Restaurant-style Italian Lasagna Recipe

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Restaurant-Style Italian Lasagna

Christopher Gonzalez


This lasagna recipe is a little time consuming, but if you enjoy making great, authentic, Italian lasagna for family and friends, it's pretty hard to beat this one.

***I prefer to use ricotta cheese for this dish. It's just creamier. Cottage cheese still works very well.***

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10 to 12


1 Hr


50 Min




1 1/2 lb
ground chuck
1/2 lb
italian sausage, mild
1 large
yellow onions
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
dried italian seasoning
1/2 Tbsp
dried parsley flakes
1/2 Tbsp
dried oregano
1/2 Tbsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
powdered cayenne pepper
1 (28 oz.) can(s)
whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
2 (6 oz.) can(s)
tomatoe paste
24 ozs.
ricotta or cottage cheese (i prefer ricotta)
2 large
eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 Tbsp
parsley, fresh chopped
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
1 lb
mozzarella cheese (divided)
2 qt
1 tsp
olive oil
1/2 tsp
lasagna noodles

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large skillet, brown the beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic.
Next, add the 1 1/2 teas. salt, Italian seasoning, parsley flakes, oregano, basil, cayenne, and chopped tomatoes. (with juice) Simmer for 1 hour.
Boil the lasagna noodles with 1/2 teas. olive oil and 1/2 teas. salt for exactly 12 minutes. (regardless of what the package directions read) Drain and set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 375. Combine ricotta or cottage cheese with tomato paste, eggs, black pepper, 2 TBLS. fresh chopped parsley, the parmesan cheese and 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese, (1/2 lb.) mixing well.
In the bottom of a 13 by 9, deep casserole dish, lay 4 noodles, length-wise across the dish, slightly over-laping if neccesary. Next, add half the meat sauce evenly acroos the noodles. Next, add cheese mixture evenly. Repeat, finishing with last layer of noodles.
Sprinkle over last layer of noodles evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake @ 375 degrees for 35 minutes. Cover dish with tinfoil, and bake for another 15 minutes or until cheese mixture is thourghly melted. Serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian