Grandma's Best Ever Sour Cream Lasagna


This is my grandma's best lasagna recipe, except I use sour cream instead of ricotta (a trick I picked up from my mother-in-law). She always made it for birthdays and special occasions. This makes a large amount, so I halve it when making it for my boyfriend and myself. It's very cheesy, so sometimes I add a little extra tomato sauce.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 9x13-inch lasagna


  • ½ pound ground pork sausage

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) package lasagna noodles

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup chopped pitted green olives

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cook sausage, ground beef, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain any excess grease.

  3. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, basil, oregano, and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

  4. When the sauce has simmered for about 15 minutes, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  5. Stir sour cream, 1/2 of the mozzarella, Parmesan, olives, eggs, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

  6. Assemble the lasagna: Spread a thin layer of meat sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover with 1/3 of the lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the remaining meat sauce, and 1/3 of the cheese mixture; repeat layers two more times with remaining noodles, sauce, and cheese mixture. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella evenly over top.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbly and the cheese is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

670 Calories
42g Fat
31g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 2106mg 92%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 888mg 68%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 602mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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