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Lasagna Recipe (VIDEO)

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

Lasagna Recipe in Casserole Dish on cloth napkin

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

Lasagna Recipe:

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

Classic lasagna slice being lifted with a spatula

Ingredients for Lasagna with Meat Sauce:

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

Substitute for Red Wine?

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

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

What is “Al Dente”?

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

How to Keep Cheese from Sticking to Foil:

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

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

Easy lasagna recipe baked in casserole and garnished with parsley

Watch How to Make Lasagna:

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

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How to Make Lasagna

Lasagna Recipe (VIDEO)

4.93 from 125 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
This EASY Lasagna Recipe is beefy, saucy and supremely flavorful. Homemade lasagna is better than any restaurant version and it feeds a crowd.

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

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

Ingredients

Ingredients for Lasagna

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

Ingredients for Cheese Sauce:

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

Instructions

How to Make Meat Sauce:

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

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

How to Make Cheese Sauce:

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

How to Make Lasagna:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Slice of Italian Style Lasagna on a plate with fork

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

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

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  • Shelly
    October 16, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Gabby D
    October 12, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 13, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Shari
    October 10, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Faith
    October 10, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Bonnie
    October 9, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 9, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Shari
    October 8, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2020

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

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      • Shari
        October 9, 2020

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

        Reply

  • Marsha
    October 1, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Marsha!

      Reply

  • Mavy
    October 1, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 6, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Cindy A
    September 30, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 1, 2020

      Yes, you can use gluten-free noodles too!

      Reply

  • Donald Buzzelli (Buzz)
    September 14, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2020

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

      Reply

  • V
    September 6, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Susan
    September 4, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Sarah Mora
    September 3, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Carol Malone
    August 30, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Gerald
    August 29, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Rita
    August 19, 2020

    I can you use no boil noodles?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Ivy Montano
    August 16, 2020

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

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    • Ivy Montano
      August 16, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Joanne
    August 15, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Amanda Smith
    August 7, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Linda Yetter
    August 5, 2020

    Delicious recipe . Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Kelly
    August 3, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Zoe
    July 30, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Regan
    July 22, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Brígida Gipson
    July 20, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 21, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Roberta Marshall
    July 20, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Roberta.

      Reply

  • Bonnie Mitchell
    July 17, 2020

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Aleeza Shameer
    July 13, 2020

    Loved it!! Thanks for the recipe

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  • Barb
    July 12, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Barbara Izzo
    July 11, 2020

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

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    • Natasha
      July 11, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Natalya
    July 8, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 8, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Mushell
    July 8, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 8, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Galina
    July 3, 2020

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

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    • Natasha
      July 4, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Jenean Graham
    June 23, 2020

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 24, 2020

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

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    • Patty
      July 10, 2020

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

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 10, 2020

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

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  • Pauline
    June 23, 2020

    You have use cottage cheese or something else

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Steve
    June 16, 2020

    Can’t wait to try this lasagna! Got so excited licking the bowls I forgot the last three noodles! I’ll use a deeper dish and won’t forget next time. In the oven now , will send completed pics if it doesn’t disappear. (I’ll chop up and mix in the remaining noodles if needed.)
    I really appreciate your detail when prepping your recipes. Haven’t been disappointed.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Steve!

      Reply

  • Mary Sprinkle
    June 15, 2020

    Hi Natasha. Your lasagna recipe is the best. Everyone loves it
    and it is so easy. When is a cookbook coming out. I have made six of your recipes and all have been winners. Thanks, Mary

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Hunter
    June 15, 2020

    My family really enjoyed this, thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

      You’re welcome Hunter! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Inna
    June 13, 2020

    Once again and as always a SUPER YUMMY recipe!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 14, 2020

      I’m so glad you loved it, Inna. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Marco Tommy
    June 11, 2020

    good recipe. I liked adding the wine plus good reason to have w/ dindin. I boiled all 20 noodles and did 3 layers of 4 and used the remaining 8 to make your roll-up lasagna. adding to the recipe I used 1 lb of ground sausage along w/ the burger, 16 oz whole milk mozzarel on layer 2 and used only 15 oz of ricotta w/ an egg and the mozz and left out the cottage cheese which detracts from the “SOUP”. I also added another 24 oz of sauce and lottsa fresh garlic, voila! natasha, you’re so darn cute. keep the good recipes coming.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2020

