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Traditional Lasagna Recipe

Traditional Lasagna Recipe

My family first tasted this rich, classic lasagna at a friend's home on Christmas Eve. We were so impressed that it became our own holiday tradition as well. I also prepare it other times of the year. It's requested often by my sister's Italian in-laws—I consider that the highest compliment! —Lorri Foockle, Granville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + simmering Bake: 70 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) 4% small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 6 slices provolone cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided


  • 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and crumble beef and sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add next seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add parsley; stir in cottage cheese, ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles, provolone cheese, 2 cups cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup mozzarella, three noodles, 2 cups meat sauce, remaining cottage cheese mixture and 1 cup mozzarella. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella (dish will be full).
  • 4. Cover; bake 50 minutes. Uncover; bake until heated through, 20 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 503 calories, 27g fat (13g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 1208mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

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BratFace99 User ID: 6328482 271688
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"This is hands down the best lasagna recipe I have ever tried. My husband and sons both loved it! The recipe was very simple and I was worried that it would not be very flavorful, but this was perfect. The sauce was amazing and the cheese mixture was fantastic. Many lasagna recipes turn out very runny, but the cheese mixture in this was just right. I used the lasagna noodles that don't require cooking and made sure to allow the lasagna to sit on the counter for 15 minutes before cutting. This will now be our lasagna recipe from now on! Thank you for sharing Lorri!"

Tracy211 User ID: 6337690 269300
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2017

"I don't usually write reviews but I just had to! I did add a cup of Cabernet red wine to the sauce but other than that kept to the recipe! My husband isn't much on pasta but he RAVED about this lasagna on the 3 bite and went back for seconds! It was truly delicious! I think I will make it for our family Christmas this year."

wolfc User ID: 1644640 269093
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

"Look no further, by far the best lasagna recipe. easy and delicious."

NurseHezz User ID: 8522543 265218
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2017

"This is, truly, a 5-star recipe! The best lasagna that I have ever eaten! The only tweak that I made was substituting seasoning salt for regular salt. Besides that, I followed it to a "T" . The whole family raved about it. Thanks for another winner :)"

2124arizona User ID: 845443 264758
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2017

"This is wonderful. The addition of provolone cheese make it."

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 264152
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"Yes, must agree. One of the best I have ever tried! Did leave out the cottage cheese , though. Added extra ricotta instead. Delicious!"

rolorocko25 User ID: 8103226 260627
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"Love, love, love this recipe!! It is so delicious, everyone raves over it. Will never make another lasagna recipe....ever!"

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 259960
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"One of the best lasagna's I've had. I changed the beef and pork to only italian sausage. It was delicious!"

Trance User ID: 8971985 259145
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"This will be my go to lasagna from now on. Perfect! Served it Christmas Eve to rave reviews from family and friends."

schamberlain User ID: 8299832 258821
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"This has to be the best lasagna i have ever had. Only thing i changed is i used 1lb hot Italian sausage and 1/2lb gr beef. Amazing flavors. I love the provolone in this. This is my first time not popping a jar for the sauce and i will never go back. Thank you for sharing this recipe"

patricia diane User ID: 3271139 258724
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"Pat Milo try it with real mozzarella and ricotta. cottage cheese cannot compare. you can leave out the meat. we like it without meat."

Bjctlc1492 User ID: 973233 258698
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"Made this last week, it was the best lasagna I have ever made! So said hubby. Only changes I made was to use Italian sausage instead of the pork, and no boil noodles. I did add about a cup of water to the sauce to provide enough moisture for the noodles. The recipe is a keeper! Yes, it takes longer to cook, but so worth the effort!"

hiseascanvas User ID: 8272815 258694
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

"Emily and graysmommy it might not be a bad idea to stick with take out if you can't make this delicious lasagna"

Donna User ID: 9001245 258672
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

"Made this yesterday. I used 24 oz. pasta sauce with basil instead of plain tomato sauce. I also added 1t oregano. Used non-boil lasagna. Assembled everything a day ahead and cooked it 50 minutes and refrigerated it (covered tightly). The next day, I warmed it 20 minutes at 250 and 10 minutes at 350 until the edges bubbled a bit. It was a huge hit. Next time I will use real mozzarella cheese and shred it myself, but this time I didn't have the energy for that. I think it will make it a 6 star if it has real cheese instead of the prepacked shredded cheese, which has fillers. This photo is a bit deceptive. My pan was filled to the top."

catmcdonald User ID: 8250224 258626
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"Made this today for all of my family..Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe?"

7833louis User ID: 1040763 258542
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"I have been making this recipe for years, year-round. It can't be beat. When I don't have ricotta it's still wonderful."

MarshaMarsha2 User ID: 6804896 258325
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016 Edited Jan. 1, 2017

"Finally I have an amazing lasagna recipe. Made this just recently and everyone raved. I had leftovers the next day and it even tasted better. And Emily I'm sorry but you had to do something wrong to give it negative reviews."

Emily User ID: 8982151 257829
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2016

"This is a disaster too long cooking waste of time and money."

kate User ID: 8976551 257410
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2016

"I can't wait for Christmas! I will surely prepare this lasagna for dinner with the use of bentilia to substitute the noddles used for healthier Christmas eve dinner, and of course to enjoy the dinner without hearing the kids complain."

Beverlyjeanne User ID: 8201609 257354
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016

"Can this dish be made the night before??"

kjh34 User ID: 7299128 255669
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"Really great traditional recipe! Exactly what you need when you want a true down home Lasagna recipe!"

tohmtncook User ID: 1885338 253884
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"This is my go-to lasagna. I really like the sauce. I use mild Italian sausage instead of bulk pork sausage and usually make a double recipe. I save the extra to use on spaghetti. It's a great recipe for entertaining. I make all the components ahead and just assemble and bake."

