Lasagna Recipe

Steve Legato


  • 1 pound ground/minced beef
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 7 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 pound dry lasagna noodles
  • 2 pounds cottage cheese or ricotta
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella

Lasagna is amazing. It’s basically a mechanism to eat massive quantities of meat and cheese, which means that it has to be delicious. If meat isn’t your thing, you can easily substitute vegetables, tofu, or textured vegetable protein. Or put in more cheese! You can never go wrong with more cheese. The nice part about this version is you don’t even have to boil the noodles. You just put it together and leave it in the fridge for a few hours. That’s my speed.

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Crumble the beef and sausage into a large frying pan and cook over medium heat, breaking apart any large pieces, for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain off the fat and stir in the marinara sauce. Spoon a little of the sauce into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and spread it around to cover the bottom. (This is just to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the dish.)

Arrange a layer of uncooked noodles over the sauce and top with 1/3 of the remaining sauce. Spread one half of the cottage cheese over the sauce and top with 1/3 of the mozzarella. Add another layer of noodles, sauce, cottage cheese, and mozzarella. Add a final layer of noodles, sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Cover the pan with aluminum foil coated with cooking spray and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the lasagna for 1 hour or until heated through (insert a knife blade in the center, remove, and then touch the blade to test how hot the lasagna is in the center). Remove the aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is lightly browned. Serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

873 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 337g 519%
  • Carbs 522g 174%
  • Saturated 139g 695%
  • Fiber 48g 191%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 143g
  • Monounsaturated 121g
  • Polyunsaturated 36g
  • Protein 448g 896%
  • Cholesterol 1,176mg 392%
  • Sodium 17,556mg 731%
  • Calcium 3,750mg 375%
  • Magnesium 894mg 223%
  • Potassium 11,030mg 315%
  • Iron 38mg 210%
  • Zinc 59mg 396%
  • Phosphorus 6,142mg 877%
  • Vitamin A 1,756µg 195%
  • Vitamin C 46mg 77%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 278%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 6mg 334%
  • Niacin (B3) 118mg 592%
  • Vitamin B6 8mg 418%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 512µg 128%
  • Vitamin B12 29µg 476%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 47mg 236%
  • Vitamin K 274µg 343%
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