Papa D's Lasagna

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In

"This is a moist lasagna so if you like a firmer texture reduce the amount of beef broth and/or drain the stewed tomatoes Ricotta cheese can be used in place of the cottage cheese."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (568.8 g)
  • Calories 1028.7
  • Total Fat - 42.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 162.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1963.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 83.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 23.6 g
  • Protein - 75.8 g
  • Calcium - 915.4 mg
  • Iron - 8.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step 1

For meat sauce: Over medium high heat sauté onion and garlic in oil until lightly browned. Add beef and brown. Drain.

Step 2

Add remaining ingredients stir to combine and simmer uncovered for 1 hour, salt and pepper to taste, add wine stir and cook an additional 1/2 hour. Skim off any grease that forms during this time. Remove bay leaf.

Step 3

For cheese sauce mix together all ingredients except mozzarella.

Step 4

Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions drain and rinse.

Step 5

In a 9 x 13 casserole dish sprayed with non-stick, spread out a small amount of sauce then place 1/3 of the noodles on the bottom, add 1/3 cheese sauce, 1/3 meat sauce and 1/3 of mozzarella. Repeat layer.

Step 6

Bake in a pre-heated 350º F oven for 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is an awesome lasagna recipe that will be seeing many returns here. Thanks for sharing. Made for the Alphabet Soup Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(28 May 2012)


This is a really great lasagne and the sauce really makes it special. I think that adding the beef broth (something I've never done before) really takes it over the top. I don't traditionally use cottage cheese but I made as written and it wasn't bad! I will probably try it with ricotta but that is a personal preference which takes nothing away from this recipe.

review by:
(1 Feb 2012)


I love this lasagna recipe for so many reasons. First and foremost it tastes heavenly. It's easy to put together, with ingredients I usually have on hand. It cost me much less than many other recipes I've tried. I used parmesan cheese from the green can and it worked for me. The only other change I made was to use 1 1/2 cans of beef broth. Thank you so much for posting Papa_D, you even got my DH liking lasagna! Now that's saying something!

review by:
(10 Dec 2011)