KatrinaBurks User ID: 8394757 253481
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"I make mine the same way you do only I don't use any ricotta cheese, it makes it to dry for my taste."

jpcoltersf User ID: 8905049 252950
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016

"This is a very good recipe but I've now made it several times with and without the sausage and we think it's better without the sausage since it's less greasy. I just add a little of the traditional, sausage spices to the grind beef and increase the ground beef (lean) proportionately. We make it about nice a month these day, sometimes more often in winter."

Summy User ID: 1386846 251889
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"I was using a different lasagna recipe on this site, but having tried this one, there's no going back. I made it exactly as stated, but I used mild Italian sausages (out of their casings) and a full package of SMOKED provolone. This was one decadent, cheesy, saucy, meaty lasagna. Best ever."

ch29920138 User ID: 8422125 251704
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2016

"My first time making lasagna. I followed the recipe except I used store bought spaghetti sauce. My family really enjoyed this dish."

tsrman User ID: 8866452 248521
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"How do you freeze this, cooked or uncooked.????"

iamnotagolem User ID: 3147791 247512
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"Always a hit with this recipe. It also freezes well."

Katydidd76 User ID: 6995720 245137
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"I've made this lasagna several times now. Love it! Last night I served it to my dinner guests, and even the person who said he HATED lasagna ate a great big helping. This really does make a lot, so I suggest that you use a nice deep lasagna pan. I made some simple additions to suit our tastes: a half cup of diced onions sauteed with the meat, a 10 ounce jar of sliced mushrooms (drained), and I increased the sausage to one pound. I also increased the tomato sauce to 30 ounces. Extra mozzarella on every layer. Perfecto! Helpful hints: Add the top layer of cheese after you uncover the lasagna so it doesn't stick to the foil. And in response to several questions about the sausage, recommendations are to use ground Italian sausage, NOT pork breakfast sausage or sausage links. I made the mistake of using pork breakfast sausage the first time I made this and the taste totally overwhelmed it. Yikes"

YesICook52 User ID: 8793555 244941
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"I absolutely Love it!!!! Ive made this the first time with beef and mild italian sausage, this time i used ground turkey and mild italian sausage i actuallu think i liked it better this time(and i normally Hate ground turkey) I did tweek it though. Instead of mozzarella and provolone I use a 5 or 6 cheese Italian blend. I also use sharp, Jack and Colby. I use 15 ounces of ricotta and two eggs instead of three. Today I added a little chicken broth to loosen it up a bit. It wasn't soupy!!!! The seasonings I changed up a bit too, in addition to Italian I used a complete sazon seasoning, and adobo. CLassico traditional sause and diced tomatoes with oregano and Basil. I Sauteed garlic and shallots. I love love love the cottage cheese, it gives the ricotta a little kick. I must now use that cheese mixture in some homemade ravioli!!!!!! Yummmm"

Busy_Mommy2 User ID: 8793130 244912
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

"Okay so I substituted garlic for the powder. And also the beef for ground turkey and instead of spicy sausage I used mild and it was great well the meat sauce. I have my lasagna in the ovenext right now but I'm sure it'll be great. :)"

johnn.mark User ID: 8771522 243876
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"Very good Lasagna, I used ground turkey instead of hamburger and could not tell the difference. I missed the ricotta cheese but the recipe was quite good without it. My 9x13 pan was full without the ricotta. I also had 2 cups of extra sauce left over."

AmberC123 User ID: 8723228 242844
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"This lasagna is really yummy, I substituted spicy Italian sausage and a bottle of garlic meat tomato sauce instead of plain tomato sauce. As well as Italian flavored tomato paste since I dont have Italian seasoning. One thing that I blundered on was the garlic. Ive never cooked with garlic before so I accidently put 2 whole garlic bulbs instead of 2 cloves so it was very garlicy. Still yummy though and would be 10x better with the recipe amount. Im on my mobile and the star selection is acting up so in case it doesnt say this- 5 stars for this lasagna!"

Slbubbles User ID: 8638957 241913
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Made this for my son's soccer team, and again for a dinner party with my husband's work colleagues, and both times I received rave reviews for this dish. Even my picky 9-year old loved this lasagna. This will be my go-to recipe for lasagna!"

bh15510 User ID: 4014503 241475
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"This is the best lasagna I have ever eaten. It took a little time to put together but it was worth every minute to assemble"

[email protected] User ID: 7064355 240766
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"This recipe is very good added a few ingredients to this recipe, I added 1/4 cup of fried fennel, 1/2 cup of caramelized onion, a pound if fried muhrooms and some extra virgin Olive oil and 2 14 oz cans of fire roasted dice tomatoes, I only used one small can of tomato paste

Turned out excellent with a very zesty taste to the sauce -----YUM"

pablambert User ID: 8671247 239935
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"I made this for my husband's birthday, and the family loved it. My sons-in-law wanted seconds and some to take home. I made two recipes worth so that I could do that. I'm thankful that the note said that the pan would be "full"; I was concerned, but it fit and there was no boil over. I especially enjoyed the layer of provolone cheese; that was something I had not seen in any other recipe."

kcd2992 User ID: 8443589 237479
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"This recipe is very similar to one called "My Famous Cheesy, Heavy-duty Lasagna". The one difference is the meat. I used 1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck and 1/4 lb. bulk Italian pork sausage with 1/2 diced onion added to the meats then drained off the grease. I also used 3-16oz cans Hunts tomato sauce and 1 6oz. can tomato paste. I used 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning and 1/2 tsp. salt. For the cheese I used a 16 oz. block of mozzarella-shredded by hand instead of the 12 oz. in the recipe. I also added a pkg. of Kraft Italian 5-cheese finely grated to the top when it is uncovered. I baked at 350 degrees for 60 minutes, then uncovered and baked 15 minutes more with the added cheese. This is a very good lasagna recipe, but be sure to bake in a lasagna pan as it does not fit into a 13 X 9 pan!"

