reply

  • sam
    October 21, 2022

    in your recipe, it says finely chopped parsley. Does that mean you want fresh parsley used or can we use the dried parsley? And if so, how much of the dried parsley?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 21, 2022

      Yes, we love to use fresh parsley but dried would work as well. You can add this to taste. I don’t have the exact amount.

      Reply

  • Irene
    October 19, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    I made this for a friend recuperating from surgery, was so delicious I made a smaller one for home!!!!
    Love your recipes, keep up the great work, looking forward to more!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 19, 2022

      Hi Irene! Thank you, I will. 🙂

      Reply

  • Heather K Johnson
    October 17, 2022

    This just came out of the oven and I’m having a hard time not cutting into it right away! It’s really good! Only thing I did different was add a half pound of sausage, used Italian Seasoning as I was out of parsley and I added parmesean to the mozzarella topping. I also used the oven ready noodles. Thank you for another great recipe!! This one is a keeper!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 17, 2022

      Yum! Enjoy the lasagna! Thank you for sharing, Heather. 🙂

      Reply

  • Craig
    October 15, 2022

    Trying a double recipe this weekend. For the second one can I use a tinfoil Pan to freeze it. The house is smelling wonderful. Thanks Natasha 😊

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Craig!

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  • Rayline
    October 14, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    My name is Rayline I’m from the tiny island of Aruba.
    I just wanted to say thank you for the tips on the lasagna I made it today for me and my family and we all loved it very much, I did do a few tweaks in the recipes due to we don’t have everything here and I used ricotta cheese tomato sauce to put in instead and add mozzarella it ended awesome 😍😍😍

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Rayline! I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed it!

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  • Anaruth
    October 11, 2022

    I love your recipies!!!!
    I made 4 already all of them were amazing thank to you!!!!
    You explain everything well and clear. Thank you very much, please don’t stop cooking.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 11, 2022

      That’s great, Anaruth! I’m happy ti know that my recipes provide clear and helpful instructions.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Anaruth!

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  • Ann
    October 9, 2022

    Recently my family moved and in the process I lost a few of my cook books. One of them had my recipe for Lasagna in it. So I came looking for one to try. Unfortunately, I came across this one. I am sorry to say but this failed miserably. Only reason I gave it two stars was because atleast it was cheesey but the rest just reminded me of the cheep crapy ones you buy in the store. Needs much more meet and sauce. As well as alot more spices. So if your going to make this the very least is double the meat and the sauce. As well as add alot of your favorite spices.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 10, 2022

      Hi Ann. I’m sorry you had that experience with this recipe. It has excellent reviews so I am not sure what went wrong unless you made substitutions, left out ingredients, or used different amounts. You can also add more sauce if needed, but we did not find that necessary. As you can see in the video, the lasagna is pretty saucy already.

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  • Jana
    October 9, 2022

    Super recipe! My first time trying cottage cheese in lasagna and it’s so tasty. I doubled the ingredients. This recipe is a keeper.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2022

      Thanks, Jana. Good to know that the recipe is a huge hit!

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  • Mikel
    October 5, 2022

    Should the cottage cheese be drained of the liquid, or left as is?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 5, 2022

      Hi Mikel. We do not drain it but if your cottage cheese has excessive liquid (depending on the type and brand that you use) then you could drain it.

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  • Connie
    September 25, 2022

    I couldn’t have been more pleased with the way this turned out! I did add a can of Rotel and fresh basil to the meat sauce for extra flavor. This is going to be my go-to lasagna recipe from now on. Thanks so much Natasha for another outstanding recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2022

      Nice to know that you loved the result, Connie! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, we appreciate the review.

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  • Kathy
    September 24, 2022

    I just pulled it out of the oven/broiler (almost left it under broiler too long), but it looks amazing. Can’t wait to dig in. That sauce is the best. This is definitely a keeper. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 24, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Kathy! Enjoy. Thank you for the review.

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  • Marsha
    September 21, 2022

    I would like to make the lasagna with chicken instead I’m watching my calories or turkey?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 21, 2022

      Hi Marsha, have you tried my Chicken Lasagna recipe? Ground turkey should work well to make a turkey lasagna.

