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Barbecue Lasagna Recipe

Barbecue Lasagna Recipe

This hearty dish is a nice change of pace from more traditional lasagna. The barbecue flavor is fantastic!—Hazel Selle, Hartford, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. For barbecue sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the next 13 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Spread about 1/4 cup barbecue sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles and half of the beef. Spread with half of the remaining barbecue sauce; sprinkle with half of the mozzarella, cheddar and Colby cheeses. Repeat layers.
  • 3. Combine cottage cheese and egg; spoon evenly over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 527 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 1,167 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Reviews for Barbecue Lasagna

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"I absolutely love this lasagna and get rave reviews whenever I make it ; and I have adjusted the recipe slightly as the 1st time I made it I thought it was too dry. So I use: 1 1/2-2 cups ketchup, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 cup brown sugar. I also use 1.5 cups of cottage cheese for the topping."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"awesome. perfect for a unique 4th of july celebration. Everyone Loved it and went back for seconds. It is traditional for us each year to make now. My family looks forward to his and raves to their friends about this unusual dish."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"my kids love this lasagna!!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Way tooo sweet!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"I loved this dish! If you like sweet tasting barbecue you will enjoy this too. I added 1/3 cup cilantro for added flavor to the sauce mix. PERFECTION!"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"This recipe was not at all the different my family and I were looking for. Do not waste your time."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"I know the concept of BBQ and Italian together seems odd but this lasagna truly has an amazing flavor!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"This is definitely a twist on Lasagna. I am SO glad I tried it though my husband LOVED it SO much we almost ate the entire dish! All the spices and everything that go into making the BBQ sauce go together so well. I will definitely be making this often.... Thank you for the WONDERFUL idea!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Great for a change of pace....different favors than a regular Italian lasagna....better as leftovers....definitely will prepared again....enjoyed by everyone."

Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Great recipe! My husband loves this."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"Great recipe! Don't make this when you've got a craving for regular lasagna because it's totally different, but I was in the mood for something new so this fit the bill. It was even better the next day as leftovers."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"AMAZING!!! The only change I made was to use a can of tomato sauce instead of ketchup. Thanks for the recipe!!! My 3year old loved it!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2009

"This is yummy."

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