This easy Lasagna Casserole has all the flavors of traditional Lasagna including a delicious meat sauce including ground pork, cheese sauce and pasta! Top it with a little more cheese and you have a delicious dinner recipe. We love the Mafalda pasta especially the kids! It makes a delicious freezer meal or a quick dinner time recipe on a busy weeknight. Every single bite of this Lasagna Casserole is AMAZING and you won’t be able to stop with one plate!
This Lasagna Casserole post is sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. All text and opinions are my own.
I love a good, hearty casserole for dinner like this Cheesy Ham Casserole, Meatball Sub Casserole or Poppy Seed Chicken so good! There’s something about it that brings me back to childhood. My kids refer to it as Hot Dish of course because live in Minnesota! They also love it and frequently ask for it. When I made this Lasagna Casserole recipe it was devoured. Layers of pasta, meat sauce, cheese and I can’t stop with one dish that’s for sure!
Add in a tossed salad and homemade bread sticks and you have a meal that everyone is going to love and ask for frequently.
As most of you all know, I’m a farm girl originally and the farm is still near and dear to my heart. When I was growing up we raised everything from sheep, to hogs to cattle and it was part of life! We also were crop farmers and still are. Well, my Dad and brother are! I just morally support them by bringing things like this delicious Lasagna Casserole out to the field during the harvest time.
It seems they always love a good casserole recipe!
We have changed gears on our family farm to producing the feed like soybeans and corn that hogs eat in their feed, but I still love promoting both sides of the farming industry. I know from growing up on a farm that farming is truly a passion and not a “job” you clock in and out of. It’s all consuming and part of your entire family’s life.
There wasn’t a night that we didn’t talk farming around the table as we ate dinner, or “supper, as we call it in the Midwest. I also knew what the prices of the crops or animals were, what was going on in daily life on the farm and what triumphs and losses my Dad was experiencing.
Like I said, farming is in my soul and I love sharing the amazing world of it with everyone. I was so blessed to grow up and have roots on a family farm.
That’s why I’m excited to share with you a little about the Iowa Pork Producers today!
First of all, did you know that one-third of all the pork raised in the U.S. comes from Iowa? That’s amazing! Plus, most of the pork raised on those farms in Iowa is eaten right here in the United States.
Every time you pick up pork from a grocery store across the United States, you are supporting family farms in Iowa. Now that right there is awesome!
Family farms are the key to pork production across Iowa.
Now onto making that Lasagna Casserole which I choose to make with ground pork sausage instead of ground beef because I love the flavor that the ground pork gives it.
Ground pork sausage is also more economical to buy than ground beef, so this Mom of three loves that too! If you are on a budget try subbing ground pork sausage out in some of your recipes you make for a more budget friendly choice, plus it gives recipes a delicious new flavor twist!
If you want more spice in this Lasagna Casserole I highly recommend subbing out the ground pork sausage with Italian Sausage.
Unfortunately, I have three little mouths that say no to that!
Quick Tips to Make Lasagna Casserole
- Love ricotta cheese in your lasagna? Sub the cottage cheese for ricotta!
- Can’t find Mafalda pasta? Any pasta can be substituted!
- Want more spice? Sub the ground pork sausage for Italian Sausage!
- This is a great freezer meal! Cover it with foil and pop it in the freezer. When you are ready to use it take it out the night before, place it in the fridge and then bake it the next day. It will require a longer baking time of 45-60 minutes if it has been frozen.
Ingredients Need to Make Lasagna Casserole
- ground pork sausage
- onion chopped
- pasta sauce
- mafalda pasta
- Mozzarella cheese
- cottage cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- dried parsley flakes
How to Make Lasagna Casserole
In a large skillet brown sausage and onion. During last minute of cooking add in minced garlic and cook for and additional minute or until fragrant. Drain grease off sausage mixture.
Add pasta sauce, salt and pepper to skillet. Simmer for 5 minutes.
While you are browning sausage cook pasta to al dente following directions on box. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl combine eggs, 1 c. Mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and Parsley flakes. Stir until combined. Add pasta to mixture and stir until combined
Lightly spray a 9’’ x 13’’ casserole dish with non-stick spray. Spread pasta mixture on bottom of casserole dish. Top with meat mixture and then sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese over the top. Cover with foil.
Place casserole in preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling around edges and cheese is melted.
Remove from oven, let sit 5-10 minutes and then serve.
This Lasagna Casserole recipe is a must try casserole recipe!
I can almost guarantee it will be a hit in your house just like mine!
More Great Pork Recipes
- Baked Pork Chops with Parmesan Garlic Noodles
- Crock Pot Pulled Pork
- Pork Ramen Stir Fry
- Garlic Baked Pork Chops
- Sheet Pan Parmesan Pork Chops and Vegetables
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Lasagna Casserole Recipe
- 1 lb ground pork sausage
- ¼ c. onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 jar pasta sauce 24 oz
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 lb mafalda pasta
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 2 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese divided
- 2 c. cottage cheese
- ⅓ c. Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large skillet brown sausage and onion about 7-10 minutes or until cooked through. During last minute of cooking add in minced garlic and cook for and additional minute or until fragrant. Drain grease off sausage mixture.
- Add pasta sauce, salt and pepper to skillet. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- While you are browning sausage cook pasta to al dente following directions on box. Drain and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine eggs, 1 c. Mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and Parsley flakes. Stir until combined. Add pasta to mixture and stir until combined
- Lightly spray a 9’’ x 13’’ casserole dish with non-stick spray. Spread pasta mixture on bottom of casserole dish. Top with meat mixture and then sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese over the top. Cover with foil.
- Place casserole in preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling around edges and cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven, let sit 5-10 minutes and then serve.