You have to try the best homemade lasagna recipe ever! This family recipe has been passed down through our family and is a hit every time we make it!

The Best Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Kristi @


  • 1 box of lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium-sized onion
  • 12- ounce tomato paste
  • 24 ounces water
  • 1 package powder spaghetti sauce mix
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • garlic powder or minced garlic

Cheese Mixture Ingredients:

  • 24- ounce ricotta cheese
  • 12- ounce mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, and garlic powder into a separate bowl and mix together well.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  3. Cook lasagna noodles as directed on box.

  4. Cook ground beef with onion (add salt & pepper to taste).

  5. Add garlic powder or minced garlic with salt & pepper to taste into meat while it is cooking.

  6. After ground beef is cooked, add in tomato paste, water, spaghetti sauce mix, simmer for 15-20 mins.

  7. After simmering, start layering w/ meat, noodles, ricotta cheese mix (repeat until cheese mix is gone).

  8. End with meat sauce on top and noodles completely covered.

  9. Cook at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

  10. Let lasagna sit for 10-15 minutes before cutting.