Old World Lasagna

Pat Fucile


This is my hubby's family's recipe.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 Hr
4 Hr


  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 lb
    lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 lb
    pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2
    hard cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
  • ·
    tomato sauce with meat

  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlicnced garlic
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 can(s)
    (28 ounces) italian-style tomatoes, drained
  • 2 1/2 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 can(s)
    (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    italian seasong
  • 1 1/2 c

How to Make Old World Lasagna


  1. Prepare sauce, allowing 4 ½ hours for cooking.

    Add the onion and garlic to hot oil in a large, deep skillet and cook until onion is soft.
    Add the ground meat, separate it into small pieces, and cook until lightly browned.

    In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Add the spices, and browned meat mixture.

    Cook, uncovered, over a low heat for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. After sauce is prepared, start the actual Lasagna.

    Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add ground beef and cook until browned, separating into small pieces.

    Spread ½ cup of sauce in a 2 quart baking dish. Top with a layer of noodles and ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese. Spread 1/3 of the ground beef and half the egg slices on top. Sprinkle on half the Parmesan cheese and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper. Top with ¼ cup of ricotta.

    Beginning with the sauce, repeat the layering, ending with the ricotta. Top ricotta with ½ cup sauce. Top with ricotta and with ½ cup sauce. Arrange over this, the remaining noodles. Top with more sauce.
  3. Bake at 375 about 30 minutes, or until mixture is bubbling. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to set the layers. Cut in squares and serve topped with the remaining sauce.

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About Old World Lasagna

Course/Dish: Pasta Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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