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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)

4.95 from 76 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
This EASY Lasagna Recipe is beefy, saucy and supremely flavorful. Homemade lasagna is better than any restaurant version and it feeds a crowd.

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

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

Ingredients

Ingredients for Lasagna

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

Ingredients for Cheese Sauce:

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

Instructions

How to Make Meat Sauce:

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

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

How to Make Cheese Sauce:

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

How to Make Lasagna:

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

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts
Lasagna Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
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.

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  • Olga Reznik
    November 10, 2019

    Can this lasagna be frozen right after it’s put together (before it’s cooked)? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      Hi Olga, You can freeze an entire casserole or even individual slices. Reply

  • JJ
    November 10, 2019

    Love your recipes.. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Miriam Bailey
    November 9, 2019

    Natasha
    Thank you sooo much for the amazing lasagna. You’re the best…smile

    I will posted a picture soon ,so you know I cooked your recipe. Smile Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2019

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

  • Amr
    November 7, 2019

    Hi…I would be so grateful if u tell me what to add as an alternate to wine when preparing meat for lasagne.
    Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

      Hi! Most of our recipes have tips and substitutions posted. 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. Reply

  • Dania
    November 3, 2019

    Hello Natasha! Where did you bought the baking dish? It is so pretty and perfect for the recipe.

    I love the recipe and I would like to know if it can be made with chicken?

    Thank you, you are the best! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2019

      Hi Dania, 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. Reply

  • Lana
    October 29, 2019

    Hi, Natasha do you think I can use oven ready lasagna? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 29, 2019

      Hi Lana, 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” Reply

  • Talieh
    October 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha your recipes are the best. Thank you . Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 16, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Sandy
    September 27, 2019

    I made your crock pot version for work and it was a huge hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. I will make this oven version when my family is home in October. I love all your recipes and videos you make. Keep them coming!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2019

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

  • maria mendoza
    September 25, 2019

    ABSOLUTELY FINGER LICKING GOOD!! MY FAMILY ENJOYED IT! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2019

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

      • Michal
        October 7, 2019

        This is a really excellent recipe. My family adores it. It’s actually quite easy to make. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 7, 2019

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

  • Inna
    August 19, 2019

    I usually double the recipe just so I have one to freeze for another week. But I absolutely love this!!! Tastes incredible!!! I’m going to try and substitute one of the lasagne layers for spinach. It’ll probably fall apart a bit more but I always have an extra serving when I shouldn’t so this might be good for me:) as for people complaining that it cost more around 25 dollars for the recipe. I find it hilarious because you’d probably spend that easily going out. Thanks for sharing Natasha. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Inna. Thank you for sharing that thoughtful review. Reply

  • Benjamin J Rogers
    August 15, 2019

    Recipe improvement:
    Double the meat and onion.
    Triple the garlic
    Add one teaspoon of cayenne to meat sauce
    NEVER ADD SUGAR TO ITALIAN FOOD!
    Add a minced garlic to the cheese Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Sheila
    August 14, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I love your recipes . Just wanted to leave a tip . The best way to keep cheese from sticking to foil is to spray the foil with cooking spray . I hope this is helpful. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and video’s. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Sheila! Reply

  • Denise
    August 14, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I made this lasagne last night.
    I had an issue with putting the lasagne sheets in the boiling salted water. I did this carefully one at a time, but they still stuck together in the water. What to do? Reply

    • Natasha
      August 15, 2019

      Hi Denise, it helps to have a pot that is larger to accommodate the large noodles and making sure to stir a couple of times in that first minute, especially right after adding the noodles. It’s smart that you added the noodles one at a time, but also be sure to stir right away and soon after to keep them from sticking. I have found this to be true with all pasta. Reply

      • Lee Freeman
        September 14, 2019

        I’ve always struggled with boiling the noodles, etc. When I switched to using whole wheat noodles (don’t think that’s a factor, but thought I should mention it) I also stopped prebouling the noodles. I now just put the 9 noodles into the casserole dish, cover with boiling water, and proceed making the meat and cheese components. When ready to assemble, I drain the noodles, dry and spray the dish, then layer all. Noodles are always done and it’s much simpler for me. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 14, 2019

          Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

          • Colleen OKeefe
            October 2, 2019

            My new favorite lasagna recipe! Even my pick kids loved it. Can I freeze this?