Lysappleberry User ID: 8614276 237217
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"My husband made this Lasagna last night and it was SO delicious and by far the best lasagna we have ever eaten - other recipes don't even come close! We have 3 young children who all raved over it and our daughter even brought some to school in her thermos for lunch. It made plenty for a family of 5 - still have a few pieces left over but they won't make it till the end of the day! My husband ate 3 pieces for dinner on his own! Grab some Italian bread and make this recipe - you'll be so happy you did! 10 YUMMY STARS!!!! :)"

bmferry13 User ID: 8611425 237076
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"I am a terrible cook and I found this to be easy and delicious! I would definitely recommend it!"

Momof4c User ID: 8218942 236342
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"Best I ever made or ate."

DawnLockhart User ID: 3466471 236259
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"Made it for Canada Day - my guests loved it!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 235217
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"I had doubts that this was going to turn out because the sauce ended up very thick. It was almost like a paste, and I wasn't even able to simmer it for the whole hour because I was afraid it was going to burn. However, the lasagna still tasted excellent even with the very thick sauce. I think the next time, I will maybe use a can of diced tomatoes in place of one of the cans of sauce. Also, I would wait to add the last layer of mozzarella cheese until after you uncover it, because most of the top layer of cheese ended up on the foil when I removed it. I also used the no-cook noodles for this, and they came out great!"

dmj328 User ID: 8575479 235047
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"This is the best lasagna I have ever had! I use the no cook noodles and it's great !"

preciousladie User ID: 8572696 234949
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"I hadn't made lasagna in a very long time so I decided to look up a recipe. I tried this one and it came out excellent. Based on the other reviews, I did add 2 lbs of meat (I used ground turkey instead of beef) instead of 1lb. and therefore used twice the amount of tomato sauce to compensate for the extra meat. I also used a deeper pan and made 3 layers instead of two. Everyone thought it was delicious and I will definitely make it again. Thanks!"

thecockycooker User ID: 8527663 232374
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"I've been making this recipe for years & i always get request for the recipe. I found a cheese maker that makes extra sharp provolone cheese.If you can find it it's well worth using in this recipe. It gives it sharper bite & tang you don't get with regular provolone"

GStaelens User ID: 1765741 231267
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015


Pauline49 User ID: 8338325 230688
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Best ever! Pauline, Nova Scotia"

ShariLeighR User ID: 8416013 227936
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"Made this for my date this weekend and it was amazing. He doesn't eat red meat so I replaced the ground beef with Morning Star Crumbles and replaced the pork sausage with Morningstar Farms Original Sausage. Bought all Horizon cheeses and made it completely 'humane' (animals used in recipe were organically fed, free range, and humanely slaughtered). It was delicious!!!"

poppadude User ID: 8368591 227222
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"EX !!!!!."

Tmjustsayin User ID: 8379288 226487
Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"YUM! Perfect recipe! Thank you! This was my first lasanga attempt! Your recipe was flawless!"

K4yl3n3 User ID: 6994922 225196
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"Best lasagna ever!"

raych32 User ID: 1013655 224867
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"This is hands down, the best lasagna I've ever tried. My family is crazy about it. Wonderful recipe!!"

Vick428 User ID: 7816493 224726
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"Made this for the first time tonight and loved it with a few changes. Made the meat my own way; adding onions, peppers and garlic to the meat and sausage mix and instead of tomato sauce and paste, I used a large jar of my favorite spaghetti sauce, which cut down the prep time. The rest I followed exactly. I let it rest for about 1 hour, before cutting into it and just reheated pieces in the microwave. This was a real hit at my home and I had plenty left over for the next day. Definitely will be making this again and may try adding hard boiled eggs to the meat this time."

Owoodard User ID: 8310294 223653
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2015

"This lasagna was awesome if you are a cheese lover this is the recipe for you. I added chopped onion and mushrooms in and let them saute with the meat because I like more than just meat in my sauce and the flavor was to die for! Hands down best lasagna I have ever made:)"

Daphene User ID: 8309520 223621
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"I've made at least 50 different versions of lasagna, this is hands down, the best by far. I followed the recipe."

brendamckenzie User ID: 6915648 223556
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"Yummy!!! My family requests this at least once a month if not twice. Love it!"

DJ2Fan User ID: 6713910 220440
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"This is by far the best lasagna I have ever made, and quite possibly the best I've ever eaten (restaurants included!) One thing I really like about the recipe is the step-by-step layering directions. They make it very easy to put this delicious dish together!"

graysmommy09 User ID: 8208755 217631
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Horrible recipe. I am actually quite surprised it turned out so horribly. I spent $30 on all the ingredients and almost knew it would turn out amazing due to all the great reviews and five star rating. There was not nearly enough sauce to call it lasagna. The flavors were way too strong and the pork sausage was the wrong choice. There was also not enough lasagna noodles in this recipe. So many things I didn't like about this dish. What a waste of food and time. Don't waste your time."

pharm1640 User ID: 1008559 217529
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"This is absolutely delicious. Only change I did was use half cottage cheese and half ricotta of the total 32 ounces of both."

Katgen User ID: 1799727 217360
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"wonderful lasagna, I too used oven ready lasagna perfect!"

LYNNEBO User ID: 4805002 217358
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015


dipotts User ID: 6845780 217253
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"This was easy to make and SO's a keeper !"

amycello User ID: 6253745 217223
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"I must say, I was surprised how well this turned out. Every lasagna recipe I've ever tried always came out on the flavorless side, but this recipe did not. Everyone was surprised that there was cottage cheese in the lasagna, which I feel helps the taste. Granted, I had to adjust the ingredients a little since a person in my family has sensitivities to what is in Italian seasoning, but a pepper and onion sausage and a little extra salt and sugar did the trick with the sauce.

Definitely a keeper."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 216145
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Oh my gosh, is this good! Love the layer of provolone! And this is the first time I made lasagna with both cottage and ricotta cheese. I added a little more ricotta than the recipe calls for, and it turned out sooooooo good! This is my new lasagna recipe!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 214163
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"There were 8 of us for dinner and we finished the entire pan! DH asked if we could make it again in January. We used sweet italian sausage, a 29 oz can of tomato sauce, and an additional 15 oz can of diced tomatoes. We did have some sauce that wouldn't fit in the pan, however, so the extra sauce and tomatoes were probably not necessary. We'll probably do it as written next time."

asmith User ID: 1988050 32135
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"My picky husband rated this an 8 out of 10, and this says a lot! Based on the reviews, I added a can of diced tomatoes with its juice; it was perfect!"

