Lasagna

Total Time:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 10 lasagna noodles
  • 12 ounces ricotta
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 12 ounces Mozzarella, grated
  • 3 cups meat sauce
  • Meat Sauce:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound spicy sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 3 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Directions

Prepare noodles as instructed on package. Drain. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, parsley, 1/2 cup Parmesan and salt and pepper. Spread 3/4 cup meat sauce in bottom of 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Lay 3 noodles down in pan and spread with ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with Mozzarella and top with meat sauce. Repeat procedure for one more layer ending with last three noodles and then sauce. Top with remaining Mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly at 375 degrees F. Remove from oven and let lasagna stand for 15 minutes

Meat Sauce:

Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium high heat. Brown ground beef and sausage. Stir in onion and cook for 4 minutes. Stir in garlic, bay leaf, basil and oregano. Add wine, tomatoes and carrot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered until sauce has thickened about 45 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Yield: 12 cups


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Consistently good, my family loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe has gotten rave reviews even from my picky eaters. I leave out the parsley and use low fat ricotta. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good lasagna recipe, the sauce is alright, I use my own recipe instead as I like it better but the recipe itself is very good. Not quite enough ricotta cheese, I had to add extra. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've definitely had better lasagna, but as a from-scratch recipe, this was pretty easy. I would recommend making your own noodles rather than store bought, it can put this recipe over the edge to being great. I really liked the meat sauce, it was simple and had good classic flavors. The ricotta needs to be increased to approx 15 oz. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this recipe. It has been added to my arsenal of family favorites. Try it, it's worth the time and it realy is easy... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried a ton of lasagna recipes and this is without a doubt my family's favorite! They also love when I just make the meat sauce and serve it with pasta. When friends get married and ask for "favorite family recipes" this is always one we share! item not reviewed by moderator and published
All good, my recommendation is to add a little milk to the ricotta mixture, really smooths it out for spreading! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first and only lasagna I have made, very simple (although a little time consuming) and very tasty. I substitute ground turkey for ground beef and omit the carrot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been trying to make lasagna for years and I finally found a recipe that both I and my family was happy with. This is easy and delicious. Next time I will double the filling and make one pan for now and freeze one for later. If you can, make this earlier so you can let it set and it will stay together in beautiful perfect layers. Thanks this is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, everyone loved it. As mentioned, make extra ricotta, not enough. Also, I used turkey meat and chicken sausage instead, and low-fat cheeses. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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