Lasagna with Meat and Without

I have so many weaknesses when it comes to food. I LOVE TO EAT but I love to cook  more. Being able to change your normal meals and make them a little bit more dazzling is so much fun to me. So I hope that you will try this recipe and then tweak it and make it your own.

There are so many different ways you can make lasagna and all of them are delicious. I love making lasagna because we always have so much leftover. Not to mention the ingredients have had time to marinate together and by the time you dig in the next day the flavors are bursting with goodness.

Now go get those pots and pans out. Its time to cook so put fear aside and just mix some of your favorite veggies together and add your sauce.

My favorite go to is listed here in detail.  I always make 3/4 with meat and the rest meatless. I also have to have a 3 layer lasagna, it looks beautiful when it is served on a beautiful plate. I plate my lasagna with a side salad and garlic bread because that is a must!

Bake on 375 wrapped tightly with foil for 40 min and uncover for 20 minutes. Let stand for 30 minutes and then slice and serve


  • Oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 3 lbs of meat
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 head of broccoli florets
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces of mozzarella
  • 8 ounces of cheddar cheese
  • your choice of seasonings
  • 2 cans of pasta sacue ( my favorite is Bartoli)
  • olive oil

No need to boil your noodles if you bought the already baked noodles. So go right to adding olive oil to a hot pan and meat. Season to taste, and remove when cooked though out. Add veggies and more olive oil to the pan, once veggies are sautéed add sauce.

First layer, add meat and veggie mix, half of the cottage cheese mozzarella and cheddar cheese and repeat until you get to the top layer. The top layer will consist of everything with the exception of cottage cheese. cover with foil and bake on 375degrees for 40 minutes then remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Let it cool for 15 minutes and enjoy.

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I am honored

~Bella Donna~

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