Restaurant-Style Italian Lasagna

Restaurant-style Italian Lasagna Recipe

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Christopher Gonzalez


This lasagna recipe is a little time consuming, but if you enjoy making great, authentic, Italian lasagna for family and friends, it's pretty hard to beat this one.

***I prefer to use ricotta cheese for this dish. It's just creamier. Cottage cheese still works very well.***


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10 to 12
1 Hr
50 Min


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  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/2 lb
    italian sausage, mild
  • 1 large
    yellow onions
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    powdered cayenne pepper
  • 1 (28 oz.) can(s)
    whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 2 (6 oz.) can(s)
    tomatoe paste
  • 24 ozs.
    ricotta or cottage cheese (i prefer ricotta)
  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley, fresh chopped
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 lb
    mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 2 qt
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 12
    lasagna noodles

How to Make Restaurant-Style Italian Lasagna


  1. In a large skillet, brown the beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic.
    Next, add the 1 1/2 teas. salt, Italian seasoning, parsley flakes, oregano, basil, cayenne, and chopped tomatoes. (with juice) Simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Boil the lasagna noodles with 1/2 teas. olive oil and 1/2 teas. salt for exactly 12 minutes. (regardless of what the package directions read) Drain and set aside.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 375. Combine ricotta or cottage cheese with tomato paste, eggs, black pepper, 2 TBLS. fresh chopped parsley, the parmesan cheese and 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese, (1/2 lb.) mixing well.
  4. In the bottom of a 13 by 9, deep casserole dish, lay 4 noodles, length-wise across the dish, slightly over-laping if neccesary. Next, add half the meat sauce evenly acroos the noodles. Next, add cheese mixture evenly. Repeat, finishing with last layer of noodles.
  5. Sprinkle over last layer of noodles evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake @ 375 degrees for 35 minutes. Cover dish with tinfoil, and bake for another 15 minutes or until cheese mixture is thourghly melted. Serve.

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About Restaurant-Style Italian Lasagna

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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