          • Natashas Kitchen
            October 2, 2019

            Hi Colleen, You can freeze an entire casserole or even individual slices.

  • Ferzana
    August 12, 2019

    Hi Natasha

    I just tried the lasagna recipe for the first time and it was great! My family loved it – thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you all enjoyed it Reply

  • Fred Koegel
    August 2, 2019

    I’m Not a Lasagna fan, Buutt! This is the BEST I’ve ever seen ! Just watching it Made me Hungry ! BTW ! The Comment “Hubba Hubba” , is a Blast from the Past from my Moms Kitchen ! LOVED IT ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2019

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

  • Sharon Coleman
    July 21, 2019

    I made this again tonight. I had my mother over for dinner and she had to have the recipe. Huge winner in my house. Thanks Natasha!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2019

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

  • Judith Quintanilla
    July 3, 2019

    I’m waiting for mine to cool! It looks so yummy! Can’t wait to eat it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2019

      I hope you love it, Judith! I bet your home smells amazing right now! Reply

  • Mary
    June 27, 2019

    What brand is the casserole dish that you are using in this recipe? Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2019

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

  • Dorothea M Koch
    June 25, 2019

    I do not like cottage cheese so can I use all ricotta cheese in your lasagna recipe? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2019

      Hi Dorothea, We love it however 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. I hope you love this meat sauce lasagna! Reply

      • swetha
        July 16, 2019

        Hi Natasha,

        can I use water instead of wine/broth? And I would like to do with lamb mince. will it work out? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 16, 2019

          Hi Swetha, 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. Reply

  • Sharon Coleman
    June 14, 2019

    I made this for dinner last night and my husband loved it. It is very mild and creamy. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2019

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

  • June 12, 2019

    Hi Natasha. I’ve made your Easy Crock Pot Lasagna many times and it’s on a good rotation in my home. I would like to try this version now. I was just wondering if there’s a difference between buying the “oven ready” lasagna or just get the normal ones. Thanks for making such easy and delicious recipes for my family! Reply

    • Natasha
      June 12, 2019

      Hi Van, 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” Reply

  • Eyda
    June 4, 2019

    How deep or what size is the casserole dish for the lasagna? I’m new to cooking & I’ve tried your recipes, they’re great. Reply

  • Veronica
    May 21, 2019

    Natasha, what brand of marinara sauce did you use? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 21, 2019

      Hi Veronica, please see the third photo in the post where I Have a picture of the bottle I used. Reply

      • Kamaliah
        May 25, 2019

        Hey Natasha,
        Is there anything I can use to replace cottage cheese? It’s hard to find here at my place 🙁 Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 25, 2019

          Hi Kamaliah! We love it however 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. I hope you love this meat sauce lasagna! Reply

        • Joseph
          September 12, 2019

          Kamalia. ,if you use all ricotta ,use whole milk and add a extra egg and flat leaf parsley extra , it will puff higher and add a little extra ramano cheese taste the ricotta mixture make it to flavor you like the cottage cheese is also good though but a little heaver Reply

  • Montsengomo@gmail.com
    May 11, 2019

    Hi Natasha, first of all, thank you for this fabulous recipe, I’ve made it several times and it was always a hit.. my now question is: Could I make it and freeze it to use tow months later? .. thank you again Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2019

      Yes! Lasagna freezes well and that should work just fine. I hope you love it! Reply

  • Ruthann
    April 28, 2019

    made this for dinner & it was the best lasagna I ever had. Thanks so much. I used the non stick Reynolds wrap so you don’t need tooth picks, & it doesn’t stick . I really love all your recipes & you!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review & sharing your wrap tip! Reply

