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Creamy Beef Lasagna Recipe

Creamy Beef Lasagna Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 403 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268870
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

"This lasagna turned out wonderful!! We loved it!!"

katierw80 User ID: 737453 242439
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."

MoreSandy User ID: 7484016 52422
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.!"

danielle_lyn User ID: 6139954 52420
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!"

mtzlfldt User ID: 4589391 203554
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

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

Kathie1026 User ID: 5631509 32138
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."

CGEL User ID: 6175608 77763
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"This is the Best Lasagna Ever!! It is very creamy and delicious! Always a special request from family! Highly Recommended!"

aimeechipps User ID: 4138072 77757
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"Soooooo good. I didn't change anything except I laid the lasagna noodles the right away-3 to a layer so I used 9. I think we would feel like it is too much pasta using 18. Will make again, I can't get enough of this!"

huntinmama8 User ID: 4044631 26845
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"Terriffic I use ground venison"

gleavco User ID: 1597800 75220
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Very good but a bit too rich for me. I would cut back on the cream cheese next time."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 22746
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"A nice change from traditional lasagna. If you love cream cheese, you will like this recipe. Delicious!"

gillettcookie User ID: 3422974 40751
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"I didn't change a thing! I love the fact that it doesn't use Ricotta cheese as I don't always have that on hand when the mood strikes for lasagna. Very good, and easy to make. It will be the only way for this family's lasagna fix from now on! Thanks for submitting such a great recipe!"

cwbuff User ID: 441425 69499
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"Liked this a lot. I upped the cream cheese to 3 (8 oz) pkgs, the sour cream to 1 1/2 cups, and the milk to 1/2 cup as I thought it a little dry. Also, I merged it with another recipe I had for "overnight lasagna" where you make it the night before and let it sit in the fridge till you bake it the next day - very good!"

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