NicoleAnn User ID: 1697268 38907
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"This was fantastic! I didnt add any salt, but other than that, I didn't change a thing."

MAH1103 User ID: 4834093 38906
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Super salty. Next time I will not add the salt the recipe calls for and I'll also use "no salt added" tomato sauce and paste. I think minus the over salty taste this would be really good."

LMW238 User ID: 5489521 84879
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"It's still in the oven, but am I the only one who thought there wasn't enough meat mixture in one cup to cover the bottom of the 9x13 baking dish?"

Wrsmith49 User ID: 7945483 73430
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"I liked this recipe and would have given it a 5-star rating, but the meat sauce was too dry. I added a cup of beef broth during the last half hour and it was fine."

Z_Diner User ID: 7599130 77173
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"THE best lasagna I've ever made or eaten! A perfect 10 from the whole family :)"

cimgraph User ID: 4094097 32134
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"I've been making lasagna for over 40 years for my family, but decided to update the taste and ran across this recipe in Taste of Home a couple years ago. I use this recipe exclusively now. It's very meaty with the beef and pork and that is the best combination. The seasoning and combination of cheeses is perfect. I had my doubts about the use of cottage cheese, but it cooks down so there are no curds and keeps the lasagna from drying out. I made this a number of times and it comes out perfect every time. I call that foolproof!!"

158325 User ID: 7158972 30175
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"My husband and I really loved this lasagna. The only change I will make is to cut down on the cheese."

palmerx03 User ID: 7920429 26838
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"I usually go with jar sauce to save time, but wanted to make an extra special dinner for family staying with me. This recipe was awesome, so good, they could not stop bragging. Thank you Taste of Home!"

ferryal User ID: 3337544 52418
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014 Edited Aug. 30, 2014

"Made this for dinner last night; I must say one of the Best lasagna I have ever had or made. Followed the recipe, with few changes; added 2/3 cup red wine to the sauce to make it a little more saucier and used no cook lasagna noodles. The second time I made it, had my in laws visiting so made it the day before and took it out of the fridge 4 hours before baking, still as AWESOME as the first time & using the no cook lasagna noodles. This is a keeper in my recipe book.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with all of us.

diandrew77 User ID: 7505915 38894
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2014

"Made this for dinner tonight.... It was awesome!!!!"

moxy49 User ID: 7791937 75216
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"I have a question do you remove the skins from the sausages or cook them whole or cut up"

eafrye7 User ID: 5848173 26834
Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"Loved it! My boyfriend said it was the best lasagna he's ever had and that's saying something!"

dollargirl User ID: 939213 203551
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"I've made this delicious recipe before and am going to try making five trays of it this weekend for a big gathering. This time I'm going to try oven-ready lasagna noodles to save time. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will work. Has anyone else tried these noodles?"

dvierzen User ID: 7402990 92221
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"My family loved this lasagna! So so so good!!"

Domo2013 User ID: 7505037 52398
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Best lasagna in the world!"

Ranae-Ruckstuhl User ID: 7744231 38886
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"I just followed the recipe as given and it was a big hit. I might try a little more of the meat sauce next time."

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 22740
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014


Bajaspeed User ID: 6369857 75090
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"I used 2 lbs of hamburger, 1 lb of Italian sausage and added an additional 15 oz. of tomato sauce. My family loved it, in fact my husband said this is the best dish ever! Will definitely make it again."

formultiples User ID: 2988422 77724
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"I am coming back online again to get this recipe. I have tried other recipes over the years but always come back to this one when I am having company and want my lasagna to taste just right!"

Laurenfish122 User ID: 7666834 84878
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"Just began creating this dish, I've never made lasagna by myself before so I'm hoping my dad and younger sisters enjoy this for dinner tonight! (Did not have cottage cheese so I doubled up on ricotta... Also did not have provolone :( hopefully it's still good!)"

Lorrieannrunge User ID: 7367313 26832
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"I too have tried for years to get the perfect lasagna. I found this one last winter and have been making it exactly as it says since. I printed it off and laminated it. I have been asked many times to share it. I always have some in the freezer now. It is so easy to freeze. I wait until the next day and cut it to portion sizes and wrap them individual in saran and then place them in a ziplock bag in freezer. I often share these portions with seniors and shut-ins."

vbag User ID: 1135425 77693
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"The ricotta cheese is what makes this dish so fantastic. I love to add additional shredded cheese, however, on the top! Delicious. This also freezes well."

melsh User ID: 7596695 40748
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"I first tried this recipe from my Taste of Home cookbook a few years back. It has become a family favorite!! It really is easy to make and has such great flavor. I make it a few times during the year. especially during the cold winter months. I've also tried it with jar sauce but It's just not the same I've also used my own homemade sauce from cooking down tomatoes which is to die for!!! I loaned my cookbook to my SIL and have not gotten it back yet so I'm so glad it's included in the online recipes. My husband has been craving "the best lasagna ever" as he calls it. he's so right. definitely a 5 star recipe"

mustang5 User ID: 4015624 92220
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"After 44 years of trying to make my husband happy with lasagna, I finally nailed it. I didnt make the sauce sunce Prego is our favorite ( I have made many home made sauces in my cooking career) and we always go back to Prego. It saves time in the kitchen. I used Asiago-Parmesan instead of just Pamesan. EXCELLENT"

mommamae User ID: 7326980 77149
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"I added some V-8 juice as needed to thin the sauce while it simmered for the hour. I added onion, green pepper, fresh mushrooms, bay leaf, extra garlic, and Italian seasoning. And towards the end of the hour, some fresh basil.To the layers I added one of fresh spinach. I am SO glad I found this recipe! I have made it twice, once with beef and sausage, and once with beef and plain ground pork. Both were awesome! Thank you for this recipe!"

aldar User ID: 6518085 38878
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"I made this for New Year's Day dinner and it was a hit! This will be my go to recipe for lasagna. I had Italian sausage so used that instead of the pork sausage and it turned out great."

linlin5050 User ID: 5587959 22739
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"easy to fix. The sauce had good flavor."

lnkdicson User ID: 7540030 77148
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"AWESOME. quick and easy and very filling. The taste is what made my family a lasagna lover."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 77077
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"I first made this recipe for a New Year's Day gathering of family & friends in 2010, & it was a hit with everyone! I substituted 4 cups of Ragu Traditional Spaghetti Sauce for the tomato sauce mixture in order to save time. I also occasionally substitute sliced or bulk pepperoni for the bulk pork sausage. We enjoy the variety of cheeses; I'd never seen that before. It's a favorite!"

dmkinsey User ID: 5897555 32133
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"I made this yesterday because my in-laws were coming, and everyone liked it a lot! I didn't change anything, except I used dried parsley instead of fresh (didn't have fresh). A definite keeper! Even my extremely picky 12-year-old cleaned her plate!"

hchambers User ID: 7140928 22679
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"This was a truly delicious lasagna. I used hot Italian sausage because my family likes a bit of kick in their meals, but there is really nothing I would change about this recipe. It is definitely a keeper."

SandraRama User ID: 7073299 40745
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"I am still in the process of making this so my star rating is not really fair. However, I am confused. I went out yesterday and carefully selected all of the ingredients. If you look at the ingredients list there is no mention of provolone; then when you get to step 3 you are supposed to layer with provolone. Provolone is similar to mozzarella, but the instructions call for provolone AND mozzarella. Note the recipe also calls for 1/2 c of Parmesan cheese. No where in the instructions is that ingredient mentioned. Finally, the sauce is to be simmered for one hour. Unless you want it burned, don't plan on that. It is very thick and I had to stop with nine minutes to go. Obviously this recipe was not kitchen-tested."

newenglandgirl User ID: 59145 52394
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"the best"

countrycoop User ID: 3233730 40743
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Best Lasagna Recipe that I have found."

christine868 User ID: 4389722 38840
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"By FAR the best lasagna I've ever eaten. The whole family loved it. Takes some time to make, but so worth it!"

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 73427
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Yep - as good as everyone says."

cookinggoddess User ID: 6134715 77692
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"Wow--delicious! Made it for a party everyone loved it!"

reevescr User ID: 2790666 77075
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"Awesome recipe. It is the only one I use now."

amyehoskins User ID: 7378866 52384
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"This was a great recipe!! It was easy to make and came out soooo good! Everyone loved it. Next time, I'll use hot sausage instead of sweet. The sauce was tasty and it was the perfect amount of ricotta. Definitely let the sauce cook for an hour or more; it makes a huge difference."

Lindy214 User ID: 2072966 77068
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"The very best! I used 1 1/2 # ground beef and 1/2 # sausage. Also added 1/2 c water and used 1/2 t garlic powder instead of cloves (not a garlic fan). No changes necessary...just my taste. My dinner guests agreed it's the best ever!!! Once cut, it stays in layers nicely, too."

cmw1961 User ID: 7096283 73426
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"Excellent! I cut out the sausage and used all ground beef. This turned out perfect!"

trocht7 User ID: 7196807 26791
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"Excellent recipe and easy to make. Shared it with 3 friends and they were amazed and said "This is what I call a real lasagna recipe". Of course I will continue making it. Thumbs up!"

GBSailor User ID: 6791074 38821
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Great Lasagna! I used home made noodles for this dish. Super flavor and not difficult to prepare. Will definitely have again."

KKirkhart User ID: 7136764 27649
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"I have not made this recipe but it sounds like a great way to make the cottage cheese mix in the lasagna. 5 stars for creativity. I can not wait to make it for my family."

lraccuia User ID: 6937424 26790
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"It is everything I want in a lasagna. Everyone in my family loves it."

kcrihfield89 User ID: 5121811 26789
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Sooo yummy... The sausage made for a wonderful flavor and I love how the sauce is simmered for an hour to get it nice and thick. A lot of lasagna turns out wet and runny. This one is perfect! Even my insanely picky husband liked it!"

Politronics User ID: 6356481 73424
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"I really enjoyed this recipe. I felt that that the combination of ingrediants were great, however, I was not happy with the sauce itself. I felt it was a little overwhelming and I am interested in other people's comments and suggestions about the sauce. I just felt it was a little too thick and too overpowering."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 26788
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"I made this for Christmas dinner & got so many compliments! The only change I made was I used 1 pound of Italian sausage & 1/2 pound of ground beef. So yummy! The leftovers didn't last long! You can't fail with this recipe. I made it the day before & let the flavors mingle overnight. Then baked it the next day."

HungryQuilter User ID: 5780467 52189
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"This was absolutely delicious! I added a touch of fine grated cheddar cheese with the mozzarella and used italian sausage. Served this dish for Christmas as everyone was tired of ham and turkey. My kids said this will be the new Christmas tradition at our house!!!"

naenae3301 User ID: 2061013 30150
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"This is my go-to recipe. I've been making it for years, and it's even my in-law family's favorite (and they are Sicilian Italian!). I usually do the beef/sausage combo, but I prefer just beef. I always try to use all fresh ingredients, including fresh mozzerella! Sometimes I will make it with just ricotta, but it's great both ways!"

cuatx User ID: 6171847 84877
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"I made this tonight for my family. My kids just loved it! I had to make it Gluten Free with the no boil Gluten Free noodles. I think next time I will only use ground beef though. Other than that, this is a great recipe!"

bayrack101 User ID: 1681548 92209
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"My go to lasagna dish. So good. No one has disliked it. Had to use all beef for some who can not eat pork and added saute onions."