      That’s a great idea, Marco! The best of both worlds! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Cindy
    June 11, 2020

    I made this last night for my very picky family. They all loved it. I am so happy with this recipe, love that it isn’t too salty.
    I substituted 1\2 of the cottage cheese and 1/4 of the ricotta for mozzarella and mixed the cheese mixture with an electric mixer to break down the chunks.
    Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Veaceslav
    June 9, 2020

    you are Russian?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 9, 2020

      Here’s more about us.

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      • Slam
        July 7, 2020

        Looks yummy!! I’ll try that!
        I love your baking dish! It looks so deep – Where did you get that?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 7, 2020

          Hi Slam, a standard 9×13 casserole dish is about 2″ deep. Deeper is better but I wouldn’t use anything shallower than that. Also, you can view the Kitchen Tools that I always in our Amazon Page. I hope that you find what you’re looking for there!

          Reply

  • Erins
    June 5, 2020

    Hi there! Greetings from Canada! I don’t have any cottage cheese…what do you recommend instead? Thanks so much.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Yasmine A.
    June 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Made this and I’m sorry to say it was too bland Here are some reasons:
    – I think the cheese blend (ricotta + cottage mainly) could have been too much, in terms of quantities, and I’m guessing it would have been better with maybe some mozerella and cheddar and that’s it?
    – It could be that the layering was too much too.
    – I’m guessing different people in different countries have different types and consistencies to the same type of cheese, hence very different tastes experiences. My cheese blend, with ricotta and cottage, wasn’t as creamy as yours, and I live in Dubai.
    – I also experimented with the precooked lasagne noodles and it didn’t work for me. The ones I got from a very famous brand were a lot shorter in length than yours, hence, the portions of the filling compared to their length was just too big and made me “stuff” the filling between them.
    – The precooked noodles also didn’t work; I still think they need some soaking because they didn’t taste like anything really.

    I hope my guesses as to why the dish went wrong can help you form a different perspective about it and understand why some people may not find it successful. Overall, the whole dish wasn’t coherent.

    Still a big fan of your recipes though, and would follow a lot more of them 🙂

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    • Natasha
      June 3, 2020

      Hi Yasmine, I wonder if it could be due to different selections of ingredients between what is available in Dubai and Idaho.

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      • Yasmine A.
        June 6, 2020

        It could be, but I also think it’s not just that. It’s hard to get that creamy cheese texture of yours and because it’s hard to, the whole dish becomes not “saucy” enough, hence, not blended well. I would try next time with different Cheese types for a more coherent texture.

        Thanks Natasha! 🙂

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  • Charlese Jenkins
    May 30, 2020

    I normally love every recipe of yours that I make but I have to say this lasagna recipe was just a little off to me. It was good but the sauce tasted a bit bland. I will be making this again but either add more Italian spices or make my own sauce.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2020

      Thank you for that feedback Charlese!

      Reply

  • linda arbour
    May 23, 2020

    Don’t put cottage coz it won’t mealt and it’s not realy good take only ricotta cheese and no cream cheese put regiano cheese it’s taste moore better than cream cheese, cream cheese taste nothing and too smooth. And vaporize some pam on the paper foil or some olive oil and it won’t stick.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us! I hope you try our recipe soon Linda.

      Reply

  • Marcia
    May 22, 2020

    Seems SCRUMPTIOUS! I cannot wait! I’m diving in as we speak — I’ve read thru many of the comments. I’d like to make this recipe in two pans — one for me & give one to a friend. When baking, do I need to alter temp and/or baking time?

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    • Natasha
      May 22, 2020

      Hi Marcia, if they are going to be the same depth of pans and just divided into 2 smaller pans, I would bake the same amount of time and at the same temperature. I hope you love this lasagna!

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      • Marcia
        May 22, 2020

        Thanks so much, Natasha! I’m going the no boil noodle route & dividing the recipe into 2 pans (giving one to a friend). I will say, I tasted the sauce & the cheese mixture as I went — DELISH! I’m going to let it sit tonight & bake off tomorrow (given the no boil noodles), but I just know that I will adore this! A keeper, for sure!!! Thank you!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 22, 2020

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

          Reply

  • Louise Vernasco
    May 21, 2020

    I made your Easy Lasagna and was very disappointed in it. It was very BLAND (not much taste). I usually love your recipes but not this one. I’m a senior and was expensive to make. I thought I could freeze some….but NO TASTE. Sorry.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 21, 2020

      Sorry to hear that you weren’t satisfied of the outcome Louise. Was there anything that was changed with the recipe and ingredients? I’ve always made this and have always gotten great results.

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  • Aldina
    May 17, 2020

    Just made it for the first time and it was a hit! Definitely a repeat (like everything else I’ve made with your recipes)! Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      Nice good job! Thank you for sharing your great experience with this recipe Aldina.

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  • Sidhara
    May 15, 2020

    My first time making lasagna and this was such a great recipe! So easy and delicious!

    I used no boil lasagna sheets but pre-soaked them in hot water for 20/30 mins so they would be perfectly cooked (the lasagna only needed 30 mins before broiling).

    Also doubled the meat and sauce in the recipe – we like a meaty lasagna and that was perfect.

    Only tweak I would make for next time is to replace the cottage cheese with ricotta. Found it didn’t melt very well.

    Great recipe- everyone loved it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2020

      That is awesome, thank you for sharing some tips with us and for giving this recipe wonderful feedback!

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  • Farhana
    May 14, 2020

    I’d love to try this recipe, can I use turkey instead of beef?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2020

      Hi Farhana, we prefer beef but that should work!

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      • Barb
        June 8, 2020

        Only change I would make is no ricotta I just don’t like the bland thick grainy cheese otherwise great recipe thank you

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 8, 2020

          Thank you for sharing that Barb! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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  • Yulia
    May 12, 2020

    Hello. I wonder if the nutrition facts are based on a 100 g of the lasagna. Please specify. Thank you 🙂

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    • Natasha
      May 12, 2020

      Hi Yulia, the nutrition facts are based on per serving and the servings are listed towards the top of the recipe card.

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  • Bea
    May 10, 2020

    I always thought homemade lasagna would be so hard to make. Oh, My! This was so easy and out of this world amazing! Your videos are so helpful!
    благодарю вас

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2020

      I’m so glad you gave it a try! It looks so difficult at first but once you’ve already tried it, it’s going to be an easy one. Thanks for giving this recipe an excellent review!

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  • Karen
    May 6, 2020

    This recipe did not disappoint! I’ve always made my lasagne with oven cooked noodles. no more! My family loved this new recipe and it’s replacing my old one! thanks natasha for your enthusiasm for cooking!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2020

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

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  • Lyndis
    May 4, 2020

    Just spray the side of tin foil with Pam that’s next to the cheese and it won’t stick

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that tip with us!

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  • Patty
    May 2, 2020

    Another time-saver idea I’ve used with another lasagna recipe to eliminate parboiling noodles. Add an additional cup of water to the sauce, use UNCOOKED regular noodles, let the prepared dish sit uncooked in the refrigerator overnight, then bake as usual the next day.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      Awesome! Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Erin
    May 1, 2020

    The store only had oven ready lasagne noodles. Should I add more wine/borth or sauce to compensate? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

      Hi Erin, 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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  • Kathleen
    April 29, 2020

    Delicious!! We only managed to wait less than 10 mins after removing it from the oven! Super cheesy, super yummy! Will make this again. Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2020

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

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  • Rachel
    April 29, 2020

    What kind of red wine do you recommended. I only have a red blend on hand and am nervous it may be too sweet?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 29, 2020

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

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  • Luisa
    April 26, 2020

    Greetings from Greece!Brilliant recipe, your are amazing! Stay safe, stay happy 😘

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2020

      Hello Luisa, and I hope all is well in Greece! Thank you, stay safe and healthy too.