  • dash
    April 16, 2019

    can you replace beef with chicken mince? Reply

    • Natasha
      April 16, 2019

      Hi, 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. Reply

  • John Petrovich
    April 14, 2019

    Excellent recipe.. tried it for the first time and it was praised by everyone by having a second piece Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2019

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

  • La Tonya Walker
    April 11, 2019

    I have never liked the taste of cottage cheese and I have never cooked with it. Will I taste it in this recipe? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2019

      We love it however 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. I hope you love this meat sauce lasagna! Reply

  • Pamela Broyles
    April 4, 2019

    Wow delicious! Didn’t have cottage cheese so used a little more Ricotta and added some Romano cheese instead. Truly one of the best recipes I have ever made. We love it. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2019

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

    • Nina
      November 9, 2019

      Italian would not use cottage cheese!!! That is awful. Reply

  • Minael
    April 3, 2019

    I can’t wait to taste it Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2019

      I hope you love it! Reply

  • tamara
    March 29, 2019

    can this be made without meat? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 29, 2019

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

  • Kelly
    March 17, 2019

    Once again you’ve made me a star! My husband couldn’t stop gushing about this lasagna. It was soooooo good. Seriously better than any restaurant version! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 17, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Kelly 🙂 Reply

  • Suzanne Webb
    March 16, 2019

    Hi! Love your recipes. This lasagna is amazing! Instead of using toothpicks to keep cheese from sticking to the foil, spray the foil generously with cooking spray. Works every time. 😀🍷 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2019

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

      • Nicole
        July 17, 2019

        I’m not able to eat Ricotta cheese. Suggestions for a substitute? Reply

        • Natasha
          July 17, 2019

          Hi Nicole, I have seen people omit ricotta and just make the lasagna without. You might also try making a white sauce for lasagna like this one to make a ricotta-free lasagna. Reply

  • Laurette
    March 7, 2019

    One of the best lasagnas I have made. Great recipe. I highly recommend. Also. Loved the video Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 7, 2019

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

      • Winter
        July 2, 2019

        Love this recipe. It is my go to for family events! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 2, 2019

          I’m so happy you found a family favorite on our blog! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Jessica
    March 5, 2019

    Yummy. Made it today, wonderful recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2019

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

  • KCinAZ
    March 3, 2019

    The taste was fantastic and very cheesy. I would have like a bit more sauce and my sauce was a little runny the first day. After resting a day and reheating it stayed together better. Not sure if I read something wrong. I did make the recipe sauce and think mine was too runny even after cooking longer than recommended. It does make a very large portion. There are only two of us so I froze a lot for later. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2019

      Thank you for sharing your review! The sauce will thicken as it stands, especially after the fridge. 🙂 Reply

  • Sladjana
    March 2, 2019

    Thank you for amazing lasagna 🤗
    I made it for my family few times and they always asking for more! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 2, 2019

      You’re so welcome! & that’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!. Reply

  • Maribel
    February 21, 2019

    Hi!
    My boyfriend and I are not fans of cottage cheese what could we substitute it with? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 21, 2019

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

  • February 20, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I just made your lasagna yesterday and my wife called it: orgasmic!
    It is, by far, the best tasting lasagna I have ever had a pleasure to taste.
    Thank you so much!
    Neb Reply

    • Natasha
      February 20, 2019

      Ha ha! oh my!! I’m so glad you both loved the lasagna!! Reply

  • Thomas
    February 20, 2019

    Keep in mind, a good italian meat sauce and cheese sauce can be used many ways. If you don’t have Lasagna noodles, use bow-tie pasta and make a stovetop skillet lasagna. Or use elbows or shells and make a great beefaroni style dish even kids will like, also a stovetop skillet meal. And I am also quite sure this topping would go very well over spaghetti. Freezing well, Just think of all the quick italian style suppers you can make on the top of your stove when time is short. Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Thomas! Reply

  • Donna
    February 16, 2019

    I made this recipe for New Years day. Everyone just loved it. Thank
    you for sharing wonderful recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2019

