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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2Cook 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.
3In a large saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients.
4Simmer over medium high for 20 minutes.
5While sauce is simmering, place meat layer ingredients in a large skillet.
6Brown the beef and sausage breaking it up as you do.
7Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
8Drain off the grease.
9Set sauce 1/2 cup of the sauce for later. Pour the remaining sauce into the meat mixture. Stir to mix
10Simmer for 10 minutes to blend the flavors.
11TO ASSEMBLE THE LASAGNA:
12In 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.
13TO ASSEMBLE THE LASAGNA:
14In a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish, pour the reserved 1/2 a cup sauce on the bottoms and evenly spread it.
15Cover it with 3 of the cooled noodles.
16Carefully spred 1/3 of the meat mixture over the noodles.
17Cover the meat mixture with 1/3 of the cheese mixture.
18repeat the layers (noodles, meat mixture, cheese mixture) twice more.
19Top with the remaining 3 noodles.
20Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 c mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheeses over the top.
21Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
22Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes uncovered.
23Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

About this Recipe

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