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  • Gladys
    April 21, 2020

    I love you Natasha!! What is the name of the white baking dish you use all the time? What is the name of the dice chopper you used for the apple turnovers?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      Hello Gladys, you can view the Kitchen Tools that I always in our Amazon Page. I hope that you find what you’re looking for there!

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  • Mariya
    April 20, 2020

    Delicious! Made this fantastic lasagna & enjoyed every bite! Super easy to follow recipe, and the video helps. Kids loved it as well. A definite keeper
    Thank you so much

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

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

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      • Engeline
        May 4, 2020

        Most definitely a keeper! Delicious yummy goodness! Thanks Natasha. You’ve even made it easy to follow through your video. Will be making it again this weekend per family’s request. Again thank you so much and you are fantastic❤️

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 4, 2020

          You are very welcome, Engeline. Thanks for giving this recipe a try!

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  • DW
    April 20, 2020

    Can you replace the cottage cheese with anything else?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      Hi DW, yes, you can use ricotta in its place. I hope that helps.

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  • Cayla L.
    April 20, 2020

    I want to try to make this but in a 8×8 Should I alter the ingredients quantities?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      Hi Cayla, you may need to cut the recipe by 50% to fit into that casserole. I have not tested it in an 8×8 but it should still work!

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  • Tanya K
    April 19, 2020

    Definitely make this one! It’s easy to follow recipe and so delicious. My kids love this!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      Sounds like a great plan, Tanya. I’m sure they will love this!

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  • Sharon Talbot
    April 19, 2020

    Made your Lasagna recipe with your Homemade marinara sauce. FANTASTIC!!!!!! Best we have ever eaten!! Did add some extra herbs from my herb garden. Flavor superb!! Can hardly wait for your book…love your recipies!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for your great feedback and review, Sharon. I am currently working on the cookbook and it might take some time but don’t worry I’ll make sure to share it with everyone when it’s ready!

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  • Jo
    April 18, 2020

    Can we ignore the cottage cheese and ricotta cheese

    Could you please make one simple lasagne

    Appreciate

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2020

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

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  • Hieu Nguyen
    April 12, 2020

    Thoughts on adding whole-peeled or crushed tomatoes? If adding, what would need to be adjusted? Thanks in advance.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2020

      I haven’t tried that yet to advise but if you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Lourdes
    April 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha …love the Lasagna recipe…can I substitute cottage for Greek plane yogurt ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2020

      Hi Lourdes, Several of our readers have used only ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese, I haven’t tested that with yogurt however. I think that would work best to just double the ricotta or at least 1 1/2 times the ricotta.

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  • Monique
    April 4, 2020

    I’ve been cooking for 2 years now but have only let my bf eat my dishes. I made this recipe before and it was the first time I felt good about my cooking. Now I’m confident enough to let my family try and I’ll be using this recipe. Good luck to me! Thanks Natasha for sharing this!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2020

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

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  • Melissa
    April 3, 2020

    Can I divide this into 2 pans and freeze one? There’s only 2 of us at home now. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2020

      Hi Melissa, that should work! We have tips on freezing this in the recipe and in the comments. I hope you love it!

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  • Karyn
    March 29, 2020

    Made this tonight for the first time. My mom said this is the best lasagna she ever had. Really came out great! I will only make lasagna this way here on out! Thank you Natasha for another amazing recipe. I made homemade garlic bread with ti.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Hello Karyn, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I’m glad that you loved the end result and I hope you love every recipe that you try!

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  • Lina
    March 29, 2020

    I love this recipe for sure is best lazania and I will cook only this from now on

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Looks like you found your favorite lasagna recipe! Thanks for the great feedback.

      Reply

  • Garry Mogg
    March 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha. Loved it. The wife was critical of it saying it was too cheesy. I had a fair bit of the meat sauce leftover. I’m wondering if Half a cup for the 1st step is not enough? Can I post a photo?
    Garry

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    • Natasha
      March 29, 2020

      Hi Garry, you can use less cheese or meat sauce if you prefer. If using a casserole dish that is less than 9×13, it may overflow the dish using all of the full recipe.

