lasagna in a casserole dish
lasagna in a casserole dish

J.R.'s Lasagna

J.R.'s Lasagna
J.R.'s Lasagna


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar traditional Italian sauce
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, undrained
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepper to taste
  • 9 dried lasagna noodles, about 1 pound


Brown ground meat until browned and no longer pink; drain. Add sauce and olives; heat to a simmer.

Combine ricotta, egg, ½ cup Parmesan, mozzarella, and pepper.

Spread a small amount of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13" greased ovenproof dish. Layer ingredients as follows: 3 noodles, ½ of cheese mixture, 1/3 of meat sauce. Repeat with noodles, cheese and meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles and meat sauce. 

Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake in 350°F oven for 1 hour until hot and bubbling in center.

Prep Time:25 min
Cook Time:60 min

Nutrition Facts

per serving

Protein:27 g
Carbohydrate:22 g
Fiber:2 g
Total Fat:20 g
Saturated fat:9 g
Cholesterol:88 mg
Calcium:27% DV
Sodium:563 mg