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  • Daryll
    September 21, 2022

    Hi Natasha, I always love your recipe’s. You explain things so well. I am at home on disability teaching myself to cook. I made this lasagna dish for the first time.
    It turned out excellent. I just added pork sausage to the ground beef to kick it up a notch.
    Thanks for all your great recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 21, 2022

      I’m so glad you tried & enjoyed this recipe, Daryll! That’s so great!

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  • Glenn miller
    September 20, 2022

    Your recipies are all good, reasonable easy to follow. Keep u the good work. I enjoy reading them

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2022

      Thank you for that feedback, Glenn!

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  • Meghan
    September 19, 2022

    The cheese mixture gives this lasagna the best flavor and what separates it from other lasagnas. Don’t be scared of the cottage cheese, it tastes amazing! This is now my go to lasagna recipe. Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2022

      We’re so glad you loved the ingredients and the result! Thank you for sharing that with us, Meghan.

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  • Rhonda Fowler
    September 18, 2022

    I’m not a wine drinker so could you please tell me what brand of wine you prefer. Love your recipes and the way you present them. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 19, 2022

      Hi Rhonda. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoy my recipes. I am not either, I cook with wine and include in my recipes what type works best. For the best drinking wine, I would do a quick google search for options of best wine to drink with Italian food. 🙂

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    • Kathy
      September 24, 2022

      I’m making this sauce as we speak. I used a Cabernet Savignon (sp) which is a dry red wine. I also drink it. This sauce turned out EXCELLENT.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 24, 2022

        I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

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      • Leo
        October 19, 2022

        I don’t drink wine either, can I save the rest of the wine that I haven’t used? If I can, how long can I save it? Thanks.

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        • Dasha
          November 5, 2022

          Help me out! I went ingredient shopping today and totally forgot to buy ricotta cheese? Anyway around this? Don’t want to make another trip to tue grocery store

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          • NatashasKitchen.com
            November 5, 2022

            You can use more cottage cheese.

        • Gail
          November 21, 2022

          I am not Natashas, but when I have wine leftover from a recipe I put the leftover wine in ice cube trays and freeze it. When needed I just defrost what I need

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  • Kathy
    September 17, 2022

    That looks absolutely amazing. I haven’t made Lasagna in years but will do so now. I spray the foil lightly with cooking spray to keep the cheese from sticking to it.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 17, 2022

      Hi Kathy! I hope you love this recipe. 🙂

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  • Tilda Carruthers
    September 17, 2022

    Can you use another cheese instead of cottage cheese as really don’t like it 🤞🤞🤞

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 17, 2022

      We love this with cottage cheese and ricotta. You can experiment with another cheese.

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  • Amanda
    September 16, 2022

    Would it be okay to use parmesan instead of cottage cheese? If so, how much parmesan would I use?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 16, 2022

      Hi Amanda. I think you could but I have not tested this in place of cottage cheese. Cottage cheese gives it a nice texture and taste. If you experiment, let us know how it turns out.

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  • Cheryl
    September 16, 2022

    This is the most delicious lasagna that I have ever made (and the easiest, too)! From assembly to the table in 90 minutes.
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
    May I ask what lasagna pan you used?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Cheryl. You can find our favorite kitchen tools (including the 13×9 Lasagna pan)in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.

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      • Cheryl
        September 17, 2022

        I don’t know why only 3 stars showed up on my review! It’s a definite 5 stars abd if I could give it a 10, I would!!!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 17, 2022

          Thank you, Cheryl! I appreciate it! I’m so glad you loved it!

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  • Abby
    September 16, 2022

    I’ve never tried cottage cheese in my lasagna before because I was skeptical but man have I been missing out! This whole lasagna recipe was a huge hit with the family.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Abby!

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  • Diane Moloney
    September 16, 2022

    That loaded lasagna is great! Love the video and I’m suprised Hollywood has not discovered you yet! You are very entertaining!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Diane! You’re too kind!

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  • Nancy Olson
    September 16, 2022

    I have made Natasha’s Kitchen lazanga many times! It is amazing! So easy and so delicious! It is my go to.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Nancy! Lasagna is always a good idea!

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      • Amy Pedicini
        December 12, 2022

        Hi Natasha. Thanks for making cooking less intimidating for me! Can your lasagna recipe be made without meat? My family prefers cheese only lasagna.
        Merry Christmas!
        Amy

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          December 12, 2022

          Hi Amy, I haven’t tested that but I think that will work!

