Creamy Beef Lasagna Recipe
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Creamy Beef Lasagna Recipe

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The creamy Stroganoff-like filling in this distinctive lasagna makes it a stick-to-your-ribs entree. My family loves the delicious taste, and I appreciate that it's inexpensive to fix. -Jane Frawley, Charles Town, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 18 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 403 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, onion, sugar, salt, Worcestershire sauce and garlic salt. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and milk until smooth.
  2. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer a fourth of the meat sauce, six noodles and a third of cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining meat sauce.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Beef Lasagna in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p27

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"This is really good, I've made it many times. It's nice to make when I want lasagna but don't have ricotta or mozzarella cheese. Not sure about the "nastiest thing I ever put in my mouth" comment, to each their own I guess."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"This is the NASTIEST thing i ever put in my mouth.! It cost me $15.00 to make.! I really wish I could get my money back.! Don't you people try these recipes before you put them on the site or in the magazine.? Disgusted.....! DO NOT MAKE THIS ONE.!"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"I have made this recipe many many times and its one of our favorite lasagnas! I love using it because it is so easy to throw together and the cream cheese instead of ricotta is a nice twist and make it sooo creamy! I do at times add extra seasonings to the meat mixture and cheese mixture. I normally half the recipe for just the two of us. When I make the full recipe I add only 1 lb of meat, its plenty. I also like my lasagnas very saucy, so I add in a can of diced tomatoes with the tomato sauce. This is so easy to cut calories by using ground turkey, reduced fat cream cheese, fat free sour cream and skim milk, and it still tastes like the full fat version! Excellent recipe!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"I have been making this for MANY years! It is an absolute favorite in our home. :)"

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"I increased the hamberger meat to 3lbs, but still fell short while layering. There just wasn't enough to spread around. I also increased the cream cheese to 3 (8 oz) pkg's, but didn't increase the sour cream or milk. Our servings were totally unappealing, as it looked like a bowl of mush."

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