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slice of homemade lasagna with salad

The Best Homemade Lasagna

Sara Garska
The easiest homemade lasagna you'll ever make! The famous recipe from our family's Italian restaurant -- authentic, cheesy, and delicious!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 533 kcal


  • oven proof 9 X 14 pan (or slightly smaller)
  • large skillet
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon


Meat Mixture

  • 2 pounds Italian Sausage or half Italian Sausage and half ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 Tablespoons dried sweet basil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cans cans tomato sauce (16 ounce cans)

Cheese Mixture

  • 1 pound cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Other Ingredients

  • Lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese sliced or grated



  • Lay the uncooked lasagna noodle in a pan and cover with hot water.
    making lasagna noodles and sausage in pan
  • Preheat oven to 350°F

Meat Mixture

  • Crumble the meat into a large skillet and cook until done.
    making lasagna noodles and sausage in pan
  • Add dried spices and mix thoroughly
  • Add tomato sauce and stir into meat mixture.
    making meat sauce for lasagna
  • Turn off heat and allow to cool while you prepare cheese mixture
    making meat sauce for lasagna

Cheese Mixture

  • Mix cottage cheese, parsley, salt, eggs, and parmesan cheese together thoroughly
    ingredients for homemade lasagna filling in mixing bowl

Putting the lasagna together

  • Remove noodles from water. They should be still firm but softened somewhat. Lay on a plate nearby.
  • Spray the bottom of lasagna pan with nonstick spray or spread some olive oil around.
  • Lay three noodles lengthwise and one noodle diagonal.
    layering lasagna noodles in pan
  • Spread 1/4 of the cheese mixture on the noodles.
    layering cheese mixture in lasagna pan
  • Spread 1/4 of the meat mixture on top of the cheese.
  • Place a layer of mozzarella cheese over the meat.
    layering mozzarella slices on top of homemade lasagna
  • Repeat this 3 more times, ending with a mozzarella layer.
  • Put into the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 30 to 60 minutes before cutting.
    homemade lasagna hot in pan


Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.


Calories: 533kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 34gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 2235mgPotassium: 567mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 889IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 484mgIron: 2mg
Keyword lasagna, pasta, sausage
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