Homemade Lasagna with Venison

Cheesy happiness, also known as homemade lasagna!  This recipe will include four different kinds of cheese, and mix in my favorite meat choice.  Growing-up my family made most recipes with venison.  Venison, pasta, cheese, and tomato sauce are pretty rockin’ together!
Homemade Lasagna with Venison

When I was trying to write a little something for you, my mind felt a wee bit blank.  So I relaxed and a caught a few episodes of my favorite show on Netflix.  Then Huzzah….my mind was not blank anymore!

This recipe, like the show I was watching is my favorite.  See, Buffy The Vampire Slayer is my all-time favorite show on tv EVER!  Or Footloose (the 1984 one with gorgeous Kevin Bacon,) is my top movie choice.  Is it bad that I can recite almost all the lines in Buffy and Footloose…..even when they are not on?

Lasagna recipes are family favorites, everyone has there own spin on this elegant dish.  Like my favorite movie, or TV show, I created a recipe that is my family’s favorite.  My husband used to call this dish…..OKAY….he still does….”My World Famous Lasagna!”

Homemade Lasagna with Venison

Although it is not necessarily world famous, it is still a favorite……AND delicious!!  If you have never tried venison, I highly recommend the lean meat.  My friend the other night said it perfectly, with the cheese and other ingredients, the venison compliments this recipe perfectly!

Homemade Lasagna with Venison

On social media, some of my followers asked for some easy recipes.  This recipe looks and sounds elegant, but is truly easy to make.  One bowl to mix cheeses, one pan to brown venison, and then assemble away!

Yields 20

Homemade Lasagna with Venison

20 minPrep Time

1 hr, 20 Cook Time

1 hr, 40 Total Time

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24 oz. Cottage cheese
15 oz. Ricotta cheese
6 cups (3 bags) Shredded mozzarella cheese (use 1 bag (2cups) in cheese mixture)
1/2 cup Onion, diced
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
3-6 Cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb Venison (or beef) (add salt and pepper when browning venison)
(2) 24 oz. jars Marinara sauce
(2) 12 oz boxes of lasagna noodles, un-boiled
1 1/2 cups (1 bag) Fresh grated parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large bowl - mix together 24 oz cottage cheese, 15 oz ricotta cheese, 2 cups (1 bag) mozzarella cheese, diced onion, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

In medium sauce pan, brown ground venison, add salt and pepper.

In a 9 x 13 pan, or large lasagna casserole dish, cover bottom of pan with marinara sauce, add a layer of dry lasagna noodles, next add cheese mixture, ground venison, and marinara sauce. Add two more layers. End with layer of noodles, top with sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake for about 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on oven.

When you serve dish, top with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese.



A fun, easy recipe!  Do you have a family favorite lasagna recipe?  What is your favorite tv show?  What is your favorite movie?

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  • Tutti Dolci
    There's nothing more comforting than homemade lasagna and yours looks so tasty!
  • kitchenriffs
    I love venison, but almost never have it. When you have to buy it, it's expensive! Love the idea of using it in lasagna -- lasagna is so good to start with, and I'll bet the venison takes to to 11. Good stuff -- thanks.
  • Angie
    I have never had venison. Your lasagna looks mouthwatering, Terra.
  • Hotly Spiced
    I love how you say this is easy to make. I have some lasagne recipes and they have you at the stove all day using no end of pots and pans. I've never tried it with venison but I've heard of all the health benefits of eating it because it's so lean xx
  • The Café Sucré Farine
    Lasagna is one of my favorite dishes, what a fun version!
  • Choc Chip Uru
    What a delicious lasagna recipe, I like how you go heavy on the cheeses :D Cheers CCU http://gobakeyourself.com/
  • cquek
    Totally scrumptious!
    • Thank you so much!!! Cheers:-)
  • Would certainly love to try venison since it seems like a healthy meat.Your lasagna looks and sounds super easy and so delicious!
    • Venison really is healthy, the meat is so lean:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Oh this does sounds delicious! I've never had a venison lasagna, but I would take venison over beef any day! Fabulous recipe Terra!
  • Ooo that sounds wonderful! Venison is hard to find here and really expensive too but I'll keep an eye out for it... O and Buffy is one of our favorite tv shows too!!! And Angel... :)
    • Buffy AND Angel both rock for sure LOL!!! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • My husband love venison! I haven't cooked it at home yet, so we often order it at restaurants. What a nice and fancy lasagna! Looking delicious, Terra!
  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    I've got venison in the freezer and your lasagna sounds like a great way to use some. Thanks for the inspiration.
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    I need to try this world famous lasagna. We always have venison stocked in the freezer since my brother hunts. Pinned!