Muki59 User ID: 6408052 38820
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"I have been making this recipe since it first came out in Taste of Home over a decade ago. The only changes I've made over the years is to use a mix of hot & sweet Italian sausage, plus I add about 1/4 jar prepared sauce to thin sauce just a bit. On occasion when I have extra fresh basil, I'll add with parsley to cheese/egg mixture. I always receive rave compliments with this dish. PS I make a double batch and freeze one for the future. No better recipe!!!"

jodand User ID: 3887658 27636
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"Best lasagna recipe I have found. I will definitely make this again."

LLN06L User ID: 5955899 26787
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2012

"This recipe is delicious! My whole family loved it!"

Karen.Buske User ID: 6777614 22678
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"Hello Lorri, thank you so much for such a wonderful, flavorful, and tasty lasagna. This is the best recipe. It's so good that I decided to make it for 150 people for my husbands "customer appreciation night". WOW, what was I thinking, Ha! The lasagna was a big hit but, I learned my lesson- if I don't have a double oven (which I don't) and have a couple of friends to help me I'll never attempt it again. I ended up making 8 pans, whew! But it was all good, thanks again!"

mamoonis User ID: 1665915 92201
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"Excellent! I used itaillan sausage and 50/50 ratio of cottage & ricotta. Everybody Loves!"

scarlet286 User ID: 1078473 27635
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2012

"This recipe is by far the best lasagna I've eatten, and I'm not much of a lasagna person. I made the recipe as-is the first time, and the second time, I tweaked it for a healthier version (no meat, so no simmering of the sauce ahead of time, reduced-fat ricotta cheese, reduced fat provolone, and a mix of 2% mozzarella and regular shredded mozzarella). It still tasted fantastic! Definitely making this again!"

kshea User ID: 2698812 27634
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"I add a few more seasonings, but this is excellent!"

picklesmom1 User ID: 4476239 69372
Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"I'm making it right now :D"

MelanaKenney User ID: 2450766 22636
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"The BEST lasagna I have ever had! I did use italian sausage instead of plain, but that was the only change I made. So good!"

skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 40741
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"This is my second rating of this recipe. This time, I left out the sausage and only used hamburger meat. I loved it this way and got many great comments too. I would have increased my star rating from 3 to 5 but website won't let me change my rating"

aleanak User ID: 692 38816
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"My husband loved this recipe. I have never used provolone in lasagna before. It was great. We have tried adding torn spinach as one of the layers, comes out great."

jeannem32 User ID: 3307107 26784
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"I used all ground beef instead of part pork sausage...and we loved it. Seems I've been a short order cook around here with picky requests from kids, but my seven and four year old oohed and ahhed over something this amazing. Made a batch for my in-laws who believed this was the best lasagna they've tasted. Completely worth the effort and extra time to put together. Will be making this again soon. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe."

[email protected] User ID: 1308566 38801
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"I loved this recipe, I think it may be my "go to" lasagna recipe from now on. I used 1 pound of pork sausage, dried parsley, and only simmered the pasta sauce for 30 minutes. I recommend using a lasagna pan for this recipe, as the 9x13 is too small."

[email protected] User ID: 3270862 77595
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"Everyone in my family loved this recipe!This is a keeper!"

Boujie User ID: 6534433 73412
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"This is VERY good! The only tweak I made, was to add minced onions and a bay leaf to the meat sauce. Perfection!"

Heather224 User ID: 6253445 32132
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"We LOVED this recipe. It turned out beautiful. The only thing I did different was I didn't simmer the sauce for 60min instead I simmered it for 30min. Also during the browning process I only did it for 15min instead of 20. I'm planning on making this for my parents this weekend. Thanks so much for the recipe."

JazLoveCakes User ID: 5989417 84875
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"Simply delicious! Everyone loved it!"

SRAdair User ID: 5856862 69371
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"I had not made lasagna in a while and saw this recipe. I am so glad I did! It's easy and heartily delicious! I will definitely make this again."

rottis User ID: 5721343 73411
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Everyone in my family loves this recipe; my mom even asked me for a copy because she likes it better than her's!"

catlady20 User ID: 1687650 92193
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I followed recipe exactly and it was very good, but I definitely will cut back on the garlic next time."

jjjwallace User ID: 6414134 84874
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"This is my family's tradition now. I make this every Christmas eve, and everybody enjoys it. I do not think it is difficult to make or time consuming."

drredman User ID: 4629773 92192
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"It requires a bit of work, but totally worth it!"

schnitzel1 User ID: 1168260 32131
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Made this for the family. Everyone raved about it. I followed the recipe exactly. Very good"

laura70 User ID: 10385 203550
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Just tried this the other night. Unbelievably good. Everyone loved it."

mrsoak User ID: 1995667 40736
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"This has been my go to lasagna recipe since I discovered it in Taste of Home years ago. I also use the sauce recipe for pasta."

nrdetwiler User ID: 4312289 69369
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"This was fun to make and delicious."

foxy11 User ID: 1044678 52187
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"I have been making this recipe since it was first published eleven years ago. People always enjoy it. Even my Italian mother-in-law likes it! Very easy recipe too. Highly recommend!"

Laura0754 User ID: 6007994 30142
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"Awesome lasagna that makes even better leftovers! Well worth the time & effort!"

rknotthere User ID: 4325114 77049
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"Three people in my family found this recipe at around the same time. The entire family agrees that this is the best lasagna recipe available. I don't know that it would be considered a traditional lasagna by Italian standards but we do not care it is our favorite. easy to prepare and has the best of all lasagna recipes included in the ingredients! I tend to add my own touches to recipes as I make them, but not with this one;no "improvements" needed."

DulceH User ID: 5962175 38800
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I love this lasagna!!! Just LOVE it! So does everyone else in my family."

crash9875 User ID: 1023237 27632
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"I have made this lasagna for years. No other lasagna compares to this one. I follow the recipe to the letter every time and it turns out perfectly every time."

