Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: The Meatsagna. It has all the goodies: the meat, the cheese, and the sauce, all with the twist of using sliced deli meat as the pasta sheets. Great for sharing meals, but still simple and easy. Enjoy!

5 min

Prep time: 35 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 65 minutes

Yield: serves 4-6 


3/4 cup (2.4 oz) Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1 tbsp parsley

1 lb ground beef

18 oz low sugar marinara

12 oz mozzarella 

12 sliced deli meat (I used turkey breast)

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil (optional)

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, half of the parmesan cheese, and the eggs. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat a tablespoon or two of extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan. Brown the meat, drain the excess fat, and add the marinara sauce. Cook for a few minutes more, and adjust with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

To start the assembly, spread some meat sauce to the bottom of a 9x9 pan.

Step 4

Place the first layer of deli meat, then half of the ricotta mixture, then meat sauce, and lastly, the mozzarella. Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients, saving a little mozzarella to top the lasagna.

Step 5

Finally, cover the surface with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese. 

Step 6

Cook at 350°F (177°C) for 25 minutes. And then broil for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Finally, serve and garnish with some fresh parsley.