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  • Chris
    March 27, 2020

    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2020

      Awesome! Thank you for the great feedback,

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  • Anne Sheedy Seidel
    March 26, 2020

    I love all of your recipes! They are all my new go to’s. I am also printing them out for my kids!
    Anne

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 26, 2020

      Aww that’s the best! Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Adel
    March 14, 2020

    To keep cheese from sticking to the foil, I cover the pan with a sheet of plastic wrap, then place the foil directly on top. Works great!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 14, 2020

      Thank you for the tip! I have to try that soon.

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    • L
      May 8, 2020

      I hope you don’t put the plastic wrap in the oven

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  • Clarissa
    March 7, 2020

    Just made this tonight and it’s a huge hit with the family!! They devoured it! This will definitely be our go to lasagna recipe.
    I used 1 1/2 lbs beef because we love meat, but everything else I followed to the T. So happy we found this recipe. 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2020

      Sounds like you found your favorite recipe! Thanks for the awesome feedback and I hope you also love all the other recipes that you try.

      Reply

  • Richard
    March 2, 2020

    Made this last night. My first attempt ever at lasagna. It was so easy. I agree with most of the other comments. The house smells amazing. But I too would prefer with More meat and sauce. Perhaps a little less cheese. Good starting point for a delicious lasagna, easy enough to tweak to personal preference. Natasha is my go-to for all recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      Thanks for your wonderful review! You can always adjust the ingredients according to your preference but I bet it will better the next time you make this again. I hope you love every recipe that you try!

      Reply

  • Mary Arnold
    March 2, 2020

    Love your recipes. I do not pre cook my lasagna noodles.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2020

      Glad that you enjoyed this. Thanks for the review!

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  • Maria Jimenez
    February 26, 2020

    Omg!!! My house smells so amazing!! I’m dying waiting that 30 minutes before we can dig into it!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      I bet it smells so good! Sounds liked you’re one awesome dinner over there! I hope you love this recipe Maria!

      Reply

  • Jelena
    February 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I barely ever leave reviews, unless truly exceptional and this was! You are one of my favorite food blogs, all your recipes are a hit from the cheesy chicken and rice to the chicken fritters, everything I have made has been amazing. This lasagna was such a hit, so delicious and better than at any restaurant. I doubled the ricotta instead of using cottage cheese, that was the only change I made. Amazing! Thank you for all your delicious recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2020

      You’re welcome Jelena! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Madonna Richards
    February 13, 2020

    Made your lasagna tonight! Best lasagna ever! Thanks again for all your great recipes. You are definitely my go to when searching for a certain recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2020

      You’re welcome and thanks for your great feedback!

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  • Catisha Wright
    February 11, 2020

    Could this lasagna work with ground turkey or chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2020

      Hi Catisha, that should work.

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  • Brenda
    February 10, 2020

    This was the easiest and best Lasagna Recipe I have ever tried! It is now, my go to Lasagna Recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Brenda!

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  • Kristin
    February 6, 2020

    could you omit wine/broth

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2020

      Hi Kristin, you sure can. We have notes on that in the recipe. 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.

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  • Bill
    February 3, 2020

    I made this for Super Bowl meal. I like more meat so used 2lbs of beef. Also added extra marinara and spices to adjust. Cooking at 7000ft in CO requires longer time on stove and in oven. Otherwise followed recipe. Excellent!! Our new favorite lasagna recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

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

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    • Nancy
      March 1, 2020

      HI! Making this tomorrow, we are just 2 in the family we will have lots of left overs! How can I freeze the rest of the servings?

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 1, 2020

        Hi Nancy yes you can. Lasagna freezes well, you can also freeze an entire casserole or even individual slices after it is done cooking. 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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  • Donna in Atlanta
    February 2, 2020

    Really delicious cheese mixture, and the enhancements to bottled sauce are amazing. When I make it again – and I will – I will use more sauce. Maybe 4 cups instead of 3.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Donna!

