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I know last week I said I’d share the pot roast recipe but we had to run into town last minute that night so it’s been rescheduled for this week so next week that recipe will be featured.

Lasagna is a very customizable recipe but the basic steps are always the same. Layer noodles, pasta sauce, and cheese. Usually 3 or 4 layers high and then bake.

Our recipe is no different. It’s a modified version of the recipe that used to be on the back of the American Beauty brand of lasagna noodles.

Lasagna Steps


Nothing like a homemade lasagna. Your favorite pasta sauce, with or without meat, blends perfectly with the creamy ricotta mixture.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 735 kcal


  • 9 lasagna noodles can use 12 if you want more pasta
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese


  • 26 oz pasta sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Morton Nature’s Seasons Seasoning Blend

Ricotta Mixture

  • 32 oz ricotta
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Morton Nature’s Seasons Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook noodles as directed on package.

Make sauce

  • While noodles are cooking, saute onion, bell pepper and minced garlic in a medium sauce pan. Add ground beef. Cook until brown. Season ground beef with salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and season all. Stir pasta sauce into ground beef. Simmer 5-10 minutes.

Make ricotta mixture

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine ricotta, season all, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, Parmesan, and 2 tbsps of mozzarella cheese. Stir in beaten egg until well combined.

Make Lasagna

  • In a casserole dish, lay 3 lasagna noodles. Cover with 1/3 of the ricotta cheese, 1/3 of the sauce, and 1/3 of the remaining mozzarella cheese. Repeat to create 3 layers in the pan.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Keyword casserole, freezer friendly, kid friendly

Weekly Menu Plan

Here’s what we’ll be having this week. We had a few nights pushed from last week so I don’t have a full week. It’s on the calendar to finish tonight.


  • Chili cheese dogs, chili cheese fries
  • Leftovers (probably two meals)


By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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