Beef and sausage lasagna

Beef and sausage lasagna; Comforting winter food. Image: Carla Zinkfontein

Beef and sausage lasagna: Creamy, cheesy winter comfort food

Oozing melted cheese and creamy deliciousness, this beef and sausage lasagna is the ultimate winter comfort food recipe.

Beef and sausage lasagna

Beef and sausage lasagna; Comforting winter food. Image: Carla Zinkfontein

Comfort food at its best! This beef and sausage lasagna is the ultimate comfort meal on a cold and rainy winter’s day. Loaded with creamy flavours and oozing melted cheese, this pasta dish is an old favourite that never gets old no matter how many times you prepare it.

This recipe plays around with alternative flavours that will have you smacking your lips in delight. Instead of just using minced beef, it also includes Italian sausages for another dimension of flavour. This recipe also includes a delicious ricotta cheese mixture to add to this indulgent meal.

Alternatives to your beef and sausage lasagna

If you want to take a break from meat, why not prepare a delicious spinach lasagna? This is a highly recommended vegetarian dish.

Want to ditch red meat? Make a chicken lasagna. Instead of preparing red sauce going with the red meat, try a creamy white sauce that will pair excellently with spinach and chicken.

Let us know in the comments of this recipe which lasagna option is your favourite.

Beef and sausage lasagna recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Carla Zinkfontein Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 12 12 lasagne sheets

  • 4 cups 4 mozzarella cheese shredded and divided

  • ½ cup parmesan cheese shredded and divided

  • Tomato sauce
  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • ½ pound Italian sausage

  • 1 onion diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 36 ounces 36 pasta sauce

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Italian seasoning

  • Cheese mixture
  • 2 cups 2 ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped

  • 1 egg beaten


  • Heat oven to 180°C. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water and set aside.
  • Brown beef, sausage, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  • Stir in pasta sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Make Cheese Mixture by combining 1 ½ cups mozzarella, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, ricotta, parsley, and egg.
  • Add 1 cup of meat sauce to a 9×13 pan.
  • Top with 3 lasagna. Layer with ⅓ of the Cheese Mixture and 1 cup of meat sauce. Repeat twice more. Finish with 3 lasagna topped with the remaining sauce.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Uncover, sprinkle with remaining cheese (2 ½ cups mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup parmesan), and bake an additional 15 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Broil 2-3 minutes if desired.
  • Rest 10-15 minutes before cutting.


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