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  • Jamie N
    September 16, 2022

    Seriously the best lasagna! It doesn’t get better than this!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

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

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  • Kristyn
    September 16, 2022

    We have this at least once a month!! The whole family loves it!! It’s one of those recipes I love to make when having guests, because everyone always loves it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Kristyn!

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  • Thomas Wooley
    September 13, 2022

    Well all I can say is…it’s a home run with my family. I was never a fan of Ricotta cheese but I am in this recipe! It worked perfectly with the other ingredients. Well done Natasha, this is permanently in our recipe book and one of our favorites.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2022

      Love it, thanks so much for sharing your comments and feedback!

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  • Mary Alice Kiehl
    September 12, 2022

    Never again will I search for a Lasagna recipe as I found my Keeper. Delicious and on point with every step which results in a wonderful Meal…And no boil noodles changed this dish into a timely recipe…So glad that you share your skills.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 12, 2022

      Hi Mary! That’s wonderful to hear. I’m happy you found this keeper recipe! 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

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  • H.T.
    September 12, 2022

    I tried going through all the comments to find my answer, but there are so many….Great sign that this recipe is a hit! Many family doesn’t care for cottage cheese, so can you replace it with cream cheese to go along with the ricotta, should I then only use ricotta or something else?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2022

      Hi H.T., we prefer it with cottage cheese, but you can use all ricotta also.

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  • Irene Matthews
    August 21, 2022

    My favorite gripe with recipes (anywhere) is measurments of cheese in cups. How much is a “cup” of mozzarella? Wouldn’t it change by how loosely I fill that cup? I love that I can switch to metric and use my metric scale to be accurate.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2022

      Hi Irene, Thank you so much for sharing that with me! We have the metric conversion option on the printable recipe card.

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  • Selma
    August 13, 2022

    Natasha, your lasagna recipe is absolutely delicious! We’ve made it several times at home, and it is always a hit!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 13, 2022

      Hi Selma! So glad your family enjoys this. Thank you for the review. 🙂

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  • Azi P
    August 9, 2022

    Wow!!! This was my first time making lasagna, and it turned out AMAZING! The only thing extra that I added to the dish was spicy Italian sausages cut into small pieces and put them throughout each layer. It was DELICIOUS 🤤Thank you Natasha !

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 9, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. You’re very welcome.

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  • Cha
    July 25, 2022

    Hi Natasha! Can I use a convection oven for this recipe? Do I have to change the temperature?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2022

      Hi Cha, you will need to make adjustments if using a convection oven. I would follow your oven instructions for any changes since I don’t use one to advise.

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  • Polly
    July 24, 2022

    Hello Natasha,
    Could I use No boil lasagna sheets instead of the regular?
    If anyone has experience in using no boil sheets, can you please share
    It’s my first time using these
    ( Looking forward to your reply )

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 24, 2022

      Hi Polly, I saw this comment from one of our readers “I make this recipe all the time. I do use no boil noodles. It is always perfect. It is a family favorite!” I hope that helps.

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  • Ivonne Sverchek
    July 15, 2022

    very interesting points you have observed, appreciate it for putting up.

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  • Shaikha
    June 24, 2022

    This is the best lasagna I’ve ever tasted. Easy to follow and super yummy. The kids loved it. I didn’t have ricotta chesse yet turned to be super delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 24, 2022

      You’re most welcome, it is my pleasure to share this recipe. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

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  • Erin
    June 12, 2022

    I make this recipe all the time. I do use no boil noodles. It is always perfect. It is a family favorite!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2022

      Great to hear that this is your family’s favorite recipe, Erin! Thanks for the review and feedback.

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  • Erica
    May 16, 2022

    We love this lasagna recipe.. I’m making it tonight.. So yummy.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      Sounds great! Enjoy, and I hope everyone will love it!

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  • Pam
    May 14, 2022

    Is there any way to print your recipes without all the ads? ON ONE PAGE MAYBE? I like to keep hard copies for when I make the recipe. Love so many of your recipes but too much paper with all the ads.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2022

      Hi Pam! There sure is! The print friendly recipe is at the bottom of each post. Once you scroll there, click on the print icon in that recipe card which will open a print screen, then you would need to click file —> print. I hope that helps! If not, please let me know exactly what steps you are taking and where you are navigating to print our recipes.

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  • M J
    April 28, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    To keep the foil from sticking to the lasagna I spray the foil first with Pam, or similar before putting on top of lasagna. Then the cheese will not stick.
    Good luck.
    MJ

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 28, 2022

      Great tip!

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  • Doris
    April 28, 2022

    Love this! If I’m making it for company, I prepare and bake it halfway through the day before!
    Then the day I serve it, it holds its shape perfectly when cut! Also, the flavors meld and even taste better!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 28, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Doris!

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  • Linda
    April 28, 2022

    Can’t wait to try,but can I use all ricotta instead of cottage cheese? Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 28, 2022

      Hi Linda, we prefer the mixture, but that should work. I hope you love it!

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      • Cathy
        August 22, 2022

        Replying to Linda most all italians use all ricotta i like it better the original way and i also put in thin slices of italian sausage . But i do like your receipes.

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  • Tae Jardine
    April 25, 2022

    Made this last night and it is gone! My picky little ones 8 and 10 ate it which is a good sign. My wife does t like ricotta cheese – is there something I can substitute this with? I was thinking Greek yogurt or something 🤔

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2022

      That’s great to hear! I haven’t tried it with any substitutes. You might google to see see what a good substitution is for ricotta in lasagna. I saw others comment 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!

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  • Loretta
    March 30, 2022

    Wonderful recipe!!! Loved it!! Thank you!!
    Although I did half hamburger half pork sausage, excellent!! Yum!!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2022

      Sounds great! So glad you enjoyed it.

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  • Andrea
    March 23, 2022

    I am so excited to make this dish for my family!! Thank you so much for the recipe!!❤️❤️❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2022

      You’re welcome, Andrea. I hope it becomes your family’s new favorite!

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  • Sam
    March 9, 2022

    This looks delicious. I’m
    making this for a party this week. Some of my guests don’t eat eggs, wondering if I can omit it in the cheese mixture, or if there is another substitute? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2022

      Hi Sam, while I haven’t tried a substitute for the egg, Google recommends the following substitutes: “The best substitutes for egg in lasagna are bechamel sauce, plain yogurt, heavy cream, mashed potatoes”

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  • James Minnema
    March 8, 2022

    on the recipe for how to make lasagna it calls for putting 1/2 of the meat sauce in the boottom of the pan and then further on distributes 3 1/3rd cups of meat sauce . Please help me . Thank you

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    • James Minnema
      March 8, 2022

      never mind I figured it out I didn’t read it properly Love your recipes Natasha

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  • Tracy
    February 18, 2022

    Will be making this lasagna for a party tomorrow. Is it best to put together and bake the next day or bake and reheat the next day?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2022

      Hi Tracy, we love it best when baked fresh! You can put it together and bake it the next day, since you’re keeping it in the fridge, you may need to add a few extra minutes of bake time.

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  • Tabatha
    February 11, 2022

    This is for sure the best lasagna I have ever tasted or made. My kids loved it. I will be making this over and over and over again

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 12, 2022

      So glad to hear that!

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  • Karen A Williams
    February 10, 2022

    Do you have a recipe for lasagna with zucchini as the pasta noodles

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2022

      Hi Karen, lasagna sounds with zucchini noodles 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! 🙂

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  • Jill Gibb
    February 6, 2022

    I’ve always layered my noodles the same way you did in the video. However, I have a friend who is a chef and has his own restaurant and he told me to layer the first layer the way you did and then layer the second layer the opposite way. I tried it and it’s actually a little easier to cut. Great recipe regardless of how you layer things. 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2022

      Nice, thanks a lot for sharing this tip with us!

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    • Diana
      February 13, 2022

      Hello!
      By opposite way you mean that the cheese mix goes first then the tomato sauce?
      Because I have tried this recipe twice (follow the exact instructions) but cheese goes all runny and not firm at all… STILL YUMMY. But I don’t know if I need to let it sit and cold for longer.
      Or if it’s just because I used full fat cottage cheese instead of low fat .. Maybe I need more eggs?
      This is the BEST recipe ever!!!!

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      • Liana
        July 15, 2022

        I’m a former executive chef I think what her chef friend is talking about is putting one layer with the noodles going from the top to the bottom of the pan and then putting the noodles from left to right. I’m 100% sure but I’m pretty sure that’s what her chef friend is referring to.

