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!


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1 Hr
45 Min


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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


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