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Meat Lasagna

Meaty, saucy, cheesy Homemade Meat Lasagna has to be the ultimate comfort food. This recipe is easy to make and better than any restaurant! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keywords comfort food, dinner, ground beef, lasagna, pasta, recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 583 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 jar 24-32 oz your favorite spaghetti sauce (I love Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce)
  • 9 lasagna noodles oven-ready
  • 8 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 16 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2-3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour a little olive oil in a 8x11-inch baking dish. Coat bottom and sides.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and sauté onion for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and brown for another minute.
  3. Add ground beef and cook thoroughly. Drain fat.
  4. Pour marinara sauce into medium saucepan. Add beef and allow to simmer on low.

To assemble

  1. Ladle a little marinara sauce on bottom of baking dish.
  2. Place noodles over sauce to cover.
  3. Ladle more sauce on top of noodles, followed by 1/3 of ricotta and 1/3 of mozzarella.
  4. Repeat layers twice more, starting with noodles.
  5. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Cover lasagna with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and cheese is browned.
  7. If you want the top a little browner, place under broiler for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let lasagna sit for 10-15 minutes prior to serving to make it easier to cut.

Recipe Notes

Tip: Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray to prevent cheese from sticking to it.

Nutrition Facts
Meat Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 583 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 534mg22%
Potassium 390mg11%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 565IU11%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 439mg44%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.