Classic Lasagna With A Secret Ingredient Or Two

Ashley Ventura


I love Italian food. Lasagna is one of my all time favorites. I've never cared much for ricotta cheese though, so for this recipe I always use more mozzarella than ricotta. Hope you like it!


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr
45 Min


  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 can(s)
    tomatoes, canned italian style with juice (28 ounces)
  • 2 can(s)
    tomato paste (6 ounces each)
  • 2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, fresh
  • 8 oz
    lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1/2 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 lb
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 large
    hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 2 c
    zucchini, sliced

How to Make Classic Lasagna With A Secret Ingredient Or Two


  1. Using a large heavy pan, lightly brown the ground beef in olive oil.
  2. Add tomatoes (with the juice), tomato paste, water, parsley, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and oregano. *Optional, add 3/4 cup chopped onions.*
  3. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles as directed on the package.
  5. In a 9"x13" baking pan, spread 1 cup of sauce.
  6. Then in same pan, alternate layers of noodles, sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, hard-boiled eggs, and zucchini. Ending with sauce, mozzarella and parmesan.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes, or until bubbling and lightly browned.
  8. Eat & Enjoy!

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About Classic Lasagna With A Secret Ingredient Or Two

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #lasagna

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