Three Meat Lasagna Recipe

Love meat? Then this three meat lasagna recipe is perfect for you! Truly Italian with two kinds of ham, ground beef, and hard salami, it's a really hearty dish.

A forkful will be all it takes to make you fall in love with lasagna all over again!

(Not that you've ever fallen out of love with lasagna, I mean that is crazy talk!)

Why not make a double recipe and freeze one for another day?

My Three Plus Meat Lasagna Recipe

Serves 4-6

Closeup of meat lasagna

Meat Lasagna Ingredients List

  • 9 or 10 sheets no-precook lasagna, or 1 box dry lasagna, just slightly undercooked and drained
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef, browned (but not dry)
  • 1/4 lb deli ham, sliced thin
  • 1/4 lb mortadella or prosciutto, sliced thin
  • 1/4 lb hard salami, sliced thin
  • 2 cups whole ricotta cheese
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley,chopped - or 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 cup pecorino romano cheese, grated
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Prep for this Heavenly Meat Lasagna Recipe

Combine the ricotta with the chopped parsley, garlic powder and a little bit of salt and pepper (about a tsp each). Pour enough sauce on the bottom of your pan to make a very thin coat. Lay down your first layer of pasta, making sure to overlap each piece with the next.

Next pour on a scoopful of sauce. Make sure that the pasta is adequately covered. Sprinkle the ground beef in a thin layer over it. Spoon the ricotta over the meat layer. This can be a little tricky because the ricotta will stick a little and pull the meat on it, but if you do it gently with the back of a large spoon or spatula it can be done!

At this point you want to start to layer your cold cuts. If you like you can pre-cut these into strips. Or you can leave them as whole slices if you want to make sure each bite of this easy lasagna recipe has a mouthful of each. I like to chop mine up because that way when I break off a piece of lasagna the whole slice of salami doesn't slide out with it.

Layer on a little bit more sauce. Then sprinkle with the grated cheese, and cover the whole thing with the mozzarella.

Repeat this process with another layer of pasta, meat, cheese, meat, cheese, etc.

The final layer should be pasta, sauce and mozzarella.

Cover with foil (spray the top of the foil with cooking spray first so it doesn't stick to the cheese). Pop into a 375 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes. If you like you can transfer the lasagna to the top rack about 5 minutes before it's done and set the oven to broil to brown the top layer of cheese.

Remove the pan from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm.

Sit back and enjoy this easy and decadent and tasty meat lasagna!

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