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Creamy Ham Lasagna
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5 from 3 votes

Ham Lasagna

Ham Lasagna is creamy and rich with lots of cheese. It's a wonderful twist on lasagna and a great way to use up leftover ham. In fact, I think this is my favorite way to use up leftover Easter ham.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package white mushrooms, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups diced ham
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked according to packgae directions
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13-inch or slightly smaller baking dish.
  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, or until onion is soft and mushrroms are lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle flour over onions and mushrooms. Stir and cook for 1 minute, being sure to mix the flour in well.
  • Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a simmer. Once thickened, add cream cheese and whisk until melted and blended in.
  • Add parsley, nutmeg, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, and ham. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together cottage cheese, egg, Parmesan cheese, and pepper.
  • Spread about 1/2 cup of ham sauce in bottom of prepared baking dish.
  • Lay 3 lasagna noodles side by side.
  • Spread 1/2 cottage cheese mixture on top of noodles.
  • Spreead 1/3 of the ham mixture on top of cottage cheese.
  • Sprinkle on 1/3 of shredded Montery Jack cheese.
  • Lay 3 more noodles down and spread with remaining cottage cheese mixture.
  • Spread 1/2 the remaing ham mixture and 1/2 the remaining Monterey Jack cheese on top.
  • Finish off with remaining 3 noodles and the rest of the ham mixture, and the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Cover baking dish with foil. Spray the iside of the foil with cooking spray so it will not stick to cheese.
  • Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 to 15 minutes.