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 42g 65%
  • Carbs 65g 22%
  • Saturated 17g 87%
  • Fiber 6g 24%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 15g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 56g 112%
  • Cholesterol 147mg 49%
  • Sodium 2,194mg 91%
  • Calcium 469mg 47%
  • Magnesium 112mg 28%
  • Potassium 1,379mg 39%
  • Iron 5mg 26%
  • Zinc 7mg 50%
  • Phosphorus 768mg 110%
  • Vitamin A 220µg 24%
  • Vitamin C 6mg 10%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 35%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 42%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 74%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 52%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 64µg 16%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 59%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 30%
  • Vitamin K 34µg 43%
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