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Beef ‘n’ Sausage Lasagna

Here's a traditional lasagna with a dash of imagination. I make it different by using cream cheese and white cheddar. The layering is unusual, too, with meat on the bottom and cheese on top.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Set aside 1 cup spaghetti sauce; stir remaining sauce into meat mixture. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  • In a small saucepan, melt cream cheese over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Stir in cottage cheese, eggs and parsley.
  • Spread the meat sauce in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with 3 noodles, cheddar cheese, 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning and cream cheese mixture. Layer with remaining noodles and reserved spaghetti sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining Italian seasoning.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes more or until bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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  • AngieKropf
    Jul 13, 2017

    This lasagna is a favorite. I use the same ingredients but layer it like traditional lasagna. I have served it to company many times and people always rave and go for seconds. Highly recommend

  • angelampie
    Jun 18, 2013

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  • mzigrossi
    Sep 28, 2012

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  • jrktlp1974
    Jan 23, 2012

    I made this for my family. They all loved it even my 4 year old who is hard to please.

  • pajamaangel
    Sep 14, 2011

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  • daisey5
    Feb 2, 2010

    I used ground turkey and Italian turkey sausage and used no cook lasagna noodles. I also used 2% cheddar cheese and non fat cottage cheese and egg beaters to make the whole thing healther. It turned out very good and everyone liked it.

  • staceyenglish
    Mar 19, 2009

    LOL well now I read the recipe again and saw where I missed the mozzarella the first time around, I don't see why you couldn't use regular cheddar, I may do it that way since I have that on hand too! Sounds yummy and delicious.

  • staceyenglish
    Mar 19, 2009

    I want to try this recipe but think I will just use mozzarella, which I already have on hand.

  • gotdirtdbt
    Feb 13, 2009

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  • trudy145
    Jan 15, 2009

    That white cheddar is pretty expensive,can I substitute med. cheddar?Trudy