Go Back
Easy homemade lasagna on a white plate.
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Easy Homemade Lasagna

This easy homemade lasagna recipe is awesome! It only requires just a few ingredients as well. If you are a fan of easy recipes, and like lasagna, I hope you give this a try. This recipe is my friend's mom's recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: comfort food, pasta, savory
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Large pot to boil the pasta
  • spoon
  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • 13x9 inch baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • cooking spray

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna pasta sheets
  • 1 lb 16oz of Italian sausage, another sausage, or ground beef (453g)
  • 24 to 48 oz of your favorite marinara sauce or use homemade. I like using Prego Italian meat sauce. 680 to 1360g
  • 1 lb 16oz of cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, or use a combination of the two (453g)
  • 4 to 6 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese or use more, totally up to you (330g to 500g)
  • Water to boil the pasta
  • 2 tsp. of salt for the water

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot, halfway full of water, to boil. Add in the salt. Then add in the 12 sheets of lasagna pasta. Let it boil for 6 minutes. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Keep the pasta in a bowl or pot of cold water or lay it out on a pan sprayed with cooking spray. Both methods will keep it from sticking.
  • While the pasta is boiling, cook the sausage or ground beef. Use a large skillet with the burner temp set to medium. Cook the sausage for 6 to 8 minutes until evenly browned and there is no pink. Drain any excess oil/grease in the pan. Transfer the cooked meat to a large bowl.
  • Combine the sauce with the meat and then add in the cottage cheese and mix together.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C. Add a thin layer of meat sauce on the bottom of the pan. Then add 4 sheets of lasagna pasta. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese, then a layer of meat sauce. Repeat with the pasta, cheese, and meat sauce, and then the final layer of pasta. This time add the meat sauce first on top of the pasta, and then the cheese on top.
  • Cover the lasagna with aluminum foil which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake it for 30 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese on top is fully melted.
  • Allow the lasagna to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

List of nutritional facts for easy homemade lasagna