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Momma's Cheesy Lasagna

My mom doesn't settle short when it comes to lasagna. With 5 different cheeses in this recipe, it's loaded with flavor and so delicious. Be sure to have a side salad for some greens and don't forget the garlic bread to dip in as well!!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings


  • Skillet, mixing bowl, baking dish


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 Large Jar Marinara sauce
  • 3 C water
  • 8 oz Lasagna noodles
  • 1/2 C Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 C Ricotta Cheese
  • 4 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/3 tsp garlic salt
  • You can substitute the oregano, parsley, with 1 Tbsp of Italian seasoning if you prefer
  • 8 oz bag of mozzarella shredded cheese
  • 1/2 C parmesan cheese
  • Foil for top of pan


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown the meat in a skillet and then add the marinara sauce and water.
  • If using no-boil noodles, don't boil them! These will make the lasagna less runny. If using regular noodles, boil first and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Mix the cream cheese, ricotta, and cottage cheeses in a bowl together with the spices and egg. Grease a 13x9 pan. Drizzle a small amount of the sauce mixture in the pan, then start layering the noodles, sauce, cheese mix and end with sprinkled mozzarella. Finish with noodles and sprinkle lots of parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 30 minutes covered with foil. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.