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Three Cheese Lasagna Recipe

You simply can’t go wrong with this classic three cheese lasagna recipe! Layers of parmesan, ricotta, and mozzarella cheeses make for one delicious dinner that is sure to impress. 

3 cheese lasagna with ricotta mozzarella and parmesan cheeses in a casserole dish

Three cheese lasagna is the perfect dinner for any occasion!

It’s a classic recipe that everyone will love. 

This is a great homemade lasagna recipe to try if you have never made it before and is very beginner friendly.

It is always a favorite, and features 3 kinds of cheeses, just like our Three Cheese Baked Ziti.

This recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3 just layer it all up, and bake until you have bubbly cheesy goodness making your house smell like heaven. 

a slice of lasagna

How to make three cheese lasagna

First, we start off with fresh garlic and onion to add extra flavor to the sauce. 

Next, mix up the ricotta cheese, egg, parmesan, oregano, and fresh parsley. 

Now it’s time to layer! 

You will do three layers of the following: lasagna noodles, ricotta parmesan mixture, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese. 

What kind of pasta sauce to use for lasagna

While you can use any kind, I recommend spending a bit extra to get a good quality pasta sauce. The flavor makes a big difference I have found!

a piece of lasagna on a white plate

Once the lasagna is assembled, cover it with foil and bake at 375 degrees until hot and bubbly. 

If you like those crispy edges and a firmer top, remove the foil for the last 5 minutes or so to let the cheese crisp up and get nice and browned.

This step is totally optional though, I also love a nice saucier softer lasagna. 

You can’t go wrong. 

Serve with a little side salad and some crusty garlic bread for a perfect meal!

a piece of lasagna showing all three layers

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Yield: 12 pieces

Three Cheese Lasagna Recipe

vegetarian pasta recipe

Three cheese lasagna with mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta cheeses. This classic meatless lasagna makes an easy and tasty dinner.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 25 oz jar of good quality pasta sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Add garlic and onion to a skillet with a splash of olive oil. Cook over medium high heat for around 10 minutes, until onion is soft. Add sauce, stir, and set aside
  2. In a bowl, stir to combine the freshly grated parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, oregano, egg, and fresh parsley.
  3. Grease a 9 X 13 casserole dish with cooking spray
  4. Add ⅓ cup sauce to the bottom of the dish and spread it out
  5. Add 3 lasagna noodles
  6. Place ½ cup of the ricotta mixture and spread out over the noodles
  7. Add 1 cup of the sauce and spread out over the top
  8. Sprinkle on ½ cup of mozzarella cheese
  9. Add the next layer: 3 noodles, ½ cup ricotta, 1 cup of sauce, and ½ cup of mozzarella
  10. For the final layer, add 3 noodles, the rest of the ricotta, the rest of the sauce, and the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella over the top
  11. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes, until hot and bubbly
  12. For crispy edges and top, remove foil for the last 5 minutes (optional)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 594mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g

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Monday 13th of December 2021

I've never made lasagna before and this recipe sounds delicious. Do I boil the noodles first or put them in uncooked?


Sunday 27th of February 2022

@Joy Shull, can I use the regular lasagna instead of oven ready one? If yes, would the process be the same?

Joy Shull

Thursday 16th of December 2021

This recipe uses oven ready ones, uncooked when they go on :)

Jackie Walker

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Have you made this and frozen and then cooked it? I am freezing it for future(I have a kitchen reno coming up). I'm not sure if I should defrost first ot cook from frozen. It smells amazing!

Joy Shull

Saturday 6th of November 2021

I haven't but I think it would work ok either way! You just may need to adjust the cook time.

Rebecca Greenfield

Thursday 14th of October 2021

Very delicious! Just wish I added some salt to the pasta sauce


Wednesday 27th of November 2019

are the noodles the no boil ones?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

I used regular lasagna noodles.

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