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Easy Homemade Lasagna Recipe

This Easy Homemade Lasagna is so simple to throw together, but tastes like you have been busy in the kitchen all day. And don't worry about cooking the lasagna noodles before baking - the oven does all the work for you.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy dinner, Easy Lasagna Recipe, Lasagna Recipe, pasta
Servings: 8
Calories: 707kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • Medium Bowl
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Aluminum Foil


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4.5 ounces sliced mushrooms 1 can
  • 28 ounces spaghetti sauce 1 jar
  • 16 ounces cottage cheese 1 container
  • 1 pint ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 16 ounces lasagna noodles 1 package
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, cook and stir Italian sausage until brown.
  • Add onions and mushrooms; saute until onions are clear.
  • Stir in spaghetti sauce, and heat through.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and eggs.
  • Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan.
  • Layer with 1/2 of the uncooked lasagna noodles, 1/2 of cheese mixture, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 of meat sauce. Continue layering until all ingredients are used, reserving 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover, and top with remaining half cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


Feel free to substitute Ricotta and Cottage Cheese with the other. In lasagna, ricotta cheese and cottage cheese are perfectly interchangeable.


Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1499mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1037IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 387mg | Iron: 3mg