Alysia's Basic Meat Lasagna
This is a very basic, very easy to make meat lasagna.
This is a very basic, very easy to make meat lasagna.
I made this recipe tonight as my first attempt at making lasagna for my husband. After reading the other reviews, I followed their advice and doubled the amount of sauce to two jars. I also kicked up the garlic a tiny bit and used a combo of ground beef and ground, Italian sausage. I found real, block provolone and shredded that, but I'm sure that it would have worked to simply dice up some sliced provolone from the deli, if necessary. To save the mess of an extra pan to clean, I first sautéed the garlic and onions, then transferred them to the saucepot. After browning the meat and draining it, I added the sauce and meat combo to the garlic & onions. I also precooked the noodles about 5-6 minutes so that they wouldn't soak up too much of the sauce, and baked for 35 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered. Perfect! I was worried the whole time that the noodles wouldn't cook properly, or that it would dry out, but it didn't need any extra sauce on the side since I'd doubled the amount to begin with. The addition of sausage and second jar of sauce was key. Can't wait to have leftovers! Thanks for this great recipe!Read More
I made this recipe tonight as my first attempt at making lasagna for my husband. After reading the other reviews, I followed their advice and doubled the amount of sauce to two jars. I also kicked up the garlic a tiny bit and used a combo of ground beef and ground, Italian sausage. I found real, block provolone and shredded that, but I'm sure that it would have worked to simply dice up some sliced provolone from the deli, if necessary. To save the mess of an extra pan to clean, I first sautéed the garlic and onions, then transferred them to the saucepot. After browning the meat and draining it, I added the sauce and meat combo to the garlic & onions. I also precooked the noodles about 5-6 minutes so that they wouldn't soak up too much of the sauce, and baked for 35 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered. Perfect! I was worried the whole time that the noodles wouldn't cook properly, or that it would dry out, but it didn't need any extra sauce on the side since I'd doubled the amount to begin with. The addition of sausage and second jar of sauce was key. Can't wait to have leftovers! Thanks for this great recipe!
This lasagna was FANTASTIC. I made a few changes, however. As suggested, I used 1/2lb mild Italian sausage in addition to 1 lb ground beef. I omitted the provolone, since I didn't have any left. I mixed together in a bowl 1 500g tub of extra smooth ricotta and 1 250g tub of cottage cheese. I added some parsley and black pepper to the cheese mixture. I layered mine sauce, pasta, sauce, pasta, cheese, pasta, sauce. I then sprinkled some grated mozzarella and a bit of old cheddar on top. I used the oven ready lasagna noodles for this and had no problem at all. Baked it at 350 for about an hour, uncovered. I actually used 2 8" square foil pans and for this recipe. Had one the next night for dinner and the other one is frozen. My boyfiend, who is Italian, LOVED this lasagna. So did his mother!! ;)
Very good lasagna. Good idea on doubling the sauce and adding some italian sausage. Tip for those who don't want to boil the lasagna noodles...just soak them in some hot tap water for five minutes or so to soften them up. Works great.
I used my own homemade sauce with one can of drained no-salt diced tomatoes. I added about 1/2 tsp. of fennel seed to the sauce and I used fresh garlic. I also used small curd cottage cheese and I added 1/3 c. of Kraft parmesan cheese in with the cottage cheese and eggs. Really tasty lasagna. The provolone really was a surprize to me. It made the lasagna taste a little creamier, if that makes sense. I liked that when I made this, the lasagna wasn't too wet and it didn't fall apart when cut. I think using your own sauce is key.
I'm sticking with this one!! I made it for dinner party and had nothing left but a smudge on the bottom of the pan. The only thing I added was some mild Italian sausage for extra "bite", Yum!
I have tried to make lasagna many times and this recipe has been the best and the simplest. I have found some good ones that just require too many ingredients. I do add more sauce it seems like the pasta and ground beef soak up the sauce and leave it dry so I add an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. very good recipe.
