Simple Meaty Lasagna


They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, if that’s the case, then I got my man by the aorta with this lasagna.

Cheesy, meaty, tomato-y goodness, all in one delicious dish… what a perfect meal to make on Sunday and enjoy the leftovers for days to come! (If you have any leftovers, that is…)


Let’s talk about the components of a great lasagna. First we have the sauce- it’s gotta be good. This one starts out with the classic base of onions and garlic, gets a nice dose of ground beef and pork, and is rounded out by a splash of heavy cream and a combination of both diced and pureed tomatoes.

Next, we have the noodles- I don’t know about you, but I think no-boil lasagna noodles are the best thing since, well, regular-boil lasagna noodles. And they’re a heck of a lot easier to handle. I used Barilla no-boil noodles based on a recommendation from America’s Test Kitchen (where this recipe comes from), and they worked perfectly.

On top of that, we have the cheeeeeese- a combo of ricotta, parmesan, fresh basil and mozzarella, with an egg for a creamy consistency- that lends lasagna its signature luscious flavor.


I feel a little weird copying a recipe verbatim from a source that charges for their content, so I encourage you to definitely check out the recipe for this delicious lasagna over at America’s Test Kitchen. If you aren’t a member, don’t worry- you can sign up for a free 14-day trial and you can access all of their content including recipes, product taste tests, and videos. I don’t think it’s all that much for a year’s subscription, so if you’re like me and constantly seeking their recommendations for products and recipes, it might be worth the cost!


Other notes… we said yes to the dress this weekend! The flower girl’s dress, that is… so much fun seeing our little flower girl in teensy cute white dresses. I also picked up some more materials for the invitations and for our upcoming engagement photo shoot on Sunday… eeek! This Saturday I’m also trying on my own white dress for the first fitting… I cannot wait!

By the way, did anyone catch the Super Moon last night? That was some crazy stuff. Gotta love nature.

Happy Eating 🙂

P.S. I am in no-way compensated by America’s Test Kitchen- I just love their content and wanted to share a really great recipe from them!


  1. says

    That looks so hearty and beautiful! Strangely, I have never made a homemade lasagna. But I just heard about no-boil noodles recently and that may just have me on board!

    • Mallory says

      Thank you for the kind words Bettie! Honestly I’m not a huge fan of shortcuts in the kitchen but this is one I definitely support! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    No-boil noodles are a life-saver as far as I’m concerned- since I feel that waiting for noodles to boil is akin to watching paint dry!
    My man is ob-sessed with lasagna and I’m always looking for variations. ATK recipes are always so foolproof, totally worth the subscription!

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