Trisha Yearwood Cowboy Lasagna

Howdy, y’all! Welcome back to Early in Time. Today, we have the pleasure of having the talented Trisha Yearwood, joined by her sister and mom, sharing the secrets of her homemade Trisha Yearwood cowboy lasagna with Fried Taters and Onions.

This recipe, straight from Trisha’s family traditions, promises a hearty and flavorful meal that embodies the essence of country comfort.

Trisha Yearwood Cowboy Lasagna


  • Trisha Yearwood’s Cowboy Lasagna is a hearty, flavorful dish that brings the warmth of country cooking to your table.
  • Learn layering with lasagna noodles, cheeses, and a savory meat sauce for a gooey, golden-brown delight.
  • Elevate your meal with crispy fried potatoes and caramelized onions, cooked to perfection in a cast-iron skillet.
  • As Trisha suggests, infuse your cooking with love for that special touch that makes every bite memorable.

How to Make Trisha Yearwood Cowboy Lasagna

Cook lasagna noodles and layer with a mix of browned beef, spaghetti sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, and cottage cheese. Bake at 350°F, then serve with crispy fried taters and onions for a taste of Trisha Yearwood’s country comfort.

Trisha Yearwood Cowboy Lasagna

Trisha Yearwood Cowboy Lasagna Recipe

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • Lasagna noodles
  • Ground beef
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Love and a dash of country charm


  • Baking pan
  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Cooking oil
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Utensils for layering lasagna
  • Oven


I'm excited to share this recipe with you, so let's dive in!

Step 1: Cook the Noodles

Trisha Yearwood Cowboy Lasagna

  • Boil lasagna noodles until tender, following the package instructions.
  • Once cooked, set aside and let them cool slightly.

Step 2: Prepare the Meat Sauce

Prepare the Meat Sauce

  • Mix the browned ground beef in a bowl with spaghetti sauce until well combined.

Step 3: Layer the Lasagna

Layer the Lasagna

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a baking pan, start by layering three lasagna noodles.
  • Add a generous layer of shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  • Spread a portion of the meat sauce over the cheese layer.
  • Dollop cottage cheese evenly over the meat sauce.
  • Repeat the layers until you've used all your ingredients, finishing with a layer of noodles and cheese on top.

Step 4: Bake the Lasagna

  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Keep an eye on it to prevent burning; you want a gooey and melted cheese topping.

Step 5: Fried Taters and Onions

  • While the lasagna is baking, heat a cast-iron skillet with a bit of cooking oil.
  • Thinly slice the potatoes.
  • Fry the potatoes in the skillet until they achieve a crispy, golden-brown texture.
  • Add sliced onions to the skillet and sauté until they are caramelized.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6: Infuse Love into the Dish

  • As Trisha suggests, add a dash of love to your cooking. Let it be the secret ingredient that makes your lasagna and fried taters truly special.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy

Trisha Yearwood Cowboy Lasagna

  • Once the lasagna is golden brown and the fried taters and onions are crispy, remove them from the oven and skillet, respectively.
  • Serve a generous portion of Cowboy Lasagna alongside a heap of fried taters and onions.


Gather your loved ones, dig in, and savor the flavors of Trisha Yearwood's Cowboy Lasagna with Fried Taters and Onions. It's a country feast that'll have everyone asking for seconds!

Enjoy the Country Feast

Gather your loved ones, dig in, and savor the flavors of Trisha Yearwood’s Cowboy Lasagna with Fried Taters and Onions. It’s a country feast that’ll have everyone asking for seconds!


Can I use no-boil lasagna noodles for this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute no-boil lasagna noodles if you prefer. However, adjust the baking time accordingly, as they may cook faster than traditional noodles.

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?

Feel free to use ground turkey or any other ground meat of your choice. The key is to brown it beforehand for added flavor.

Is there a vegetarian version of this lasagna?

Yes, you can make a vegetarian version by omitting the ground meat. Add sautéed vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, and bell peppers for a tasty alternative.

What size baking pan should I use?

A standard 9×13-inch baking pan works well for this recipe. Ensure it is deep enough to accommodate the layers.

6. Can I freeze leftover lasagna?

Once baked, let the lasagna cool, then cut into portions and freeze in airtight containers. Reheat in the oven or microwave when ready to enjoy.

Are there any alternative cheese options I can use?

Feel free to experiment with different cheeses based on your preferences. Monterey Jack, provolone, or a blend of Italian cheeses can add interesting flavors.

Can I use a different method for frying the potatoes?

While Trisha uses a cast-iron skillet, you can also oven-bake or air-fry the potatoes for a healthier option.

What’s the purpose of adding cottage cheese to the lasagna?

Cottage cheese adds a creamy texture to the lasagna, which contrasts the melted mozzarella and cheddar.


We just cooked Trisha Yearwood’s Cowboy Lasagna – a perfect blend of cheesy, meaty goodness paired with the comforting crunch of fried taters and onions. This dish not only fills the belly but warms the heart with the essence of true country hospitality. Enjoy!

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