NurseFleming User ID: 967315 30141
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"I have made this lasagna several times and always get great reviews. I use venison meat instead of beef! Simply because it is what we have on hand."

proud_mamma_050810 User ID: 4837659 84872
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"SO DELICIOUS!!! No other lasagna even comes close to this one."

atch0013 User ID: 3529039 40730
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"I have made this several times and always get tons of compliments. Sauce is delicious."

Rotavele User ID: 6118976 77593
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"The very best"

rubydoo008 User ID: 5748313 30139
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"One word.... Delicious"

tkwill User ID: 2956609 73409
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"Absolutely wonderful!!"

gjrushe User ID: 2673532 69367
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"Good like it is. I'm leaving this one alone!"

tiffanykorn User ID: 6174400 40727
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"Deliciously cheesy."

MelissaV81 User ID: 1221953 69354
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"Best lasagna I've ever made. My fiance always tells me all my other lasagna recipes have been bland, but he loved this one. Gonna make it again this week!"

chellieandkids User ID: 1973287 38799
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"We LOVE this lasagna. We do all beef since we're not big sausage fans. It's so delicious and has ruined us to other lasagna's."

gegege User ID: 5940654 52186
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"I have made this lasagne many times.It is wonderful but not everyone likes sausage.I replaced the sausage with ground pork and it was excellent."

laurasuemitchell User ID: 1921746 73407
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"Made this for my neighbors and they swore it was the best lasagna that they have ever had."

fudgecake User ID: 5907957 40667
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"Before trying this recipe, I have always made the same family recipe I had watched my parents make for years. I never have liked many other recipes....well, I saw how popular this recipe is here, so I tried it. AMAZINGLY GOOD!! I am afraid to tell my parents for fear of hurting their feelings! The only thing I did differently (because of lack of exact ingredients) was to substitute pizza sauce for the tomato sauce and replaced the italian seasoning with a mixture of basil and oregano. It was the best lasagna I have ever eaten. I will probably cut back on the sauce a bit next time. This lasagna is everything everyone says it is. Perfecto!"

skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 77042
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"This is my second rating of this recipe. This time, I left out the sausage and only used hamburger meat. I loved it this way and got many great comments too. I would have increased my star rating from 3 to 5 but website won't let me change my rating"

hesagoodman User ID: 5608107 52185
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"The meat sauce ended up very thick but still delicious! I left out the provolone and used dried parsley instead of fresh. Also, I used an aluminum lasagna pan so overflow wasn't a problem."

kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 92190
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"The prep time on this dish was a little more than I expected (I will admit that I didn't read the recipe closely at first), but the lasagna was worth the wait! It's a mild flavored dish, sure not to offend anyone. We enjoyed it, but I'll probably add spinach and mushrooms next time to add a little more interest. All in all, it's definitely something I'd serve to the in-laws. :)"

dlindenf User ID: 4192917 84870
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"WOW! This will be my Lasagna recipe that I will always use! So GOOD!"

anray86 User ID: 3539524 73404
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"This was a HUGE hit. This is the best lasagna recipe."

heyitswong User ID: 5210234 27631
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"I absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! It's soooo filling and delicious that it is also a hit when I make this for parties or dinner! Definitely worth the time to put this all together for my friends and family!"

HMRintelman User ID: 3601621 40665
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"Best lasagna I have ever made."

lupster User ID: 4307046 40655
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Love it, love it, and love it. I took this Lasagna to a pot luck and it was the hit of the night. I didn't change a thing."

chemicalmarty User ID: 5850169 27627
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"i love lasagne!"

skaiton User ID: 4599279 69353
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"The is the best lasagne recipe ever. I had my Family over and wanted to try a new recipe that would feed a large group. Lots of compliments and asking where I got the recipe. Really easy but kind of long process to make. Followed the recipe exactly as written. Will definately make this one again,soon."

JZAnderson User ID: 1266313 77037
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011 Edited Jan. 3, 2017

"This was the lasagna recipe that I have been looking for!! Great flavor and cheesy! This recipe is a winner (yes it is a blue ribbon contest winner!!) I use 1/2 hot Italian and 1/2 mild Italian sausage for the port sausage. SO GOOD!"

Katrina87 User ID: 3913548 69339
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"this is a family favorite! I don't like chunks of tomatoes so this is a winner! Sometimes I add pepperoni as well."

agnes24 User ID: 4430156 26783
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"This is a fantastic lasagna. I used a foil pan so it wouldn't spill on the way to my in-laws. It did not dry out at all. I would make this again."

Skinny12 User ID: 2675008 52183
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"This was the best Lasagna I have ever made. It was wonderful. I had family over for dinner and they loved it."

Chris1414 User ID: 5738024 26780
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"My boyfriend always orders lasagna from the Olive Garden. This recipe was a big hit with him -- he thought it was better than the Olive Garden. Very delicious!"

MacFam User ID: 5747305 26779
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"Delicious! This recipe is great and easy. The only thing I had to change was the cooking time. Since I made it earlier in the day, it had been in the refrigerator so I took longer than the 50 minutes to cook. So just make sure you adjust your cooking time, if needed. But a really delicious recipe."

sbreinhardt User ID: 5001368 27623
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"GREAT LASAGNA!! One of the best..If not the best.."

amateur cook User ID: 4624434 77036
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe. This is also the first SUCCESSFUL lasagna recipe that I have made. My guy absolutely LOVED it. The only thing I did was double the sauce and the amount of mozarella. There was plenty of sauce left over to make a small lasagna, or to use for spaghetti sauce."

cindy & Bob User ID: 4665649 84866
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I made this for my husband tonight. He was speechless and let me say THAT doesn't happen very often. Tasted great. Will definitely make again. Will love the leftovers it gave us."

lupster User ID: 4307046 77012
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"Very good. It will be the only lasagna I will ever make from now on."

silentk49 User ID: 4825137 76998
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"I made it two times already and everyone loves it. This sat. i'm making it again for a bridal shower i'm hosting. Thank you"

Marilee516 User ID: 5600826 38792
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"This recipe is a keeper! I was looking for some new ideas to enhance my usual way of making Lasagna. I really likes all the reviews of this recipe and I liked the ingredients. WOW! This is really good. I made the tomato sauce a day ahead of time and it tasted sooooo good ( I could hardly leave it alone!) Only changes I made were adding 2 extra garlic cloves and using Jenno's hot italian sausage in place of the sausage. This is now my new recipe."

dessertsbykaren User ID: 5490993 92189
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"The best home made lasagna ever!!"

bujvary User ID: 1740427 75089
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"I have made this a number of times. This is the best lasagna recipe I have come across so far. I have been making this recipe for years."

stayathomemomma15 User ID: 1696372 76994
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"This is the best lasagna recipe I have come across....I have modified it a bit when I make it. I only use one can of tomato paste I feel that when you use two it has too much of a metallic taste (especially when eating leftovers) and it also makes the sauce too thick and reheated leftovers are too dry. I also use slightly more tomato sauce and use two 15 oz cans of sauce. I am not a huge sausage fan so I usually omit the sausage and just use the 1 lb of beef."

nblueberrie User ID: 5397939 38785
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"good recipe-but to saucy for me, next time will cut sauce back"

Lizardo7 User ID: 1792624 32129
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"I made this recipe for a family get-together. Everyone said it was fantastic, and I even got phone calls the next day about it. I followed the recipe exactly, as I wanted to see what I'd change. Not a thing! I'll never make another recipe after this. It takes extra time, but it's well worth it."

blueyedjla User ID: 2054467 32128
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"I make this lasagna on special occasions two or three times a year and every time I make it, I get rave reviews. It takes patience but it's well worth it. Also, the recipe freezes well. I put mine in an 11x17 pan because its too much for a 9x13."

Sherrieboudinot User ID: 604277 32127
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Great recipe!!"

KLefler User ID: 3234042 26777
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"I made this lasagna for a small family get-together. It was really good but it is not a throw-together-at-the-last-minute recipe. But I would definitely make it again!"

Mellerfly User ID: 1555291 22635
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"I've made this many times. It's fantastic."

cait07 User ID: 5196535 40614
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"This was the first Lasagna recipe I've ever made. I 2lbs of ground chuck instead of ground beef and pork sausage and it turned out great! Wonderful Recipe!"

choule User ID: 2930151 203549
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"It was amazing, my whole family loved it and my 4 yr old ask if we could have it every day!"

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 84864
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"Delicious. I added chopped zucchini, green peppers and mushrooms to the sauce."

carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 27622
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"I tried this recipe yesterday for dinner. My husband and family said it was delicious maybe, the best lasagna he has eaten."

ebullock002 User ID: 2212793 40606
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"This is the best lasagna recipe I have ever had. I will not make anything else. Make sure you put a piece of foil or a cookie sheet under the baking dish because this is filled to the brim and tends to overflow."

Hesjedal User ID: 2494687 92188
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"This is the best lasagna I have ever made. I didn't have any pork sausage meat so I used ground pork. This is the recipe I will always make."

bethanyrenee User ID: 4586006 77590
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"This is the best lasagna recipe I have found. It's AMAZING!!"

blueyedjla User ID: 2054467 52180
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"Every time I have dinner guests, this is my go-to recipe. If I have any left, it also freezes well for later. I also make mine in a larger pan to avoid overflow in my oven."

stayathomemomma15 User ID: 1696372 27621
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"This recipe is by far the best that I have ever used! I don't think I will ever use another lasagna recipe again!"

mrsoak User ID: 1995667 75073
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"My friends and I agree that by far this is the best lasagna we have ever had. I double the recipe and make them two at a time. They freeze well uncooked."

lvince50 User ID: 3707745 26768
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"I have made this recipe for several holiday meals and also on Sunday meals. I get many compliments and it is the best lasagna recipe I have ever made. My husband always orders lasagna when we eat out and he said this recipe tops them all."

[email protected] User ID: 1896982 38784
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010


otten2 User ID: 363148 76993
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"My absolute favorite! I usually make a double batch to freeze one pan for later!"

jorilo User ID: 2594571 77589
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009


jenluv37 User ID: 3627926 76991
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"This recipe really is as fabulous as everyone says! Wanted to make vegetarian lasagna for my neighbor so substituted the meat for boca crumbles and boca sausage crumbled. I love meat and I never would have known that it was vegetarian. The flavor and textures were amazing. Truly the perfect lasagna!"

justgottabezen User ID: 4387974 30102
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"very tasty! not hard to make. I used the kind of noodles you dont need to boil before baking. good for one less step :)"

doreensanzone User ID: 1270959 38777
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"Amazingly good! My family prefers this recipe over my Italian-born mother-in-law's!"

AMWmomofsix User ID: 4493382 52173
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"This is the best lasagna recipe I have found. The meat sauce and cheeses compliment each other very well."

rknotthere User ID: 4325114 52171
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"My entire family uses this recipe anytime that lasagna is craved! We all discovered this recipe several years ago and stopped looking for any other lasagna recipe. The only thing we look for now is to see which one of us is going to prepare the dish next. Love it!"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 27620
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"never made lasagna b4, this one reminded me of ones i grew up on! (I leave the sausage out, and use pre-made spaghetti sauce). Tastes amazing, everyone loves it! it's a crowd pleaser!!"

rmrkva User ID: 1698715 69338
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"Love this recipe, it has become a constant go to and the family loves it!"

[email protected] User ID: 4096556 73403
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"I made this for the second time yesterday for my boyfriend and his roommates. Everyone loved it! It is by far my favorite lasagna recipie."

DebbieSteve User ID: 881572 203548
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2007 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"Dear Lorri,

Thank you for this recipe. I have made it every Christmas Eve for our family get-together ever since it was first published in Taste of Home magazine. Everyone loves it. And I love getting kudos for making it!
Debbie B."

Kim B User ID: 1736227 26767
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2007 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"This has been our favorite lasagna recipe for years!!!"

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