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Traditional Beef and Cheese Lasagna

Traditional Beef and Cheese Lasagna

  • Baked

My family's favorite lasagna recipe!

  • 80 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium



This Traditional Beef and Cheese Lasagna reminds me of something my Mother use to make me. 

Beef and Cheese Lasagna recipe

This is more of a traditional recipe for Italian lasagna and is my all time favorite way to make homemade lasagna hands down. 

Good food that lasts until next day was always something my Mother aims for. 

And this recipe is one of those dishes!

beef Lasagna


  • First you will want to get your hands on some fresh basil for this lasagna, along with the right types of cheeses.
  • All which is very important in making a traditional lasagna.
  • For the cheeses you will want are Ricotta, Fresh Mozzarella and some Edam cheese. 
  • The Edam cheese will give this lasagna it’s nice crust.
  • Also Ricotta cheese for the inside works so good.


Yes, you can substitute for cottage cheese if you like. It is just not as traditional! 

Lasagna recipe


Yes, but you must pre cook them on the stove top first in boiling water. 

Then lay place them in layers between the sauce and cheese and hamburger before baking. 

This will in turn leave you will a moist yet firm and perfectly browned lasagna.

That is sure to impress even the pickets of lasagna eaters.

Give it a try and let me know what you think 🙂

beef Lasagna

Check out how perfect this Lasagna turned out.

The crust is browned to perfection!

And the cheese is oozing from everywhere, that is a perfect Lasagna to me.


Serve this Lasagna alongside a Homemade Cesar Salad with Dressing.

And you will be eating like the Italians in Provence! 

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Beef and Cheese Lasagna

Traditional Beef and Cheese Lasagna


  • 1 lb Lean Hamburger
  • 1 box Lasagna noodles
  • 1 650 ml Your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 small yellow onion


  • 1 cup Edam Cheese
  • 5 cups Fresh Mozzarella cheese
  • 500 grams Ricotta Cheese


  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 3 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 5 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp Parsley


Cooking your Sauce:

  1. Add your favorite sauce to the non stick pan, and heat on low medium till its hot. I like to use a four cheese sauce or an Italian sausages type sauce.
  2. You can make your own Marinara sauce to if you like, here is a great recipe by Gimme Some Oven.
  3. Now add your cooked Hamburger and spices into the sauce and stir all together.
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Cheese Please:

  1. In a large bowl add your egg, cayenne, drained ricotta cheese and Mozzarella cheese and stir all together.
  2. Lasagna time:
  3. In your pan, start by spreading a layer of that delicious tomato/meat sauce into the bottom (see picture)
  4. Next lay our your first layer of noodles (see picture)
  5. Next add a layer of your Mozzarella cheese.
  7. So the last layer of your Lasagna should just have noodles, then Tomato/Hamburger sauce.
  8. Pre -bake: Preheat your oven to 375 f
  9. Cover your Lasagna with tin foil and leave a few edges open to vent and bake for 30 minutes at 375 f.
  10. Once the oven beeps, take it out and remove the foil.
  11. Now layer your Lasagna with your Edam Cheese, this will brown nicely.
  12. Place back in the oven uncovered for 25 more minutes till done.
  13. Garnish with fresh parsley.

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