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  • Hannah
    January 28, 2020

    This is the best lasagna recipe ever and I posted it and right away had someone ask for the recipe! Thank you! It’s the best!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Linda
    January 27, 2020

    Hi. Can you provide a link to your lasagna ceramic pan?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      Hi Linda, the Casserole dish we used for this lasagna was from Fred Meyer and very inexpensive (maybe $20 if I remember correctly) It works great and serves beautifully

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      • joanne
        February 24, 2020

        Hello! Can you please privide a link for the Fred Meyer dish shown in this video, not the Staub. Thank you

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        • Natasha
          February 24, 2020

          Hi Joanne, I have scoured the internet looking for that specific dish and as far as I can tell, it doesn’t exist online. I found what seemed to be the closest match.

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  • kristina
    January 26, 2020

    This is seriously the best lasagna I have ever had. I have used my moms recipe always. Hers has sausage in it and I always thought it was the best. Natasha’s lasagna is rock star delish . Thank you for sharing your kitchen love with the world Natasha !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      You’re welcome, Kristina! Thank you for that wonderful review!

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  • Sana
    January 22, 2020

    Hi natasha, i git pre cooked lasagne, is it Ok of i use that With the same procedure

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

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

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    • Nikita
      February 29, 2020

      Where can I find the baking dish you used for the lasagna?

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        February 29, 2020

        The Casserole dish we used for this lasagna was from Fred Meyer and very inexpensive (maybe $20 if I remember correctly) It works great and serves beautifully but I have scoured the internet looking for that specific dish and as far as I can tell, it doesn’t exist online.

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  • Marcos
    January 17, 2020

    Dear Natasha,

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will try to make it tonight.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

      You’re welcome! I hope you love this recipe.

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  • Shirley
    January 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha, is the mozzarella cheese you use in this recipe the ones that is already shredded in packages in the grocery stores.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2020

      Hi Shirley, we like our mozzarella cheese shredded fresh so we like to shred the block fresh.

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      • Shirley A Brown
        January 17, 2020

        Thank you for your reply, the fresh mozzarella cheese that shape like a log is too soft to shred where can i find the block mozzarella cheese that is a better texture to shred.

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        • Natasha
          January 17, 2020

          Hi Shirley, make sure the cheese says “low moisture, part-skim” which is the one that is easy to shred. I would avoid “fresh mozzarella” which is too soft for shredding.

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  • Bernie
    January 11, 2020

    I swear I recently saw a video of yours for Eggplant Lasagna using Rao’s Marinara Sauce. I’ve looked everywhere, and I cant find it. Was I dreaming? I was going to make it tonight!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2020

      Hi Bernie, that was not our recipe. We do have lasagna recipes here you may like. Also, I’ve compiled our eggplant favorites here.

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    • Marcia
      May 22, 2020

      I found Rao’s sauce at Balducci’s — therefore Whole Foods Market might have it! (It is yummy — my new favorite jarred marinara!)

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  • Florina
    January 9, 2020

    Can this be assembled ahead of time and stored in the fridge before baking. If so, how long can it stay in the fridge?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2020

      Hi Florina, 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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  • Cindy M.
    January 9, 2020

    I was bored with my old lasagna recipe and gave yours a try two days ago – OH MOMMA!!! We love it! Made One Hour Bread form La Fuji Mama to go with. Keep doing what you’re doing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite, Cindy! Thank you for that awesome review!

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    • Zeytin
      January 10, 2020

      What other kinds of cheese can be used for this? Like if i don’t have ricotta and cottage cheese. Thanks

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  • Sheri G.
    January 6, 2020

    I made this recipe last night and WOW! It was my very first time making lasagna and the whole family LOVED it!

    My 9X13 pan isn’t very deep, so I bought a $2 foil pan at the grocery store and it worked perfectly. Clean up was easy, as well!

    I wanted it a little more meaty than what your video looked like, so I added a pound of sweet Italian sausage to the one pound of ground beef and it was amazing. Love all your recipes/videos!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

      Hi Sheri! I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for the wonderful feedback and tips!

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  • Laine
    January 4, 2020

    Totally delicious!!! I split the recipe into two loaf pans, one with the recipe as written (a little extra meat for my husband) and one omitting the meat for me. They were both exceptionally good. I did add a bit of extra marinara because we love sauce!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Laine!