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  • Mary
    February 6, 2022

    My mother’s lasagna always came out with the cheese so fluffy & stable. This basically is how she made it except she added 2 eggs per pound of cheese. Otherwise the cheese comes out a little soupy. But that’s what I loved.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2022

      Hi Mary, that sounds wonderful. Good to know that your mother has a very similar recipe to this. It is such a great recipe and an all-time favorite at home too!

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  • Anne D.
    February 5, 2022

    I can’t find ricotta cheese here in Phoenix area…I did but cottage cheese, and wonder whether I could just use that???

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    • Natasha
      February 6, 2022

      Hi Anne, I haven’t tried this with only cottage cheese, but I have mixed cottage cheese and ricotta before. I think that could work with cottage cheese only, but you might try mashing the cottage cheese up a bit with a potato masher or pulse it in a food processor a few times so it blends a little better with the cheese sauce if you are going to be using more cottage cheese.

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    • Liana
      July 15, 2022

      I’m in the Phoenix area too and I’ve been able to find ricotta cheese easily at Albertsons and WinCo. So I would check there.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 15, 2022

        Thank you Liana!

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  • Melissa
    January 26, 2022

    Absolutely wonderful! I used dried seasonings except for onion, and my ricotta:cottage cheese ratio was a little off because of a cottage cheese snack attack, but boy it was awesome!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 27, 2022

      Hi Melissa, great to know that you loved this recipe! Thank you for your good comments and feedback.

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      • Kaye
        October 1, 2022

        I can’t wait to try this recipe. Do you think it would make a huge difference if I doubled the meat sauce portion of the recipe but kept the cheese, pasta, etc the same?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 1, 2022

          Hi Kaye, I haven’t tested that myself to advise, but I bet it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Trish
    January 19, 2022

    Hi Natasha…..I am also working my way thru your fabulous recipes…..would this recipe work with chicken mince ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2022

      Hi Trish, I honestly haven’t tested that to advise. You may do an experiment or check out my Chicken Lasagna recipe.

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  • Sandra Landriault
    January 16, 2022

    Fantastic lasagna! I just served it for my family Sunday dinner and it was a huge hit. I served it with Natasha’s delicious Caesar salad.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      That’s a perfect combo! Thank you for sharing that with us, Sandra. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipes!

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  • Laurette
    January 15, 2022

    Hi Natasha, I love all your recipes! I was wondering about cook time if I made a smaller lasagna?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      Hi Laurette, I always make an entire batch, but that should work! You may reduce the time slightly, but the cooking time shouldn’t change by much!

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  • Michael Jagodnik
    January 10, 2022

    I made this lasagna on Christmas Eve for my family. It turned out great. Only substitute is that I used one pound of sweet Italian sausage removed from the casing instead of ground beef. I liked the flavor of the red wine brought to the dish.
    Thanks for all the great recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Michael!

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  • Ann Marie
    January 8, 2022

    I have been searching quite awhile for a lasagna recipe that my family and I would love and thanks to you I found it!! The red wine adds such an amazing flavor!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2022

      I’m so glad you found it on my blog! Thank you for your great review!

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  • Mary
    January 2, 2022

    Hi Natasha I made this recipes for New Year’s Day it was delicious.
    Thank You. You making my life easy with your easy, simple and very yummy recipes. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2022

      Hello Mary, you are most welcome. Thank you so much for your good comments and feedback, I appreciate it!

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  • Fion Ng
    December 26, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    Can I make the cheese sauce and meat sauce a day before as a preparation?

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    • Natasha
      December 26, 2021

      Hi Fion, you can but you can also fully assemble the entire lasagna, cover and refrigerate then give it an extra 5 minutes or more since it will be coming out of the cold refrigerator.

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  • Denise O'Regan
    December 24, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    Absolutely delicious. A very nice Christmas Eve dinner. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes, Denise! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Crystal Kirtley
    December 21, 2021

    Hi Natasha, LOVE this recipe! I made it for a birthday party in the summer and am making it again for New Years, big hit! I did use italian sausage verses ground beef, delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2021

      That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Crystal!

      Reply

  • Matthew
    December 20, 2021

    Question: can the marinara sauce be substituted by tomato sauce instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 20, 2021

      Hi Matthew, that’s a tough one; we love marinara sauce in this, and adjusting tomato sauce may work, but it will require spice adjustment for flavor. I imagine it may lack some flavor with tomato sauce.

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      • Michelle Hopwood
        January 3, 2022

        Julia Eats has a cottage cheese lasagna where the meat sauce is made with tomato sauce. You put the spices in the tomato sauce 4 cans. Here spices are basically like this recipe. Including using 3 Tablespoons of parsely but hers is dried parsely. Everyone liked.

        I think I will try this recipe next since it has ricotta but I will make the marinara sauce as this recipe states just to see the difference. Plus the other recipes cottage cheese mixture uses Parmasian cheese .

        I wanted to try a recipe that uses ricotta cheese. I just thought you could use the meat sauce mixture with this cheese mixture.

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  • Tyshawnah
    December 7, 2021

    I am not a fan of beef so i will use corned-beef, do i follow the same steps just instead of the beef i use corned-beef?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2021

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe!

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  • Sarah
    December 3, 2021

    What kind of red wine did you use for this? I’ve never used wine for cooking, and I don’t know which wine to choose.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2021

      Hi Sarah, Any good red wine (not cooking wine) will work. Some good red wine options include:
      Pinot Noir
      Merlot
      Cabernet Savignon
      Soft Red by Ste Chapelle (our favorite local brand)
      If you don’t have red wine on hand or prefer not to use it, you can substitute it with beef broth or beef stock. The red wine adds great flavor but the lasagna will still be delicious with beef broth.

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  • christine
    November 18, 2021

    Do I have to add water when using oven ready noodles? The box says to do that.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2021

      Hi Christine, I havne’t tried that myself, but You can save a step by using the oven-ready noodles. One of my readers, Stacey, wrote: “for anyone else who’s reading, I use oven-ready noodles for this recipe all the time” I hope that helps

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      • Sherrie
        December 28, 2021

        Mistake I made was using no cook noodles and not baking right away. They were mushy. If you use no cook, i would recommend baking same day. Other than that, YUMMY! Also, i doubled the marinara and served on the side. YUMMY!

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  • Sara Childers
    November 3, 2021

    Delicious lasagna! I am not a fan of lasagna made with sausage so this was perfect for me but this would certainly taste good either way.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 3, 2021

      Thanks for your review, Sara. Great to hear that you enjoyed this lasagna recipe.

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  • Sheila LaCount
    November 2, 2021

    Craving lasagna and was drooling just thinking about this recipe. Imagine my horror when I realized while mixing my cheese sauce the cottage cheese I purchased had pineapple in it! What to do?!
    I decided I was all in – to go for it!
    Isn’t this how the peanut butter cup was discovered?
    Result? Amazing! No one even knew the pineapple was there! Whew! Guess I just found another way to sneak in fruits into my picky eater son’s diet! Thanks for another winner, Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2021

      I’m so glad it worked out, Sheila!!

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  • Rebecca
    October 30, 2021

    What is the name/brand of lasagna pan that you use?
    I’m looking for a new one and like the size and shape.

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  • Nelly Vasquez
    October 25, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Love your recipes Can I use oven ready lasagna noodles instead ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      Hi Nelly, You can save a step by using the oven-ready noodles. One of my readers, Stacey, wrote: “for anyone else who’s reading, I use oven ready noodles for this recipe all the time”

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  • Darlene
    October 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha, sadly I can’t seem to find ricotta and cottage cheese in the Philippines. What are other alternatives for these?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 13, 2021

      Hi Darlene, 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.

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  • Amin
    October 12, 2021

    Since I had a positive experience with the shrimp alfredo pasta recipe, I thought why not give your lasagna a go. Wow, it was so delicious despite some shortcomings. I didn’t have wine and cottage cheese, and had to replace ricotta with mascarpone. It was still the best lasagna I’ve ever had. Thank you so much and God bless!

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  • Dorothy
    September 27, 2021

    Hi
    I’m going to make this dish today and really looking forward to having it for supper tonight. Quick question, can I freeze it after its cooked? I am single and want to freeze it in portions to enjoy later on. Thank you. I love your recipes and your site is my go to place for easy, delicious recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 27, 2021

      Hello Dorothy, it can be frozen baked, or unbaked.

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  • Caitlin
    September 10, 2021

    Where did you get your casserole dish from?

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  • Carolyn
    September 9, 2021

    can I make this ahead and refrigerate the uncooked lasagna to bake the next day? or should I bake and reheat the next day?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2021

      Hi Carolyn, it would work fine refrigerated the way you are describing. I haven’t tested that for more than half a day to advise on anything longer.