Fabulous recipe for a "Basic Meat Lasagna" and a great recipe for times when you want lasagna but don't have the time to make it from scratch! This is very easy to throw together and perfect for a hearty weeknight meal. So if your're in the mood for Italian but think you don't have the time - think again. I used 1 lb. of ground beef and 1 lb. of mild Italian sausage. I also doubled the sauce using Classico Marinara and added a little red wine and some fresh basil to give a bit of a flavor boost. I just layered everything as I usually do using no boil lasagna noodles which really makes things easy and topped it with a mix of shredded Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Great with garlic bread! (leftovers freeze well)
Easy, good recipe. I liked the addition of provelone. I did stream line directions a bit to make it easier.
I consider myself a fair cook. Never made lasagna before so I followed the instructions exactly. Now I consider myself a great cook. It was excellent and now my family is wondering how I got so good. Thank you for sharing, Kenny
This was very yummy! My husband and teenagers gobbled it up. I did put an extra 1/2 jar of sauce as people recommended. I also just cooked the meat, onions and garlic together then added the sauce ingredients. The amazing thing for me was to precook my noodles or not since nothing is mentioned in the recipe. In the end, I did not precook them and cooked the lasagna for 45 min. covered and it was perfect. I also split the recipe into two 8x8 glass pans so I could freeze one.
Easy, relatively inexpensive for lasagne, and the best lasagne I've ever tried. Even the in-laws loved it. :-)
Very good recipe which I'll be coming back to again and again. I'll be trying other lasagna recipes as well since this didn't knock our socks off but as the name says, it was a great basic recipe. P.S. We added mild italian sausage to the meat and used a jar and a half of our favorite spaghetti sauce. Instead of shredding the provolone I just laid out the slices -- worked great.
I have never made lasagna before and following this recipe was a great first start. It was very inexpensive. The directions were clear and precise. I added 2 mores cups of cheese and I used ground turkey instead of beef. I love this recipe. I will definitely make this dish again!!!
Instructions were unclear. Still waiting to taste it. Hope its worth the mis-informed instructions.
my boys, teenagers and i liked it... sent gf pics during prep process and got grief for my onion cutting prowess, as well as lack of mozzarella on top, recipe doesnt call for it.... recipe also assumes you know how to boil lasagna noodles,lol....also division of oregano is left up to the chef,... i always try to follow to the letter the first time i make and then improvise, next time, mozz on top and will get onion cutting tutorial...
I have never made homemade lasagna before and was really nervous. I followed the recipe except I did cook it covered for 45 minutes and uncovered for 10 minutes. It was fantastic! I'm not one for overly saucy lasagna so I was happy with a little less sauce. Those that like it saucy should definitely add more sauce.
Excellent recipe! *TIP* For storing lasagna, in case you don't know already do NOT put it in the fridge covered with foil! The tomato sauce will devour the aluminum and absorb into the food. Use plastic wrap or some other plastic material. And if you cooked it in an aluminum pan, take it out and put it in something else before refridgerating! It doesn't take long for tomato based sauces like spaghetti sauce to eat away at that aluminum!! Thanks for the recipe!
This was VERY good... Although I think there was a typo somewhere. The recipe says to brown the meat with oregano and garlic powder, and to also mix the sauce with oregano, and then to mix oregano into the ricotta... But there are only two measures listed. So I just kindof guessed on the sauce measure. I also layered it a little differently than mentioned in the recipe because I thought the ricotta would be hard to spread on the sauce. It smelled delicious while cooking and was very tasty! This will definitely go in my recipe book! Thank you!
My husband is super picky and he loved this recipe. He asked for it again after only two weeks. Thank you so much for sharing!
This gives you a good idea of how to do it ... I also used sausage instead of sausage flavored sauce, not as much oregano, more sauce and meat too, and skipped the provolone since I'm not a fan of it.
Pretty good lasagna, not the best I've had, but my boyfriend really enjoyed it. I will try it with provolone next time, as I didn't have any at the time. Really simple to make, and was impressed, as I had not made lasagna like this before.
I didn't find this lasagna particularly arousing. Everyone thought it was okay though :)
Easy, basic, good!
My husband and I made this for a family gathering at our house. It was our first time making lasagna for our Italian family and EVERYONE LOVED it! You definitely need to add more sauce to the recipe and it did take us longer to make than the time listed on the recipe, but we don't cook that much. I will make this again and again!
Made this today in Blizzard 2011, while my family shoveled out. Everyone loved it. I left it cool for 15 minutes before cutting.....perfect . I also used marinara recipe from this website. It was awesome, and will be making this again!
I took some of comment advice and added more sauce. I used about 1 and half jars of sauce. I also used 1 pound of ground beef and half a pound of ground sausage. The lasagna turned out great! Everyone loved it and it was really great reheated as well.
Very good. A little more sauce would have been better.
This lasagna was so good that my boyfriend's mother (who dislikes lasagna) wanted me to make it for the entire family!
This is an excellent and super-easy recipe for lasagna. I used a combo of ground chicken/ground sirloin, added mushrooms, and doubled the spaghetti sauce. I will be making this again.
This is my first time making lasagna and something about this recipe caught my attention. I managed to go to the local supermarket and gather all of their finest ingredients. All I can say is thank you very much my husband loved it! We topped it off with a fresh garden salad and some Moscato!
I started using this recipe in '07, and ever since my friends and family beg me to make it. Hands down the best Lasagna I have ever had. The only changes I made to the recipe are I use two jars Bertoli Sauce instead of the tomato paste and 6 oz of Italian Sausage that I brown with the Beef. You must try this recipe!!!
A pretty decent/basic recipe.
This is was an awesome recipe. It was one of the best lasagnas I have had in a long time and it was fun to make. I had never used ricotta chesse before with the egg and milk, and i must admit that made the lasagna taste really good. I had only made lasagne one time before this for my husband 4 years ago and he asked me to never make it again. But after last time it seemed like he feel in love with my cooking all over again. So thank you for this wonderful reciepe.
Great recipe. I made this with homemade pasta. I used the Basic Pasta recipe found here that was submitted by Pat (great pasta recipe). I used 1-26oz can of Chunky Vegetable spaghetti sauce and 2-8oz cans of tomato sauce. I only used half of the provolone cheese called for because that is all l had. I did not cover to cook because it seemed moist enough. It turned out perfect.
very easy to follow. i followed other reviewers advice by adding some italian sausage, but seeing as how sausage isn't a favorite of mine, i'm going to leave it out next time. the only problem i found was it was a little runny, maybe after soaking the noodles for a few minutes, i'll let them dry on a towel next time. all in all, very good basic recipe to tweak to my liking!
AMAZING!!! Made just as the recipe stated.
I made this dish for dinner tonight. I have never cooked lasagna before. I'm not the very best cook in the World and I'm only just starting to improve. My fiance LOVED this lasagna and he is a difficult person to please. VERY difficult! He went back for thirds. I gave this recipe 4 stars because 1. it took me almost 2 hours to make(prep time took forever) and 2. i made some improvements. After cooking the meat and adding the sauce, the meat didn't seem to have much flavor even with the garlic and onion so I added some creole seasoning and a chili pepper to spice it up. Then instead of using a whole tub of ricotta, I used half ricotta, half cottage cheese and even added some cream cheese. I was afraid the noodles would be hard but they came out perfect. I did not cook them beforehand. I also added a little bit of breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan on top before baking. I will definitely be making this dish again but hopefully it won't take me as long next time! :)
Really good. I halved the recipe for an 8x8 pyrex dish – but I took other reviewers' advice on "doubling" the sauce. I used a full jar of sausage-flavored spaghetti sauce, 4 oz. of tomato sauce and a lb. of lean ground beef. Because I didn't really need to drain the lean beef, I combined a lot of the steps in one skillet. I ended of with the sauce base layer, plus two sets of noodle-sauce-cheese layers so that cheese was on top. Baked 35 min. covered, 25 min. uncovered. It browned up nicely, and I let it cool for 15 mins. so it would cut nicely, too. I wanted to try it with part italian sausage, but I didn't feel like spending the extra money (an earlier attempt at lasagna was expensive and not tasty). I might try it in the future, but honestly making it this way was great – cheaper and a little less fattening, plus plenty tasty. Next time I will probably go ahead and throw in the extra 4 oz. of tomato sauce along with the extra spaghetti sauce. I haven't eaten a ton of lasagna in my life, but the instant I tasted this, I knew I was going to have two servings. And I look forward to leftovers.
Thank you for your delicious recipe. This is the 3rd or 4th time I've made it. Each time it seems to come out even better than the last. The whole thing only cost me about 20.00 and for 4 people and leftovers that's not bad at all. I used a smaller pan this time so I only came up with 2 layers instead of 3, but it was plenty. Now I have extra sauce, cheese and ricotta mix to make another tomorrow (probably to just freeze) As my husband told me tonight it's "good stuff" ---- HUGE compliment. Thanks again.
I gave it four stars because I wan't sure if the noodle was supposed to be cooked or not. I followed others' advice and pre-soaked them. They tasted a little gummy-starchy. I used two jars of Italian sausage sauce...added oregano, basil, garlic powerder...yum! Thank you for sharing.
Wow! This was very good and quite easy. I soaked my noodles first, probably about an hour or so. I also used more sauce and threw in some cottage cheese with the ricotta because I needed to use it up. Other than that, no changes and everyone thought it was delicious. Will def use this recipe again. Oh - used a lot less dishes too. Soaked the noodles in the 9x13, browned the meat, onions, garlic in a skillet and then added the sauce to simmer. Only one bowl for the ricotta/eggs mix. Not necessary to mix the cheeses in a new bowl...just my 2 cents. Thanks again!
This was a great recipe! I couldn't find shredded provolone cheese (or even a hunk that I could shred) so I bought the 'Italian mix' of cheese from Kraft. Next time I'll substitute Italian sausage for part of the meat to give it a kick!
Very easy to make. This was my first lasagna, and it turned out great. I didn't use the sausage flavored sauce, and instead of provolone I bought an italian blend of shredded cheeses. Very good!
Best lasagna I have ever had, and it's really simple and easy. YUM!
I never thought I would ever be able to make homeade lasagna, but this recipe makes it very easy, trust me I could barely boil an egg 5 months ago and I don't struggle with this at all. This dish is always a hit and everyone always goes back for seconds!!
I took this to a party and everyone still keeps talking about my "amazing lasagna" months later. I've tried the recipe twice, both times doubling the amount of sauce, and definitely think that is the key. Otherwise follow the recipe completely and it's amazing!!
This was a great recipe for the single father. Easy to follow directions. I wish it was a little faster to make but not all good dishes are quick to make. Thank you for the great dinner.
This is so delicious. I have never made lasagna before, and it is so easy. However, I needed two jars of sauce, and it had to bake in my oven for an hour and a half. But it is definitely the best lasagna I have ever had.
The best lasagna I have tasted! (after my aunt's). This was my first time making lasagna, and I was extremely satisfied with the results. Since I do not like Provolone cheese, I just used Mozzarella and Extra sharp Cheddar. It was the best, I recommend it to anyone that would like to try it!
Really good recipe, but needs a bit more sauce to properly layer. Other than that, excellent recipe that I will reuse!
Pretty easy to make, and tastes great. I substitute italian sausage for the ground beef though.
MORE SAUCE AND CAN SET OVER NIGHT 9/05
This recipe received rave reviews from some friends we had over. I took the advice from others and added an x-tra can of tomato sauce. I also cooked the onions and garlic in with the meat and drained it all together afterwards as other reviews had suggested. I used 1 1/2 pounds of hot sausage and 1 pound of ground beef. The tomato sauce I used was Bertolli with Garlic and Olive Oil added. I added some extra spices to my taste as well such as thyme and basil. I also used the oven ready noodles and it worked out great. The cheese I used was a blend of six italian cheeses that was pre-grated to save some time. All the changes made it pretty easy to put together. I will make this recipe again and again. Thanks so much!!
It does one's morale a lot of good when people rave about something you've cooked, and this recipe will get you raves. I used 1/3 Italian sausage and added a half cup of cottage cheese, but the surprising thing was how people liked the effect of the sliced provolone cheese. I could not find grated provolone, so I had the girl in the deli slice some very thin, then made layers of that. People loved how every fork full had strands of cheese stretching back to the plate. It seemed to accentuate the cheesiness of the dish! This is seriously decadent lasagna, and I'll make this dish for the rest of my life.
it only misses out on the last star because i thought it tasted like stouffer's frozen lasnga and i personaly don't like it. My family liked it pretty well. there was something sweet tasting in it. I would suggest another jar of spagetti sauce otherwise it would be too dry and definitly add more noodles no one could find them. Might make again
I've been using this recipes for years now, and I LOVE IT!! I use 1lb hamburger meat, and 1/2 lb Italian sausage. It’s perfect if you don’t have a garlic clove or onion.
Not impressed. Hubby said, "Stoffer Frozen is better" OUCH. Kids would not eat. I say Nay-Nay to this one. Sorry.
first time i ever cooked a lasagna!! easy to fallow instructions everybody loved it
This recipe came out beautifully. It is an excellent basic recipe with plenty of room for adding your favorite veggies !
This was good although I don't know how only 9 noodles was enough for a full sized 9x13 lasagna! I made a 9x9 & just had enough. Anyways it was good, I added some chopped sauteed spinach & mushrooms for added nutrition. Maybe it was that addition but I thought the lasagna was kinda liquidy. Other than that it tasted pretty good!
Easy to make and tastes great
Holy cow. Nice and straightforward recipe. I made it with lean turkey and it was absolutely delicious.
This lasagna was my first and it turned out wonderfully as a special dinner for my guy. I used 1 lb. of ground beef, two jars of spaghetti sauce (Muir Glen Organics) plus 1 can of tomato sauce, lots of fresh-pressed garlic, italian seasoning along with the oregano, sliced provolone instead of shredded (plus the mozzarella), low-fat ricotta, onion powder in place of an onion, and no-boil rice noodles. The noodles did mush up a bit, so next time I may either use more or try another brand. I followed the rest of the recipe as written, though I did streamline the process to use fewer dishes. To save time, I prepared the sauce the night before, layered the lasagna in the morning, popped in the fridge and then into the oven in the afternoon. Cooked on 375 for 35 minutes covered, 22 minutes uncovered. This was a fantastic lasagna recipe. Thanks!
This recipe is amazing. I followed the recipe exactly as it is. It really is a basic lasagna but still tastes great. I have made this twice and I received many compliments each time. Delicious!!!!
DELICIOUS. I added 3 Italian sausages (chop/grind well, it should mix evenly with the beef) and the meat was perfect. I also added a lot of spices (basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, pepper, salt) to taste. I sauteed 5 tbs garlic with 1/2 tsp of the above spices and the onions. When the meat was thoroughly cooked I added the garlic mix. For the sauce I used 16 oz spaghetti sauce, 5 oz tomato paste, and 8 oz spaghetti and basil sauce. I added the meat mixture to the sauce and then added herbs to taste. I used cooked lasagna noodles and topped with a parmesan/mozzarella mix. Fabulous. I think the lasagna would have tasted like frozen lasanga without the sausages, herbs, and basil sauce.
Excellent lasagna without a lot of fanfare and so easy to make! I have tried many, many recipes over the years and this one is not only a great starter recipe, but a keeper! I also used two jars of spaghetti sauce as some reviewers recommended. And, since I had some Italian sausage in the freezer, I added that to the ground beef. Finally, I used cottage cheese (small curd) instead of ricotta to gut down on the fat/calories. Delicious!
This was fantastic!!! There is an Italian restaurant here in DC where i thought I've tasted the best lasagna.....I was wrong! This recipe is great! Had company over when I made it and everyone raved! Your recipe made me look like top chef....THANKS!
This was so good! My husband has always said that he makes the best lasagna but when I made this, he had a look of defeat on his face. I made some alterations: I used ground turkey instead of the ground beef, I couldn't get shredded provolone so I used 4 oz of cheddar 4 oz of monterey jack and 8 oz of mozzarella, and I used 2 jars of sauce. The extra sauce that I didn't use in the lasagna, I served on the side. I also boiled the noodles until al dente. Delicious!
Loved this recipe! I've made it twice in one week. I add a lot more or I would give it five stars. I added a ton of fresh garlic (five heaping tablespoons, but garlic mellows as it cooks) and an extra onion, sauteed those before adding the meat, poured on the oregeno, basil, thyme, and garlic powder and doubled the cheese. But, I love my food really flavorful. This is so easy (even though it takes a little while to cook), that you can pretty much alter it to your tastes. Plus, I doubled the sauce and added a can of original Rotel--it may sound weird, but the lasagna had a very faint echo of spiciness which I really enjoyed!
OMG, this was absolutely heavenly. I made this last night and my husband was in heaven. He raved about it all night. It was perfect. I took the advice of others and used two jars of sauce and pre-cooked the noodles. I also used one pot. I browned the onions/garlic, added the meat and then the sauce. Cooked for 15 min and then put it all together. I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta and it was yummy. I recommend this to everyone. I will definitley make it again. Thanks for such a delicious recipe.
This was very good. I made a couple of changes. I only used fresh garlic and I sauteed the garlic and onions and then added the jarred sauce. I added some red wine and fresh basil to that for better flavor.
This was a great recipe. The reason I give four stars is because it came out a little dry for my tastes so next time I will add a little more sauce. It made a decent size pan of lasagna so I had some left over. I made a smaller dish and put it in the freeze. It froze really well and still tasted great when we ate it a week or so later.
I made this for the 2nd time. I made it for the first time last year. Both times were a hit! I made it for dinner last night and bought my coworkers in leftovers & they loved it! I did tweak it a bit. I used Prego sauce. I actually used two different kinds and I used one can of tomato paste. I did mince some garlic but I did not sauté any onions or peppers or even the garlic. I just put the garlic in with the ground beef and sprinkled some garlic powder on top of that is it. Then I drained the meat then added the Prego & Tomato paste. You really do not need much seasoning if you are using Prego. I used Prego Mushroom Supreme and Prego Roasted Garlic. Easy & DELICIOUS! UPDATE: 12/2009 I had to put an update on this lasagna as I just made it again for my very first dinner party. I made 4 pans!! They were all delicious and a hit with my guest. Anyone who gives this lasagna a low rating is not being fair or do not know what they are doing! I saw some complaints about the sauce & the taste. That is the beauty about this recipe you can tweak it how YOU see fit. I follow the recipe exactly except I use 2 jars of Prego and 2 cans of tomato paste. Prego has a variety of flavors you do not have to go with "sausage" if you do not like sausage. The four pans I made were all different. I made one with ground turkey, ground beef, pork sausage and sauce & cheese. I have not made this in at least 2 years and it was still a hit! Try it you & your family or your guest will love it!
I made this lasagna for my BF, and now he requests it frequently... definitely a hit- both delicious and filling! :)
Very good recipe. I would suggest adding salt to the ricotta mixture as without it, I find that layer to be a bit bland. I add fresh basil and nutmeg as well; but that is just personal taste. I make lasagna only a few times per year and this is the recipe I always go to to keep me on track.
I enjoyed it very much and so did my family. Thanks for posting this recipe!!
I love this recipe. It's easy to follow without all the 'a 1/2tsp of this here!'. I do end up using more spaghetti sauce and I use 1/2 beef 2/3 mild italian sausage. Turns out perfect every time! Since I only cook for 3 there's always plenty to take along the next day for lunch and it's just as good being microwaved the next day as it is fresh. Genius!
This was my first time making lasagna and it turned out amazing!used hunts garlic and herb spaghetti sauce and added 2 six oz cans of plain tomato sauce. Next time I will double the sauce so there is extra to pour over the leftovers when reheating. I also used 12 noodles. So yummy!
I used 1lb. of italian sausage in addition to the hamburger. Warning: May result in serious cravings for cheesecake.
It tasted wonderful!! Made it for my boyfriend's family and it was a hit. Only problem was that I hated boiling the noodles. Next time, I'll try putting them in the dish dry and letting the sauce bake it. Needs more sauce to cover entire dish. Lots of noodles left over.
This lasagna is so good! I've been making this for a few years now, and always have forgotten to review it. The only thing I changes I make is to add 1 lb. of regular ground beef and then 1 lb. of pork sausage. its really good that way. I also used sliced provolone and layer with the slices seperately from the mozzarella. Everything else I make the same way pretty much. This is a keeper!
This past weekend was my first time ever making lasagna. All I can say is WOW this dish is wonderful. I along with other readers added Italian Sausage with my hamburger and used two jars of sauce. My husband who is usually not a lasagna fan just loved this!! I will be making this recipe over and over again.
It made a ton- easy to make. Very filling! Minus 1 star=Too bland for us. That's probably not the recipe problem, but my choice in sauces. I agree with other reviewers double the sauce otherwise it would've been too dry. I also added a 1/2 pound of Italian sausage. I did not cook noodles first and their texture was perfect.
Fantastic recipe! Will be making a again.
This is the only way my oldest son will eat lasagna. I too double the sauce and add a 1/2 lb of Italian sausage and it comes out great.
Used this recipe my first time cooking lasagna and it was excellent...added some chili pepper since my family likes real spicy food.
RAVE reviews for this. I made 1 minor change, 1 lb ground beef + 1/2 lb italian sausage. The first time I made this my husband came in from the garage and said "What are you making!?!? It smells sooo good!' He loved it! Its my stand by lasagna recipe and one Im always confident to serve for guests. I need a few extra noodles to fill a 9X13 pan.
Yummy. I also tweaked the recipe a bit too. I wanted more sauce but didn't have any more on hand so I used a can of original Manwich!!!! I also doubled the mozzarella. Wow this is gooooooooood!
Delicious! I used all mozzerlla to avoid another trip to the store, and it still tasted great. C. Lindsay Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
I cooked this lasagna for Christmas Eve dinner and got rave reviews! My husband said it was the best lasagna he ever had. The only thing I did different was to use garlic and mushroom sauce and instead of 1 1/2 lbs. of ground beef I used 1 lb of ground beef and 1/2 lb of italian sausage. It was awesome! Thank you so much for the great recipe.
LOVE this recipe! This was the first actual homemade meal I ever made and I made it for my VERY italian boyfriend who said it was better than his grandmothers! The second time I made it was for his entire family (15people) and they all loved it as well. The one thing that I have changed is I use a regular spaghetti sauce not the sausage flavored. And 1/2 ground beef 1/2 sweet italian sausage insead of just beef. Looking forward to making it again soon!
This is wonderful. I made some minor adjustments but all-and-all it is an awesome just as it is listed. We use gluten free rice noodles and I can't tell the difference. Thanks for the great recipe.
I tried this recipe and it was really good. First time making lasagna. I gave some to my in-laws and they loved it.
I used Prego and while my husband and son liked it, I didn't care for it!
This was the first time i ever cooked lasagna, I loved how easy it was to make. I will use more sauce next time but this is so good and simple.