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

  • Eva
    February 12, 2019

    Looks soooo good!!! I’m new to cooking so I’m wondering if I wanted to make it veggie, could I just omit the beef and follow the recipe using the mushroom marinara? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2019

      Hi Eva, I haven’t tried that but here is what one of our readers wrote “Switch out meat with any Vegan meat substitute. Beyond Meat has a good raw burger, sold in the meat department, that you could switch out for the ground beef.” I hope that helps! Reply

    • Marie Czarnecki
      February 18, 2019

      Eva, you can omit the beef, and add “TOFU” that is a good protein in place of meat. My daughter used to eat that, and use that, and my experience you can use “MUSHROOM MARINARA” why not do your thing to make your family and you happy. GOD BLESS. Reply

  • Rodney
    February 8, 2019

    I am making this right now… looks great and smells better so far! Momma will eat good tonight! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

      THat’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). Reply

  • Tawnya
    February 6, 2019

    I made this recipe for dinner last night and it was a hit! I will definitely be making this again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2019

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

    • Kristin
      February 12, 2019

      What red wine do you use? I always have beef broth in the pantry but feel like trying this with the red wine.

      TIA Reply

      • Natasha
        February 12, 2019

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

  • Natalie
    January 24, 2019

    This is a great recipe!!..definitely will make again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Reply

  • Jon Fleury
    January 24, 2019

    Natasha, your lasagna recipe WORKS Guuurrrrrreat, a newest family fave. I’d show pics, cept it starts disappearing nearly as soon as we pull it from the oven, this is batch #3, and many to follow, freezes well, though leftoerse are but a dish (leftoers prolly better).
    Jon F Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2019

      Hi Jon! That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Ron Tucker
    January 19, 2019

    My wife took a fancy to that deep casserole dish, were did you buy that at ? Reply

    • Natasha
      January 19, 2019

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

  • denis brassard
    January 19, 2019

    Only 1/4 cup red wine ..it’s look more in the video! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2019

      1/4 cup is right! 🙂 Reply

  • Nahla Bakry
    January 14, 2019

    I ended up getting the regular lasagna noodles and your recipe was a big hit. I made it for Saturday but there was no left overs for Sunday so I made it again that day. The only thing that I added was ground cooked zucchini in the tomato sauce so kids would have their vegetables. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). Reply

  • Amanda
    January 12, 2019

    I printed this off and taped it to my fridge. It was so so so good. I had tried another recipe online and it was just okay but this was exactly what I was looking for in every way. The thing that makes lasagna stand out in flavor to me is the cheese mixture and this had just the right amount of creamy cheese in each bite. Thank you for sharing your recipe for a newbie cook to learn. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      You’re so welcome, Amanda! I’m so happy you loved this recipe! Reply

  • Helena
    January 12, 2019

    We’ve made this recipe twice already, and it’s the best lasagna ever! It’s not overly cheesy, and the meat sauce is great! Thank you, Natasha, for this recipe. 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for that amazing review!! Reply

  • Nahla
    January 12, 2019

    Hello Natasha,
    Thanks a lot for the recipe. I am wondering if I can use the no boil lasagna noodles. Your recipe is very simple but I am still lazy to boil the lasagna noodles 😅 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 12, 2019

      Hi Nahla, 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…” Reply

  • A
    January 3, 2019

    Really great flavor, but no idea how that amount of meat sauce was sufficient for everyone else’s 9×13 pans, because each layer of meat sauce for me ended up having to be see-through thin. DEFINITELY needs the meat sauce portion doubled if you like equal portions of cheese and meat. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 3, 2019

      Hi A, be careful since unless you have a really ultra deep dish pan, it will overflow the pan to double the meat sauce unless you are using an 11×13 pan in which case you would want to use more of everything. Reply

      • A
        January 3, 2019

        Odd. It is a 9×13 and semi-deep. Oh well. Flavor was fantastic, will play around with amounts for next time.

