Loading Video...

Meat and Mushroom Lasagna

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Nutrition Info
Share This Recipe


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 teaspoons ground oregano

One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano

1 teaspoon ground basil

1/4 teaspoon ground fennel

8 ounces portabella mushrooms, chopped

Pinch red pepper flakes

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

One 15-ounce can tomato sauce

1 1/4 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1 cup small curd cottage cheese

One 8-ounce package part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

1 large egg, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves

Zest of 1 lemon

9 whole-wheat oven-ready noodles


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and then add the garlic and onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, oregano, basil and fennel, and then add the mushrooms and red pepper flakes. Stir in the ground beef and cook over medium heat until browned and crumbled. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  3. Mix together the Parmigiano-Reggiano, cottage cheese, 2/3 cup of mozzarella and the egg in a small bowl. Stir in the parsley and lemon zest. 
  4. Spoon one-quarter of the sauce into the bottom of a 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking pan. 
  5. Place 3 uncooked lasagna noodles on top of the sauce without overlapping. Spread half of the cottage cheese mixture over noodles and top with another one-quarter of the sauce. Repeat the layers, ending with sauce, and sprinkle over the remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 45 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving. 
  6. Per Serving: Calories 438; Total Fat 19 grams; Saturated Fat 7.5 grams; Protein 32 grams; Total Carbohydrate 34 grams; Sugar: 6 grams; Fiber 7 grams; Cholesterol 85 milligrams; Sodium 919 milligrams

Fudge Factor

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.