Cream Cheese Lasagna recipe

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This Cream Cheese Lasagna recipe is my secret weapon for impressing my friends and family. I felt it was high time I shared the recipe, so they can make this whenever they want! 

This is a really easy recipe to make! Traditional lasagna recipes are made with ricotta cheese but I prefer the smooth creamy texture of cream cheese in this recipe. Serve this with Cheesy Breadsticks and a side salad for a delicious balanced meal!

Cream cheese lasagna in a white casserole dish with parsley

Cream Cheese Lasagna


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How To Make Lasagna With Cream Cheese

To make this delicious lasagna recipe:

  1. PREP: Make the meat sauce and cream cheese mixtures.
  2. LAYER: Layer the lasagna beginning with the sauce, then noodles, then cream cheese mixture. Repeat, then end with cheese.
  3. BAKE: Bake the lasagna covered for 20 minutes, then uncovered for 15 more minutes to brown the cheese.

Cream cheese lasagna on a white plate with a fork and parsley

Serve These With Lasagna:

Lasagna goes with just about everything! It’s a super heavy meal, so a light caesar salad and garlic bread (or breadsticks) make the perfect combination.

Lasagna goes perfectly with just about any salad you can think of, really. Roasted asparagus or other veggies also make perfect side dishes that won’t outshine this perfect cream cheese lasagna!

I love that this recipe doesn’t call for ricotta, I think you will too!!

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Cream cheese lasagna in a white casserole dish with parsley
4 from 33 votes
Servings: 6
Cream Cheese Cheese Lasagna recipe
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
Author: Holly
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Cheese Lasagna

 This Cream Cheese Lasagna recipe is my secret weapon for impressing my friends and family. For the longest time I wouldn’t share the recipe because I loved people asking me to make it for them. However, since I have moved away from my friends I felt it was high time I shared the recipe, so they can make this whenever they want!

  • 1 lb ground meat I prefer to use sausage but you can use anything you like, cooked and crumbled
  • 24 oz pasta sauce your favorite
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella divided
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 lasagna noodles cooked and drained
  1. Mix together your favorite pasta sauce, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, and cooked ground meat and set this mixture aside. (season to taste)
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add cream cheese, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, and sour cream.
  3. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, ladle out a bit of sauce to slightly cover the bottom of the baking dish.

  5. Lay 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.
  6. Using half of the cream cheese mixture, spread across the noodles evenly.
  7. Using half of the pasta sauce mixture, spread across the noodles evenly.
  8. Repeat and use the rest of the cream cheese mixture, noodles, and sauce.
  9. Top with remaining shredded mozzarella.
  10. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove foil and cook for another 10 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned and bubbly.
  12. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 710, Fat: 49g, Saturated Fat: 25g, Cholesterol: 159mg, Sodium: 1289mg, Potassium: 796mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 35g, Vitamin A: 1635%, Vitamin C: 8.3%, Calcium: 489%, Iron: 3.5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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25 comments on “Cream Cheese Lasagna recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We loved this recipe and will definitely be having it again. It’s definitely something that can be served when having guests. 

  2. Are you suppose to cook the noodles first? My noodles came out extremely hard still. 

  3. Can you make this without the meat?

  4. Could I make this lasagna the day before hand and put it in the fridge until I cook it the following day? 

  5. 5 stars
    I love lasagna and I always bought the frozen kind, when I tried this recipe, it is easy to make and Very delicious. My son loved it and my friend quickly ask for the recipe. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  6. if you like lasagna soup, it is good recipe.  It was a lot of work to just throw in the garbage.

    • I’m so sorry this lasanga didn’t work for you Donna. We’ve made it several times with great success, as have other readers.

    • 5 stars
      Donna, mine came out soupy (but still delicious) but once you let the lasagna sit/rest, it thickens… and is no longer soupy!

    • I never cover my lasagna when cooking it, it creates too much steam which can make it soupy. It also helps to cook the ground meat before adding it.

  7. Love it dont have any ricartta cheese so thank you so letting me know I can use cream cheese an sour cream

  8. How many people does this serve?

  9. 5 stars
    I have super severe and awful migraines that send me to the ER at least once a year, and they’re triggered by things like red wine and “fancy” cheese (anything that’s not mild cheddar or moz), it’s such a lame condition! I have always been a fan of lasagna, but every time I had it growing up, I got sick, so I’ve avoided it for YEARS. That is, until I came across this recipe. I just made it tonight and my husband and I are in love with it, oh my gosh! It’s FANTASTIC and I’m surprised I never thought to substitute the ricotta with this before. You are a genius and an angel and I get to have my lasagna back!! Seriously, the BEST lasagna either of us has ever had. A hundred times thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

  10. Looks delicious! Can you tell me if it freezes well?

  11. Going to try this, it sounds delicious. Our family lasagna maker passed away unexpectantly 7 years ago. He was my son, he is greatly missed everyday. I tried a few times to make it but it was always too dry. Ill let you know how things go after I’ve tried this recipe. Thank You for sharing.

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