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  • Emily Willard
    September 3, 2021

    I made this recipe tonight & it is by far the best lasagna I’ve ever had! Definitely keeping this recipe. My boyfriend & I absolutely loved it. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Emily!

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  • Tracy
    August 29, 2021

    Cannot wait to try this recipe- every recipe of yours has been a success when I recreate! Can you please share information about the 9×13 dish you use? I’ve seen the dish in other recipes of yours as well and I think I need it in my kitchen!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      Hello Tracy, hope this becomes your new favorite! You may also see the kitchen tools that I always have in my Amazon Shop affiliate link.

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  • Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya
    August 29, 2021

    Hello Natasha
    Your recipes always work for me. This time, I have to make four important substitutions:
    (a) Mutton Keema instead of Beef
    (b) Use of Basil leaves instead of Parsley
    (c) Greek Yogurt instead of cottage cheese and (d) finally apple juice instead of red-wine.
    According to my kids it came out quite alright! So this could be an Indian-Non-vegetarian Hindu version of your recipe. Thank you again

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      That’s nice to know that your substitutions worked too! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Mahjabeen Quder
    August 11, 2021

    Hi, any substitute that I can use for Ricotta?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2021

      Hi Mahjabeen, 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.

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  • Beth Ragland
    August 7, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I made this delicious lasagna again today. I did not if you knew this but Reynolds has a non -stick foil and it works great.I know you are great about letting us know about all the kitchen tools and items. Thank you again for all the great recipes.Blessings

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2021

      You’re welcome Beth. I’m happy that it helps you with that.

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  • Mary
    July 27, 2021

    WOW great recipe!! Lasagna is a regular rotation in my home and I’ve only ever used cottage cheese so the mixture of cottage cheese AND ricotta was DELICIOUS! I never would have thought of that, thanks for sharing this, I will use this for years to come. My family just loved it 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      That’s so great Mary! Thank you for your lovely review!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Mary. Happy to know that you always love this recipe! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Larisa McClain
    July 21, 2021

    I truly loved it: I used turkey instead of beef and I added a bit of good parmesan cheese. I made a meatloaf, shrimp scampi, and meatballs also. I love your videos: they are so cute, easy, and funny: they make me want to cook more! My boyfriend is a chef, and I am a bit intimidated cooking for him, so big thank you from me and him!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 22, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Larisa. I hope you’ll both love every recipe that you will try!

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  • Marilyn
    July 12, 2021

    Hi Natasha.
    One tip.
    I don’t use toothpicks, just spray your foil with pan or grease it with butter. Won’t stick to lasagna. 😀

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2021

      Thanks for sharing a tip with us, Marilyn. We appreciate it!

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  • glady mills
    July 11, 2021

    that looks so delicious

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2021

      So so good, hope you can try this recipe!

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  • Winter
    June 18, 2021

    This is my favorite lasagna ever! Do you have any tips for freezing an uncooked lasagna? I’m meal prepping for baby and need tips for thawing/heating etc.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2021

      Hi Winter, You can make this ahead, assemble it, put it in the fridge, freeze it, and then bake it the next day. Yes, it can be frozen unbaked 🙂

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  • Marta
    June 11, 2021

    The best lasagna recipe ever! Super delicious and easy to make😍

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2021

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

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  • Beth
    June 7, 2021

    Natasha, you are awesome just like your recipes. Brings joy to my heart. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

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  • Amy Wonder
    June 4, 2021

    Can I use regular ricotta and cottage cheese?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2021

      That will work! You can replace the cottage cheese with ricotta cheese using the recommended measurements in the recipe. I bet a mix of the two may work also.

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      • Kayla
        June 10, 2021

        Hi Natasha, I have made this recipe several times and it is a family favorite! I’ve always wondered if I can substitute egg plant instead of lasagna noodles in this recipe?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 10, 2021

          Hey Kayla! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe! I haven’t tried that substitution to advise on the process or outcome. But, if you happen to try that I’d love your feedback!

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  • Anonymous
    May 29, 2021

    It is a great recipe I made it and it was so good

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 29, 2021

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

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  • Amy Wonder
    May 17, 2021

    Can I replace cottage cheese for Parmesan? They don’t sell that in my area, if so how many cups?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 18, 2021

      Hi Amy, you can replace the cottage cheese with ricotta cheese using the recommended measurements in the recipe. I haven’t tried using parmesan to advise.

