vegetable meat lasagna in a dish by a cutting board with bread

Vegetable Meat Lasagna

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Lasagna is one of my daughter’s favorite meals. I love to make it for her and this vegetable meat lasagna is her favorite. I know it will be a family favorite for you as well.

Vegetable Meat Lasagna in a pan and a slice cut out on a plate

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Making a casserole that can be put in the oven when you get home from work is a great way to have meal prep done. This vegetable meat lasagna can be frozen or made the night before and stored in the refrigerator. I love make-ahead meals.

vegetable meat lasagna in a casserole dish by a cutting board with a knife and a loaf of bread

When I make lasagna, I at least double the recipe, but usually quadruple it. I can put it in storage containers that can go straight from the freezer to the oven and bake. When I have a night that I’m too busy or don’t feel like cooking, I can grab one out and get it cooking with almost no effort. My friend always says my freezer is magic because it has so many great surprises.

I love making things like spaghetti sauce that can be enhanced with a variety of vegetables for more nutrition. Check out more about hiding vegetables for picky eaters

ingredients onions, garlic, riccota cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, lasanga noodles, ground beef, olive oil, kohlrabi and oven roasted tomato sauce

You can buy store-bought spaghetti sauce for this lasagna or for some outstanding flavor, you can make your own like I do in this post. Check out my oven roasted tomato sauce too.

Lasagna pan with a layer of meat spaghetti sauce on the bottom
Lasagna pan with single layer of cooked lasagna noodles on bottom

Kohlrabi pasta

Why did I choose kohlrabi you might ask? I LOVE it. It’s my very favorite vegetable and it tastes great in this dish. You can substitute broccoli or cauliflower for the kohlrabi or even grate up other vegetables like carrots and squash for another delicious variety. I have found everything tastes great in lasagna! I love it with mushrooms as well.

Dicing kohrabi on cutting board

Lasagna recipe with vegetables and meat

You can even substitute zucchini for the noodles in this vegetable meat lasagna. Just slice the zucchini long ways in thin strips and use it raw like you would the cooked noodles. You can use carrot slices, yellow squash, butternut squash, or eggplant as well. (I would par-cook the butternut or eggplant in some rapidly boiling water for about 10 minutes first.)

lasagna pan layered with ingredients as it's being built
lasana pan layered with noodles spaghetti sauce, vegetables and cheese
completed lasagna ready to go in oven
vegetable meat lasagna in a dish by a cutting board with bread
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5 from 1 vote

Vegetable Meat Lasagna

Warm, comforting, rich lasagna full of vegetables and meaty flavor. A real crowd pleaser.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna with added vegetables, meat lasagna, vegetable meat lasagna
Servings: 12
Author: Christina


  • 1 pkg lasagna noodles
  • 1 bunch baby spinach
  • 2 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 qt spaghetti sauce
  • 2 c ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 c grated mozzarella cheese


  • Cook noodles according to package directions in salted water, making sure not to get them too soft. 
    Place ½ c sauce in the bottom of 9 x 13 pan. 
    Add a layer of cooked noodles to cover entire pan. 
    Add about half the spinach and kohlrabi. 
    Add salt and pepper to vegetables if desired. 
    Add about half the spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle with ½ of all three cheeses
    Add another layer of noodles, the remaining spinach and kohlrabi, the remaining sauce and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. 
    Bake at 350 until top is lightly browned and lasagna is bubbly. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing into pieces.


Other vegetables can be substituted if desired. Broccoli or cauliflower would have the same cooking time. If you use squash or carrots, I suggest grating them so they will cook faster.

Kohlrabi lasagne

I know this vegetable meat lasagna will please a crowd and will please your family. If you love lasagna, you gotta try making your own. You’ll be pleased!

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For a meatless recipe or to use no-boil noodles, check this out. 

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  1. My husband makes a fantastic lasagna but puts his focus on the meat and cheeses. I need to get him going with adding vegetables. Your lasagna looks so good!

    1. It’s amazing and the veggies don’t add much difference, so you are eating more nutrition without even caring. 🙂 I love lasagna and this one is bomb! Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!