        Fabulous recipe otherwise! I look forward to making other recipes! Reply

  • Claudia
    January 1, 2019

    Love this lasagna it was perfect Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Reply

    • Shelly
      April 16, 2019

      If I make this with ground turkey instead of beef would I use chicken broth ? What would you suggest? Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 17, 2019

        Hi Shelly! I haven’t tried this with chicken broth, I assume it will alter the flavor a bit. If you experiment with that please let me know how you like the recipe. Reply

  • Kimberly Downes
    December 31, 2018

    This recipe looks absolutely amazing! Can you tell me what portion size your nutrition information refers to? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 31, 2018

      Hi Kimerbly, thank you! I hope you love the lasagna! I have the serving size for each recipe at the top of the print-friendly recipe card. The nutrition label holds the nutrition facts per serving. Reply

      • Kimberly
        January 1, 2019

        Thank, I had missed that! Reply

    • Kimberly
      January 1, 2019

      Thank, I had missed that! Reply

  • Irene
    December 29, 2018

    Very yummy recipe! Everyone that ate it loved it at dinner. I love the combo of different cheeses! Mmm and the higher beef fat content definately makes a difference! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 29, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). Reply

  • Healthy Kitchen 101
    December 27, 2018

    Your lasagna looks fabulous 😍😍😍 I guess I have to make one tonight xD
    – Natalie Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2018

      Sounds like the perfect dinner! I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Judy Bury
    December 26, 2018

    I made this lasagna for a recent family gathering. It was a huge hit! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2018

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

  • Olga
    December 22, 2018

    What kind of mozzarella cheese are you using for lasagna? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 22, 2018

      Hi Olga, we used shredded Mozzarella cheese 🙂 You can buy a block and shred it yourself or purchase shredded. Reply

  • Irina Rymar
    December 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    What happened to your other 3 cheese lasagna recipe. I always used it but never printed it out.
    Where can I find it? It’s not on your website anymore. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 17, 2018

      Hi Irina, this is that same lasagna recipe! 🙂 We simplified the process slightly and removed the milk which was causing the lasagna to be too loose and not slice as easily. I hope you love the lasagna! 🙂 Reply

  • Liz
    December 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I’m making this for Christmas dinner, but my family doesn’t like Cottage cheese, can I use cream cheese instead of cottage? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2018

      Hi Liz, I have heard from readers who used only ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese. I think that would work best to just double the ricotta or at least 1 1/2 times the ricotta. I hope you love this meat sauce lasagna! I Have not tried this with cream cheese and worry the texture wouldn’t be the same🙂 Reply

    • Myriam Drachman
      December 17, 2018

      Hi ! I replaced the cottage cheese for ricotta. It came out great ! Reply

      • Natasha
        December 17, 2018

        Thank you so much for sharing and I’m glad you enjoyed the lasagna! 🙂 Reply

  • Yvonne Seay
    December 15, 2018

    All your recipes sound amazing. Your videos are so informative and helpful too. Do you have a cookbook? I sure would LOVE one!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 15, 2018

      Hi Yvonne! You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful review! Stay tuned for cookbook details! 🙂 Reply

      • L
        January 25, 2019

        Me too, fingers crossed:) Reply

      • L
        January 25, 2019

        Hi Natasha
        I’m not a fan of beef, could we use turkey, pork or Italian sausage ?
        Thank you, Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 26, 2019

          That should work great! Reply

  • Kathy Paris
    December 15, 2018

    I would live to print this recipe Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 15, 2018

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

  • Galina Rabinovich
    December 14, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

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

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

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

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2018

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

  • Karen Mansi
    December 14, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

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

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2018

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

  • Lauren
    December 14, 2018

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

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2018

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

      • Lauren
        December 17, 2018

        Hi Natasha- as an update, I made this with double the ricotta instead of the cottage cheese and it came out great! My father, who loves lasagna, said it was the best he’s had- thanks for the great recipe! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 17, 2018

          That’s so great!! Thank you for sharing your experiment with us! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • JooJoo
    December 13, 2018

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

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

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