Lasagna My Way

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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 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 can(s)
    italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 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
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion, very finely minced
  • 4 oz
    cremini mushrooms, minced

How to Make Lasagna My Way

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. FOR THE CHEESE LAYER
  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.

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About Lasagna My Way

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



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