Baked Three Cheese Lasagna

Elaine Bovender


My husband who doesn't usually care for lasagna loved this recipe. I hope you will, too.

★★★★★ 2 votes
Makes a 9 X 13 pan
25 Min
1 Hr


1 lb
box lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions (i used about 3/4 of the box)
1 jar(s)
spaghetti sauce, 24 ounce size
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 small
box fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced
1 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
sausage, mild or hot
1 large
egg, beaten
1 Tbsp
dried parsley flakes
2 tsp
onion powder
2 tsp
garlic powder
2 c
cottage cheese, small curd
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
4 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded


1Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray, set aside.
2Brown hamburger, sausage and onions and drain well, set aside.
3In a large bowl, beat egg. Stir in parsley flakes, garlic powder and onion powder. Stir in cottage cheese, parmesean cheese, and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and set aside.
4Begin assembling lasagna by spreading a small amount of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of prepared casserole dish. Layer a few of the lasagna noodles to cover bottom.
5On top of noodles, layer one half of the cheese mixture; cover with more noodles. Layer sliced mushrooms. Note: You may also layer spinach, then layer mushrooms on top of spinach, if desired.
6Add about 2/3 of the spaghetti sauce to the hamburger mixture and stir. Layer on top of sliced mushrooms. If mixture seems too dry, you may add a little more spaghetti sauce, but note that the mushrooms will lose moisture as they cook. Cover with another layer of noodles.
7Layer the rest of the cheese mixture on top of noodles. Cover with more noodles. Add the rest of the mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with more parmesan.
8Cover with foil and bake for one hour. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
9Let stand for about 20 minutes before serving. Please note that the fresh mushrooms may lose moisture. If you have some excess water when you cut your first serving, you may just spoon it out and discard.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom