Best Lasagna Recipes

This page has a collection of some of the best lasagna recipes, in our humble opinion. We've included several different lasagna recipes you are sure to find one your family will enjoy including a white sauce lasagna, lasagna cottage cheese, lasagna roll ups and a few new lasagna recipes with a twist such as Chicken Alfredo Lasagna and a lasagna soup recipe. Try any of these versions to learn how to make lasagna!
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White Sauce Lasagna

Tomato Sauce Layer

*If you have a jar or homemade tomato sauce, you can use it in place of this.
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced or grated
  • 1- 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • small can of tomato paste
  • 6 cups diced tomatoes, pureed in blender
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • season with salt and pepper

White Sauce Layer

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 3- 1/2 Cup of milk
  • 8 oz. or 2 Cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
You'll also need:
  • 1 lb. oven ready lasagna noodles
lasagna with white sauce

White Lasagna Recipe Directions

To prepare the tomato sauce, add oil to a large skillet and saute onion, garlic and ground beef. Cook until beef is no longer pink, drain fat off and add back to heat. Add in tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer 15-20 minutes, while you are preparing the white sauce.

To prepare the white sauce, melt butter in saucepan. Whisk in flour to make a roux. Whisk in milk slowly and allow to boil and thicken several minutes. Continue to stir occasionally. After several minutes add cheese and stir until melted. Take off heat.

To assemble your white sauce lasagna,
Ladle 1/2 Cup or less of tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. Layer lasagna noodles over the sauce. Spread white sauce over the noodles. Continue layering tomato sauce, noodles and white sauce until the pan is full. Make sure your noodles at the top have a layer of liquid, either tomato or white sauce covering them.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until noodles are tender.
TIP: The key to keeping lasagna from getting soupy is to make sure your noodles are thoroughly dried before assembling.

Cottage Cheese Lasagna Recipe

Cottage Cheese Mixture
  • 1 Cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 Cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 Cups cottage cheese
  • 3/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • pinch of salt and pepper
Reserve some Gruyere and mozzarella for topping. In a mixing bowl, blend together cheeses, egg, and seasonings. Stir together.
Ingredients for Lasagna
  • 12 whole lasagna noodles, cook according to package directions
  • 4 Cups spaghetti or tomato sauce
To assemble your easy lasagna recipe, cook your noodles or use ready to use noodles. Pour a small bit of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of casserole dish. Layer noodles, cheese mixture and spaghetti sauce. Continue making layers until mixture is gone. Top with remaining Gruyere and mozzarella cheese. Loosely cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 15 minutes until cheese is browning.
lasagna baked

Freezing Lasagna

Whenever I make any of these best lasagna recipes, whether it is the white sauce lasagna or cottage cheese lasagna, I make an extra to freeze. Lasagna freezes nicely. They even sell freezer containers such as Glad ovenware, that can be placed right in the oven.

Wrap your prepared dish in tin foil or place a lid on the container. When ready to cook, unthaw overnight and bake. You can take the lasagna right out of the freezer and bake but keep in mind the cooking time will be 1-1/2 hours or more. Just check periodically and allow extra time if you prefer this method.

More Best Lasagna Recipes- Lasagna Soup

This lasagna soup recipe is a fun variation on an old classic. It is great served with garlic bread or cheese bread. You can add more vegetables or leave out the green pepper however your family likes their soup. Adding mafalda noodles which are mini size lasagna noodles fits the dish perfectly but you can use whatever noodles you may have on hand.
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green pepper, diced small
  • 1 onion, chopped small or grated
  • 28 oz. can tomatoes, pureed or chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 Cups pasta, you can find small lasagna noodles called mafalda that are fun to use in this recipe or break up large lasagna noodles into bite size pieces or use whatever noodles you have on hand
soup noodles
In large stock pot or soup pan, saute meat, green pepper, garlic, and onions until beef is done. Drain off fat and return to pan. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, water and seasoning. Add pasta and simmer until pasta is done. 

*Serve with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Try this lasagna in a mug recipe here.

Best Lasagna Recipes- Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

The idea of chicken lasagna Alfredo is a new variation. Imagine taking out the tomato sauce with beef and instead using an Alfredo sauce with chopped chicken mixed in it. Sounds good doesn't it! Our recipe here still uses a cottage cheese mixture in the lasagna as well.
  • Alfredo sauce, jarred or homemade
  • cooked chopped or shredded chicken, (rotisserie chicken works great!)
  • ready to cook lasagna noodles
Cottage Cheese Filling
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese,shredded plus extra for topping
  • 2 Cups cottage cheese
  • ¾ Cup grated Parmesan cheese plus extra for topping
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • pinch of salt and pepper
In a mixing bowl, blend together cheeses, egg, and seasonings. Stir together.
alfredo ingredientswhite alfredo
To assemble your alfredo chicken lasagna, add a little alfredo sauce to the bottom of a casserole dish. Layer with lasagna noodles, cottage cheese mixture, chopped chicken and more alfredo sauce. Continue the layers until your ingredients are gone. Top with shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese on top is browning and mixture is bubbly.
white sauce lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Try this Vegetable Lasagna Recipes

Lasagna Roll Ups

This recipe is similar to a manicotti recipe, it just uses different noodles.
This is a fun way to change up your lasagna. Cook noodles and allow to cool. All you do differently from the recipe above is, instead of layering noodles and cheese, add a spoonful of cheese mixture on a cooked lasagna noodle and roll up. Place rolled noodle on spaghetti sauce and continue with rest of noodles and cheese. Top with spaghetti sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Bake as directed above.
roll up roll ups
A variation on the above lasagna rolls is to use lasagna noodles, add cheese mixture (we added chopped spinach to this recipe)  then layer in pan with noodle facing up. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
lasagna roll ups

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