Lena’s Lasagna

I have had people say that they don’t like lasagna and like this one. Really simple too. Works great with meat eaters or as a vegetarian lasagna.

• 1.5 lbs. of meat
• 1 clove garlic – minced
• salt & pepper to taste
• 1 T sugar
• 2 T butter
• 2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
• 8 oz lasagna noodles
• 3 oz Cream cheese
• 1 cup sour cream
• Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

  1. Melt butter. Brown meat, garlic, salt and pepper in butter. Add sugar and tomatosauce and simmer for 18 minutes.
  2. Cook noodles and set aside.
  3. Mix cream cheese and sour cream.
  4. Take a 9” x 13” pan and put a little sauce in bottom to keep noodles from sticking. Layer Noodles, cheese, meat sauce. Layer twice or until noodles are gone.
  5. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.


  • I’ve used beef, buffalo, turkey, and substituted veggies (like mushrooms, squash, and eggplant) for the meat.
  •  I will also sometimes add a can of diced tomatoes to the sauce. Or you can cheat and use a jar of spaghetti sauce instead of making your own. It’s not quite as good as making it from scratch, but is really good and speeds up the recipe. Classico is a good non/sweet brand to use.
  • I love garlic and usually add several cloves instead of just one.
  • You can use any kind of cheese of course, but somehow the cheddar is REALLY good on this. Different, but great! But, use whatever you have on hand.

Posted in on November 27, 2008
Recipe entered by: Lena


  1. Andrea B on December 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

    From an Italian who Loves Italian food. This was absolutely awesome!!!

    Thanks bunches and I can’t wait to try it myself.

  2. Sheryl on December 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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