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White Sauce Lasagna Recipe

White Sauce Lasagna Recipe

I love to cook—and I love this recipe! Its one-of-a-kind taste is a delicious change of pace from "regular" lasagna.—James Hospodka, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing YIELD:14-16 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 7 ounces shredded Gouda cheese
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 12 ounces sliced or 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic. Cook for 1 minute or until garlic is tender; drain. Stir in the cream, cream cheese, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cook and stir over low heat until blended.
  • 2. Gradually add cheddar and Gouda cheeses, stirring until cheese is melted; remove from heat. Combine cottage cheese and egg; set aside.
  • 3. Layer half of the lasagna noodles in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the meat sauce, half of the cottage cheese mixture and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients.
  • 4. Bake at 375°, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 14-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 329 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for White Sauce Lasagna

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 47145
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"This lasagna is delicious! Although I omit the Gouda cheese whenever I make it, the sauce is still wonderfully cheesy. One of my family's favorite ways to enjoy ground beef!"

vinceandmia User ID: 3969936 17276
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"This was delicious and easy but next time I think I would try to decrease at least some of the cheese and other fat because it was incredibly rich. Nice for a crowd though--tasty and filling and little goes a long way."

hmast User ID: 3062879 74226
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2009

"If you add the 1 lb. of Italian sausage - add and additional cup of cottage cheese and mozzarella and make 3 layers."

hmast User ID: 3062879 19045
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2009

"If you like meat I added 1 lb. of Italian sausage to recipe. Also, added 8 - 10 oz. of fresh sliced mushrooms. Delicious."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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