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Easy Beef Lasagna Recipe (Meat Lasagna)
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Best Beef Lasagna

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

This easy beef lasagna recipe is loaded with meat and 4 types of cheese: mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar and ricotta. It's an easy weeknight dinner and can also be frozen for later. 

Servings: 9 Servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Calories: 704 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1.5 pound Ground beef
  • 1 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger Finely grated
  • 6 oz Tomato paste
  • 28 oz Diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Oregano Dried
  • 1 tbsp Basil Dried
  • 1 tsp Red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary Dried
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme Dried
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 15 Lasagna strips
  • 5 cups Shredded cheese Combination of mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar
  • 15 oz Ricotta cheese


  1. Boil lasagna strips in salted water, according to box instructions and keep aside. Make sure to spray them with some oil so they don't stick together. 

  2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. 

  3. Add onion, garlic, ginger and saute until fragrant.

  4. Add beef and cook until meat is brown and fully cooked through. Drain fat. 

  5. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, red chili flakes, paprika, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper and mix everything together.

  6. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil. Then, reduce heat and and simmer for a few minutes until some liquid is reduced and you are satisfied with the consistency. 

  7. Spray oil in an oven-safe baking dish (Dimensions: 9x13). 

  8. Line 3 boiled lasagna strips. Then, top it off with shredded cheese, spoonfuls of ricotta and some meat sauce. Top this off with 3 more layers of lasagna strips. Repeat the layers as before.

  9. Top it all off with more shredded cheese.

  10. Cover with aluminum foil and Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10-15 minutes until cheese is browned on top. You can also use "broil" feature for this. 

  11. Garnish with dried parsley and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave. 
Nutrition Facts
Best Beef Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 704 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 646mg27%
Potassium 810mg23%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 1175IU24%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 485mg49%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.