5-Cheese Meaty Lasagna

5-Cheese Meaty Lasagna

Enjoy this month’s kitchen-tested recipe – the 5-Cheese Meaty Lasagna!

To save time, prepare the meat sauce ahead of time or use your favorite store-bought sauce instead.

Fortunately, the meat sauce recipe referred to below can be made in large batches that freeze beautifully for future use. For best results with this meat sauce recipe, pulse 4 cups of the chunky meat sauce in a food processor prior to using.

TIP: The key to keeping lasagna from getting soupy is to make sure your noodles are thoroughly dried before assembling.

Prep time: 20 minutes (+ 20 minutes to rest)
Cook time: 50-55 minutes
Serves: 4-6


4 c. meat sauce (separate recipe included)
12 whole lasagna noodles, cooked according to package instructions
1 24 oz. container ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
4 T. Italian seasoning, divided
½ c. fresh parsley, chopped, plus extra for garnish
2 t. kosher salt
1 t. black pepper
1 8 oz. package shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
1 8 oz. package shredded Gruyère cheese, divided
¾ c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, divided
¾ c. Asiago cheese, freshly grated, divided


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1. Place the top oven rack in the center position and set temperature to 375°F.

2. In a large glass bowl, combine ricotta cheese, beaten egg, 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning, and fresh parsley. Stir to combine.

3. Spray a 13 x 9” glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Add enough meat sauce to cover the bottom of the pan and then cover with 3 lasagna noodles. Top with an even layer of the ricotta cheese mixture, followed by a layer of shredded mozzarella and Gruyère cheese, using equal amounts of each. Finish with a layer of grated Parmesan and Asiago cheese, also in equal amounts.

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4. Repeat this process three more times: meat, noodles, ricotta mixture, shredded cheeses, and grated cheeses. Sprinkle the remaining Italian seasoning across the final layer.

5. Loosely cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

You may also celebrate National Lasagna Day with this delicious kitchen-tested recipes now!


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