Lasagna My Way

Beverley Williams

By
@Beverley1991

This takes a little longer and is a little more work than the frozen lasagnas for it is well worth the effort.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

12
lasagna noodles, cook as directed on package and separate to cool

FOR THE SAUCE

4 c
tomato sauce
1 can(s)
italian diced tomatoes, drained
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 Tbsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
garlic powder

FOR THE CHEESE LAYER

1(15 oz.) pkg
ricotta cheese
1 c
grated parmesan cheese: divided
16 oz
grated mozzarella: divided
2
eggs
1 tsp
dried basil
2 tsp
parsley
to taste
salt and pepper

FOR THE MEAT LAYER

1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
italian sausage, sweet
2 clove
garlic, minced
1b Tbsp
onion, very finely minced
4 oz
cremini mushrooms, minced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2
Cook the noodles according to the package direction. Lay on wax paper to cool. Be sure to keep them separated so they don't stick together.
3
In a large saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients.
4
Simmer over medium high for 20 minutes.
5
While sauce is simmering, place meat layer ingredients in a large skillet.
6
Brown the beef and sausage breaking it up as you do.
7
Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
8
Drain off the grease.
9
Set sauce 1/2 cup of the sauce for later. Pour the remaining sauce into the meat mixture. Stir to mix
10
Simmer for 10 minutes to blend the flavors.
11
TO ASSEMBLE THE LASAGNA:
12
In a large bowl, combine the riccotta cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1 tsp. dried basil, 2 tsp. parsley and salt & pepper to taste.
13
TO ASSEMBLE THE LASAGNA:
14
In a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish, pour the reserved 1/2 a cup sauce on the bottoms and evenly spread it.
15
Cover it with 3 of the cooled noodles.
16
Carefully spred 1/3 of the meat mixture over the noodles.
17
Cover the meat mixture with 1/3 of the cheese mixture.
18
repeat the layers (noodles, meat mixture, cheese mixture) twice more.
19
Top with the remaining 3 noodles.
20
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 c mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheeses over the top.
21
Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
22
Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes uncovered.
23
Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian