meat lasagna on a plate

Lasagna Recipe With Meat Sauce And Ricotta Cheese

meat lasagna on a plate

Lasagna is a one-dish meal that’s very satisfying.  This lasagna recipe consists of three layers of lasagna noodles.  There is meat sauce between the first and second layer of lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese between the second and third layer, and shredded cheese on top of the lasagna.  There is also tomato sauce between each layer of the lasagna, including the very bottom and very top.  All these flavors blend together, producing a very yummy lasagna that tastes wonderful.

For the meat, you can use any kind of ground meat, like ground beef, ground turkey or ground pork.  For lasagna, I like to use the leanest meat possible – ground turkey breast.  Lasagna is a good recipe to use the lean meat because when the meat is mixed with the tomato sauce, it tastes the same whether it’s lean or not.  So choosing extra-lean ground turkey breast is a good way to cut calories in a lasagna.

Ingredients For Lasagna Recipe With Meat Sauce And Ricotta Cheese:

9 lasagna noodles
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1 jar (1 lb) pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1 lb ground lean turkey or extra-lean beef
1 jar (8 oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
1 package (8 oz) shredded cheese (mozzarella is best)
1 tsp oil

Directions How To Make Lasagna:

Soak the lasagna noodles for 15 minutes: fill the baking dish with hot water and put lasagna noodles in it.

While the lasagna noodles are soaking, peel the onion, chop the onion and set aside.  Peel and mince garlic and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a bowl, mix tomato sauce and water.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.  Add chopped onion and cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes.  Add ground meat and cook, stirring periodically, for 7 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through (no longer pink).  Add garlic cloves and mix.  Ad 1 cup of tomato sauce and mix.

Pour 1 cup of tomato sauce mixture on the bottom of the 8×12 non-stick baking dish.  Add 3 lasagna noodles side-by-side.  Put the meat mixture on top and spread in a single layer.

Add 3 lasagna noodles side-by-side.  Add ricotta cheese and spread it with a spoon in a single layer.  Add 1 cup of tomato sauce and spread it.

Add the last 3 lasagna noodles side-by-side.  Pour the remaining tomato sauce on top of the lasagna.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Cover the lasagna dish with foil.  Put in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes.  Enjoy your lasagna piping hot!

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1 reply
  1. Emma
    Emma says:

    Lovely looking lasagna, it’s funny, due to our colder weather in this part of the world I was thinking about making a lasagna the other day.

    I’d love to make one with turkey mince too! So much healthier than red meat.


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