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    • Deb Judisch
      July 5, 2021

      Amy, I do not think that parmesan cheese would sub well for cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is so wet so it is actually used as part of the liquid in this recipe. On the other hand, parmesan cheese is drier and would not measure or cook in the same way. You cannot get ricotta or cottage cheese where you live? You might ask around because that seems so strange. Do you live in the U.S.?

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  • Laura
    May 15, 2021

    Dear Natasha, I follow you from out of the US. I tried the recipe and I made it work, it actually was very tasty, but sadly 448 gr of mozzarella are NOT 4 cups 🙁
    Silly me, not checking first!
    4 cups of mozzarella are around 800 gr of cheese.
    The rest was great!
    Thanks for your great job!

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    • Natasha
      May 15, 2021

      Hi Laura, when I shredded the cheese and put it into a measuring cup, it measured 4 cups shredded.

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  • Debra Scott
    April 22, 2021

    We eat vegetarian so I made this with 2lbs impossible meat and an extra cup of marinara. My son typically will not eat lasagna but he loved this – as did we all! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 22, 2021

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

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  • Gwen
    April 21, 2021

    Hey Natasha,
    I seriously love you. I’ve been using this recipe of yours for years now. You are such a beast in the kitchen. I want to make this for my friend but would like to make the meat and cheese mixture ahead of time so I can have enough time to do all my other errands and then just assemble when I get home. How far ahead can I pre make everything?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 22, 2021

      Great to hear that, Gwen. 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.

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  • Amy B
    April 21, 2021

    My family said this was the best lasagna I’ve ever made! The deep, rich flavor is outstanding!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 21, 2021

      Love it! Thank you for sharing your family’s comments and feedback with us, Amy.

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  • Bebi
    April 18, 2021

    Thank you Natasha.
    I try this recipe, but instead of meat I use vegetables, it turn out good, but do you have a recipe for vegetarian lasagna.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2021

      Hi Bebi, I don’t have a recipe for vegetarian lasagna but feel free to experiment. Please share with us how it goes if you do an experiment.

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  • Theresa
    April 13, 2021

    I made this Lasagna recipe and it was delicious thank you for your recipes Always look forward to the recipes

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      Glad you enjoyed it, Theresa. I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try!

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  • Erica
    April 10, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    What brand of marinara sauce do you use? I usually make my own, but looking for a faster method this week.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2021

      Hello Erica, I usually make my own Marinara Sauce too. Here’s the recipe that I use.

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  • Patricia Johnson
    April 7, 2021

    I question the meat portion of this recipe. One pound of meat to two pounds of cheese just doesn’t work. It’s not much meat sauce for a 9×13 dish.

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    • Natasha
      April 7, 2021

      Hi Patricia, the measurements are correct since the meat is in a sauce. If you added more, you would overflow your dish.

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    • Deb Judisch
      July 5, 2021

      Wow…really?

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  • Jocelyn Quetoriano
    March 19, 2021

    Your lasagna recipe is easy process going to try soon.
    I cooked lasagna before but i never do boiled the lasagna noodles,what i do i directly put in the baking try but it works too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Faith
    March 5, 2021

    What kind of wine do you suggest?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

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

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  • Terry
    March 4, 2021

    Hi Natasha, can I swap out 1/4 cup of the mozzarella in the cheese sauce for 1/4 cup Parmesan?

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    • Natasha
      March 5, 2021

      Hi Terry, that should work to make that substitution. I hope you love this cheesy lasagna recipe.

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    • JUDY WICKERSHAM
      June 3, 2021

      Ii use both mozzarella and parmesan and it is great

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  • Terry
    February 27, 2021

    Ok I see that there is cottage cheese in it as well….hence my prior comments/ question. I made it once….delicious…..can I make it and assemble and bake the next day?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 27, 2021

      Hi Terry, yes, you can make this lasagna ahead. You may assemble, put it in the fridge, freeze it, and 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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  • 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??

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    • 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.

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  • 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.

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    • 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!

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  • Ida
    February 12, 2021

    I made this dish it was good lasagna

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2021

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

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  • Madeline
    February 9, 2021

    Is spaghetti sauce alright to use instead of marinara?

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    • Natasha
      February 9, 2021

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

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  • 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.

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    • 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?

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    • 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!

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  • 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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

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

      Reply

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