I Hate Ricotta Lasagna W/Meat Sauce and 3 Cheeses

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

For those who hate Ricotta Cheese but still want to eat lasagna. A real kid pleaser! I grew up on this, and this is the way my family likes it. (I order lasagna with Ricotta when eating out!) But I do love it this way too! Please feel free to adjust ingredients (veggies, spices, meat) according to your family's preference.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) boxsmall Velveeta cheese, cut into squares
  • 1 (9 ounce) boxno boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 -2 garlic clove
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 (24 ounce) jarbarilla italian spaghetti sauce (1- 1 1/2 jars) or 1 jar your favorite jars spaghetti sauce (1- 1 1/2 jars)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese, as much as you like
  • grated parmesan cheese, as much as you like
  • Italian spices, to taste
  • 3 -5 dashes garlic salt, to taste


  1. Brown meat with onion and garlic; drain.
  2. Return to pan and stir in 3/4 of cooking/spaghetti sauce, 1/2 of the canned tomatoes, garlic salt and Italian Seasonings and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. In 13/9 dish, spread 1/2 cup meat sauce, covering bottom.
  5. Place 4 lasagna noodles lengthwise over sauce, overlapping edges.
  6. Place the Velveeta cheese slices over the noodles, about 4 squares per noodle.
  7. Repeat layers twice, begin and end with noodles.
  8. Combine remaining canned tomatoes with sauce; spread remaining sauce, and sprinkle with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  9. Add more Italian spices if desired.
  10. Cover with foil, bake about 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted through.
  11. Remove the foil, bake for 5 more minutes.
  12. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
  13. Accompany with salad and garlic bread.


Most Helpful

This was very good. The veleveeta melts very creamily (I would never have thought to put velveeta in a lasagna!) and although I like ricotta in my lasagna, this was a great recipe for us because I wanted lasagana but we are out of ricotta! So easy too because you don't have to cook the noodles first. Thanks for a great idea!

SaraFish June 02, 2002

My sons do not care for ricotta - so I was glad to find a good recipe that was cheesy and tasty. I didn't have velveeta, so I used some shredded 4 cheese instead. It came out delicious! Thanks.

NOLAinBlairsville December 13, 2010

I made this for our Sunday family dinner, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The Velveeta seemed a bit rich in this Lasagna, but other than that, my family thought this was very good, and I look forward to making it again.

D. Baker March 23, 2009

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