Lasagna My Way

1
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

How to Make Lasagna My Way

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.

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About Lasagna My Way

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