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Mom’s Lasagna: Easy 10 Step Recipe

Mom’s lasagna recipe is one that I’m so excited to share with you today. This is an easy 10 step recipe for her wonderful homemade lasagna! Stay tuned to see how you can make this meal for your own family!

I joke that my mom’s 10 step lasagna is why my husband married me. Except…when we got married, I couldn’t make it quite like my mom. Ok, I couldn’t make it like my mom at all.

Now I know, 4 years later, that my brother and husband called it lasagna dip behind my back for the entire first year of our marriage. Thanks, guys.

Apparently the flavor was delicious…texture, not so much. Now that I have perfected my mom’s lasagna, I wanted to share it with ya’ll.

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I make this as a venison lasagna recipe, however feel free to use whatever meat that you prefer!

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Here are the steps to make lasagna.

Mom’s 10 Step Lasagna 

  1. Brown your ground beef..venison..etc. Stir in sauce, spices and let simmer. I use venison for almost everything, but you can use any ground meat that you like.
Cooking ground venison for easy lasagna recipe.

2. Add approximately 1/2 of sauce mixture to 9×13″ greased pan

Ground venison for Mom's lasagna recipe.

3. Add a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles

Layers of ground meat and lasagna noodles.

4. Add egg into cottage cheese, mix together (I mix mine in the cottage cheese container)

Cottage cheese ready to be applied to the homemade lasagna recipe.

5. Add egg/cottage cheese mixture as next layer

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Cottage cheese layer on Mom's lasagna recipe.

6. Add another layer of uncooked lasagna noodles

Uncooked lasagna noodles layered on Mom's lasagna 10 step recipe.

7. Add remaining sauce, cover with foil, cook at 350 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until noodles are cooked.

Ground venison lasagna

8. Cook uncovered for approximately 10 minutes

9. Remove lasagna from oven, cover with shredded cheese, place back in oven until cheese is fully melted

Shredded cheese on mom's lasagna recipe.

10. Enjoy!

Melted cheese on mom's lasagna recipe.

I’d love to know how you enjoyed this lasagna recipe if you try it out on your own! Let me know below!

Mom’s Easy Lasagna

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 Package Lasagna Noodles Uncooked
  • 1 8 oz. can of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef or venison
  • 1 8 oz. Container Cottage Cheese Small Curd
  • 1 8 oz. Package Shredded Italian Cheese
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Salt


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Brown ground beef. Note: I use venison-you can use any ‘ground’ meat you like
  3. Drain beef, add back to low heat
  4. Stir in spaghetti sauce, salt, pepper and garlic salt to ground beef
  5. Allow sauce mixture to simmer for 5-10 minutes, slowly stirring
  6. Add half of sauce mixture to greased 9×13″ pan
  7. Add layer of lasagna noodles on top of sauce mixture, making sure to cover edges Note: you may have to break some noodles in half to make them fit
  8. Whisk 1 egg into cottage cheese
  9. Add cottage cheese/egg mixture as next layer
  10. Add layer of lasgna noodles on top of cottage cheese mixture, making sure to cover edges
  11. Add remaining sauce mixture as next layer
  12. Cover pan with foil
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Note: Use a fork to see if lasagna noodles are soft, when noodles are soft at edges and in middle, remove from oven.
  14. Remove pan from oven, remove foil
  15. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for 10 minutes.
  16. Remove pan from oven, spread entire 8oz. of shredded cheese across lasagna.
  17. Place back in oven until cheese completely melts.
  18. Remove from oven, let rest for approximately 10 minutes. Cut and serve!
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Thanks for sharing this lasagna recipe! It looks like it would be a family favorite around here!

Allison Lancaster

Wednesday 21st of June 2017


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Tuesday 26th of July 2016

[…] now, you all know that I love a quick and easy dinner. When it comes to dinner prep, anything that makes my life easier…I am all in! While I have […]

Mardene Carr

Saturday 28th of May 2016

This looks really good...I still have yet to try lasagna and I am probably the only person on this group who has never had it...LOL

Lisa Joy Thompson

Saturday 21st of May 2016

This looks amazing! I wonder if I could make it with zucchini instead of noodles. I'm not sure if it would be as good, but I bet it would still be pretty amazing!

brianna george

Friday 20th of May 2016

Lasagna is one of those things that is a special occasion food. Our recipe costs bout $50 to make lasagna:)

Loving Living Lancaster

Friday 20th of May 2016

Oh wow! I bet is delicious though!