Beef Lasagna With Ricotta

Lasagna with ricotta is a hearty and delicious meal that the whole family can enjoy. With layers of beef, ricotta, and plenty of cheese, this lasagna will definitely become a favorite weeknight dinner for you and your loved ones.

It’s really a classic for the pasta-loving family, this beef lasagna with ricotta is sure to please. With melted cheese oozing out of every layer, it’s one of those dishes that you can’t just have one bite of! The prep may take a little bit longer than other dishes, but the rewarding results are oh so worth it.

Beef Lasagna With Ricotta

2 from 13 votes
Recipe by Recipe Wonderland Contributors Course: Beef Recipes, Dinner RecipesDifficulty: Medium
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

Beef lasagna with ricotta is a crowd-pleaser. It layered flavors and textures, like rich beefy tomato sauce and creamy cheese, are irresistible. This dish has all the components of a comforting Italian meal that your whole family can enjoy. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead and reheat! Better yet, it can be served as an entrée one night, then repurposed for a lunch or dinner side the next day.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 2 ground beef

  • 8 ounces 8 fresh mushrooms, chopped

  • 4 cloves 4 garlic, minced

  • 7 cups 7 marinara sauce

  • 9 packs 9 lasagna noodles, uncooked

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 parmesan cheese, grated

  • 16 ounces 16 ricotta cheese

  • 3 cups 3 mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add the ground beef to brown for 6 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms, garlic and 1/2 cup of marinara sauce to the skillet and cook until vegetables are soft (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a bowl combine ricotta cheese with parmesan cheese and mix together until combined. Set aside for later use.
  • Spread 1 cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish then layer with three raw lasagna noodles followed by half of the beef mixture from earlier then another cup of marinara sauce followed by half of the ricotta mixture spread evenly over the noodles.
  • Top with another layer of three noodles followed by remaining beef mixture and another cup of marinara sauce finally topping with remaining ricotta cheese.
  • Sprinkle 2 cups mozzarella cheese over top of entire dish.
  • Bake at 375F uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Allow 15 minutes cooling time prior to serving

Notes

  • If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, simply remove from the recipe.

Beef lasagna is the perfect comfort food. Layers of pasta, beef and ricotta cheese baked in a rich tomato sauce create the ultimate combination of cheesy goodness. The tender ground beef and creamy ricotta blend together perfectly for an unbeatable flavor, complemented by herbs like garlic and mushrooms for a delicious Italian taste. Take your time savoring each bite of this hearty classic dish – it’s sure to be an instant family favorite!

It combines three types of cheeses – parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta – plus layers upon layers of yummy goodness that maked it an incredibly satisfying meal for any night in no time! Whether you’re looking for something filling or delicious enough for special occasions, this cheeseburger lasagna does not disappoint!

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