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From Val’s Kitchen has teamed up with Better In Bulk to bring you a few other bloggers to bring you this recipe linky. This feature runs every Monday. It’s a great opportunity for you to find and share menu ideas. Some weeks I’ll be sharing a recipe of my own, while other weeks I’ll be featuring one of the your recipes (from those submitted the previous week). Please visit the other bloggers and readers and check out the recipes they’ve shared. You never know, you could meal plan your whole week right here in a matter of minutes!

This week, I’m featuring a dish I put together because I simply wanted to use the food. We’d hosted a Buddy Walk and we had a lot of leftover cold cuts. A person can only eat a #1 sub (ham, salami and cheese) for so long before they need something else. And that’s how I came up with the #1 Lasagna Recipe, because I was thinking of #1 subs.

FYI – If you’re looking for lasagna with cooked meat, try my Crockpot Lasagna Recipe or my Cheddar Beef Lasagna Recipe. If you like the cold cut idea, you might also like my Country Ham And Vegetable Lasagna Recipe or my Chicken Parm Cold Cut Lasagna Recipe.

My #1 Lasagna Recipe


  • 1X box oven ready lasagna (you will use 9 or 12 pieces)
  • 3/4 lb sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 lb sliced genoa salami
  • 1x 15 oz can tomato sauce (I used one seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano)
  • 2 lb ricotta cheese
  • 4-8 oz shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a greased lasagna pan, lay down a very thin layer of tomato sauce. This should use about 1/4 of the can’s contents.

Place three lasagna noodles in the pan side-by-side.

Distribute your ham evenly across the three noodles. There’s no specific way to put it down, just keep it even. Where my pieces of ham were nicely cut I just laid them down flat. Where the ham had broken or shredded I just filled placed it on top of each other or filled in the corners.

My Number 1 Lasagna Recipe

Now place the sliced salami down. I just placed little piles of four slices next to one another and covered the ham.

My Number 1 Lasagna Recipe

Lay down another layer of noodles.

Place the ricotta on top of the noodles, distributing evenly.

My Number 1 Lasagna Recipe

Place the shredded cheddar cheese on top of the ricotta.

NOTE: If you want to use 12 lasagna noodles, this is where you’d put them. You’d do the layer of ricotta, then a layer of noodles, then a layer of shredded cheddar.

My Number 1 Lasagna Recipe

Place the final layer of noodles in the pan, on top of everything else.

Cover the noodles with sauce generously, emptying the can.

My Number 1 Lasagna Recipe

Bake for 45 minutes.

My Number 1 Lasagna Recipe


My Number 1 Lasagna Recipe

Sorry that photo didn’t come out especially well.

My #1 Lasagna has a smoky flavor over the ooey gooey cheese. It’s super easy to make (no cooking required like with my regular lasagna recipe) and it’s very tasty.

Now let’s see what you’re cooking up!

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kim propp October 14, 2013 - 1:05 pm

This sounsd great but I don’t like salami. It gives me acid. So maybe I’ll try this without the salami. 🙂

patricia Marsden October 14, 2013 - 10:31 pm

Very interesting….salty????

Gianna October 26, 2013 - 8:30 pm

I just made some yesterday (ricotta with bologneses sauce). That looks pretty good.


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