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  • Lena Adams
    January 3, 2020

    This lasagna turned out dry and the cheese filling mix was bland
    The instructions were not very clear as to what, exactly to do with the cheese filling paste

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    • Natasha
      January 4, 2020

      Hi Lena, did you change or substitute anything in the recipe? This is normally very juicy and never dry unless something is substituted. Did you have a chance to watch the video? That might help to see the process in action.

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  • Suzanna
    January 1, 2020

    I made this for our New Years Eve dinner. It was absolutely perfect, delicious, and everyone commented how good it was. It was very easy to make and assemble. Thank you for a keeper.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2020

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

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  • Gladys
    January 1, 2020

    Thank you for this recipe. I just made two of these bad boys for New Years Eve and they turned out amazing!! Many blessings for you and your family for 2020!

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    • Natasha
      January 1, 2020

      Hi Gladys, I’m so glad you loved the lasagna! Happy and Blessed New Year to you also!

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  • Robin Jarvis
    December 31, 2019

    Hi Natasha, Robin here from Peterborough, Ontario. My hubby and I are making this recipe for our fussy (grown daughter) tomorrow. We love your cooking methods.

    Happy New Year, from Canada!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2019

      Hi Robin!! I hope she loves this recipe!! Happy New Year!

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  • Marge
    December 31, 2019

    I’ve just made your lasagna. It’s been out of the oven for 1 1/2 hours. Still very warm. We are not eating for another 6 hours. Question is can I put it back in the oven on 150 to keep it warm?

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    • Natasha
      January 1, 2020

      Hi Marge, I haven’t tried keeping it warm for that long; my concern would be that it may dry out being in the oven that long.

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  • Lynn
    December 30, 2019

    Yummy, yummy yummy. To the readers who want to alter the recipe — first time please follow/read the recipe, then 2nd try alter it to your taste. I use less salt because some family members are sodium-sensitive but adding wine oomfs the flavour. You did good, Natasha. Always better the second day (if you can keep the folks away). Love your recipes and the facial expressions – enjoyable!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

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

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  • Celine
    December 30, 2019

    SOOOO GOOD ! No fresh or dry persil but still very good. I don’t like bechamel and your recipe with ricotta and cottage cheese is just what I was looking for. Cook it when I need to feed a crowd and it’s always a hit ! Even my little fussy one is eating

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

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  • Carmen Sotomayor
    December 29, 2019

    Hi. Natasha. I’m from Ecuador and wanted to tell you that I love your recipes. Specially of pasta! Happy new 2020!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

      Hi Carmen! Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

      Reply

  • Rena
    December 28, 2019

    Hi! I was wondering if I could substitute the ground beef with minced chicken? If so, do I also substitute the red wine with chicken stock?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

      Hi Rena, I have always made this with beef but I think that should still work. You might add a little extra olive oil while cooking the chicken since chicken naturally has less fat and can be a little more dry. I think the chicken broth will work.

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      • Deb
        December 30, 2019

        Ground pork works well too, and the flavor is incredible. It’s also less expensive than beef.

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        • Natasha
          December 30, 2019

          That is great to know! Thank you for sharing that with us.

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          • Elle
            February 6, 2020

            Hi there! Would it still work well if I use full fat ricotta and 2% cottage cheese?

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            February 6, 2020

            Hi Elle. Several of our readers have 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.

  • CrS
    December 27, 2019

    I never boil lasagna noodles and never pat extra for the “no-cook” kind…just use regular noodles and they come out perfect every time! Yum!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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      • Faye Weinstein
        January 3, 2020

        My son is anaphylactic to egg. we have been substituting with a flax egg but I wonder what else I can sub for this recipe?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 3, 2020

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

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  • Jamie
    December 24, 2019

    Hi!

    I’m wondering if there are cooking instructions for both the fridge and freezer.

    I made this ahead of time, and am planning on storing it in the fridge tonight (and freezer for the 2nd batch) but I’m not sure how long I should cook it for tomorrow afternoon!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2019

      Hi Jamie, Lasagna freezes well. You can freeze an entire casserole or even individual slices after it is done the cooking. We also have this note on the recipe ” Bake from frozen at 375˚F for about 1 hour.” It will take less time from not frozen, just enough to heat it through which should take about 30 to 45 minutes. I hope you find this helpful!

      Reply

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