Beef Lasagne Recipe
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Beef Lasagne Recipe

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This recipe is one of my mom's specialties. It's a hearty main dish that gets requested time and time again. The from-scratch sauce makes each cheesy slice extra flavorful and softer-textured than other versions. —Kim Orr, West Grove, Pennsylvania
Featured In: Mom's Best Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 to 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the water, tomato sauce and paste, soup mix, oregano, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles and a third of the cottage cheese, mozzarella, meat sauce and Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Lasagna in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p35

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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ellimaye1 User ID: 1179808 232534
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"It was ok. I would try a different recipe next time. I added the full envelope of onion soup mix; perhaps it would taste better with less."

spronovo User ID: 3118526 224663
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"This was very good, even better warmed up as leftovers. Didn't change a thing."

Hush User ID: 177323 214470
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"I wonder how much sodium is in a serving? Onion soup mix is very high in sodium as is cheese."

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 30099
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"This is pretty good in my opinion. Everyone in the family loves it. It's my husband's request when he comes home from a week of travelling and craves home cooking."

Sel1980 User ID: 7582599 92350
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"This was delicious. I used buffalo meat, which worked out well. I, too, ran short of sauce, but just loaded up on the cheese and used one less layer of noodles and it did not seem to make a difference. My husband loved it. It is a very easy recipe to follow as well and does not take too long to make."

amypee User ID: 6378581 35544
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"As a lasagne lover this one works perfectly for my family and for me. It's easy and tasty and freezes beautifully. Thanks for sharing!"

ranforever User ID: 6434204 72018
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"I made this for my 2 boys and we all LOVED it!! This will definitely become part of our routine!! AMAZINGLY good!!"

babygirl777 User ID: 3592029 31489
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"I found this recipe several years ago and have used it dozens of times. This is our favorite lasagna recipe."

aleks2191 User ID: 6178382 31488
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"Tried this recipe once almost a year ago & kept on using it ever since. Only problem was that I ran a little short on the sauce. Either way it's absolutely delicious & everyone who has tried it loved it!"

ChelleLeigh1917 User ID: 5740545 46494
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"I first found this recipe years ago in the magazine. It's been my lasagna recipe ever since. I have adapted it a bit for my personal tastes. I don't like cottage cheese, so I don't use it. Still it's such an excellent recipe."

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