Trisha Yearwood's Cowboy Lasagna is packed full of ground beef, sausage, pepperoni, fire roasted tomatoes, and layered with cheese and noodles for one delicious lasagna!
On Saturday and Sunday mornings you can catch me watching cooking shows on Food Network. It’s fun to test and try out new recipes from different Food Network chefs. I’ll also share the recipe on here with you guys as well if I think it’s worthy it! Like this lasagna recipe from Trisha Yearwood.
Trisha has been one of my favorites to follow for a while now and I’m still watching her. This recipe was shared back in 2015 and her show is still on the air today. I absolutely love this cowboy lasagna recipe of hers because it has one of my favorite ingredients to cook with and that is sausge. It’s really easy to make this recipe lower in calories as well by substituting a few changes.
What Ingredients do I need?
In this section, you can find substitutes or suggestions for certain ingredients. I also will try and list out what the ingredients' purpose is for.
Trisha Yearwood’s Cowboy lasagna the way the recipe is written is pretty high in points. With just a few changes you can help lower the points by quite a bit just using extra lean ground beef or turkey pepperoni. If you aren’t following WW just make this recipe as written.
Ground Beef - use 93% or 96% lean ground beef, can also use ground turkey
Sausage - Turkey sausage instead of regular or pork
Pepperoni - use turkey
Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella, and Parmesan - try and find a low-fat or fat-free version cheese
By switching out the dairy and beef products to a leaner or fat-free version the points per slice will come out 13. serving size is 1 slice.
How to make Trisha Yearwood’s Cowboy Lasagna
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In a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, add the oil and lightly brown the ground beef and sausage. Be sure to keep the meat chunky, not finely separated, while cooking. Add the pepperoni, tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic, onion and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions and drain.
In the bottom of a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan, spread a layer of the prepared sauce. Top with a layer of the lasagna noodles and the ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat, ending with the sauce, noodles and cheeses.
Bake until lightly browned and bubbling, about 40 minutes. Allow the dish to stand for 15 minutes before serving. Cut the lasagna into 3-inch squares.
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Trisha Yearwood's Cowboy Lasagna
- Prep Time: 35 min
- Total Time: 2 hrs
- Yield: 12 1x
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef chuck
- 1 pound sage-flavored sausage, in bulk or removed from casing
- 1 pound sliced pepperoni
- One 16-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
- One 12-ounce can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- Pinch salt
- Pinch freshly ground black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 16 ounces lasagna noodles
- 16 ounces ricotta cheese
- 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup grated Parmesan
- In a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, add the oil and lightly brown the ground beef and sausage. Be sure to keep the meat chunky, not finely separated, while cooking. Add the pepperoni, tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic, onion and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions and drain.
- In the bottom of a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan, spread a layer of the prepared sauce. Top with a layer of the lasagna noodles and the ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat, ending with the sauce, noodles and cheeses.
- Bake until lightly browned and bubbling, about 40 minutes. Allow the dish to stand for 15 minutes before serving. Cut the lasagna into 3-inch squares and serve.
- Adapted from "Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood" by Trisha Yearwood
My WW Personal Points: 15 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
FYI I substituted some of her ingredients for healthier options
- Category: Easy
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 884
- Sugar: 6
- Fat: 69
- Saturated Fat: 25
- Unsaturated Fat: 17
- Carbohydrates: 22
- Fiber: 7
- Protein: 59
Kelli A says
WOW! Super delicious! The pepperoni adds such a great kick! I also added mushrooms to the sauce, and topped lasagna with sliced black olives! My husband even got up in the middle of night to have more! He never does that!
To die for!!!! Love it!!!!!
Loved this! This was enough to make 2 9x9 pans-- one for now, and another to freeze for all those smaller families out there!
DO you put sauce in between all the layers or just the bottom and top?
Hey ignorant far, you just made my day! Thanks!
ignorant fart says
Hey, all you ignorant sons of farts, here's the lowdown:
1. Freeze it whenever you want. Unlike baked goods, freezing will not affect your finished product. Just bring to room temperature, then bake as prescribed.
2. Any pasta will do, even ziti.... It's pasta layered with sauce and cheese, baked. Duh.
3. If you want to make this with unboiled noodles, make sure your sauce is watery, like diarrhea, to ensure that the pasta has enough water to cook, and that the rest of the dish has enough moisture to delight your palate................
4. All in all, make sure you have a deep enough dish (3+ inches deep). This allows for the absolute farts to make any mistake and still have an edible product.
trisha yearwood s cowboy lasagna. Super meaty sauce and 3 cheeses. Gary had a huge piece and went back for 2nds!
Can you use no boil lasagna noodles and just bake it in the oven? If yes, is the baking time? Thanks
I've never tried it with spaghetti noodles, but I am sure that would work.
J Larsen says
This recipe sounds delicious, but can I use spaghetti instead of lasagna noodles ?