Italian Lasagna

Italian Lasagna Recipe

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Mary Armbrust


my sister makes an awesome lasagna and i've always tried to find a recipe close to hers and this is it really good

★★★★★ 1 vote


2.25 lb
lean ground beef
1/3 c
instant minced onion
3/4 tsp
garlic powder
4 tsp
3/8 tsp
red pepper, crushed
1 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
parsley flakes
18 oz
tomato paste
24 oz
tomato sauce
2.25 c
hot water
3 large
eggs, beaten
3 lb
ricotta cheese
1 lb
lasagna noodles, cooked
12 oz
mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 c
parmesan cheese

How to Make Italian Lasagna


  • 1Line four 8x8x2-inch baking pans with heat-resistant freezer wrap.
  • 2Allow enough extra wrap to fold over top.
  • 3Use one pan for each six servings or one-fourth of the recipe.
  • 4Do not line pans for food to be served without freezing.
  • 5Crumble beef; cook until lightly browned.
  • 6Stir in onion.
  • 7Cook until onion is tender.
  • 8Drain off fat.
  • 9Stir in seasonings, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water.
  • 10Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 11In another bowl, blend eggs with ricotta cheese.
  • 12In each pan, spread a layer of meat mixture (about 3/4 cup).
  • 13Add a layer each of noodles (2 1/4), meat mixture (about 3/4 cup), ricotta cheese mixture (about 3/4 cup), mozzarella cheese (1/3 cup) and parmesan cheese (1 1/2 tablespoons).
  • 14Repeat layers until all ingredients are used.
  • 15Pack food tightly to avoid air pockets.
  • 16TO SERVE WITHOUT FREEZING: Preheat oven to 400 F. (hot).
  • 17Bake 30 minutes or until sauce bubbles at edges.
  • 18TO FREEZE: Cool for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • 19Complete wrapping by pulling paper up over top of food.
  • 20Put edges of wrap together and fold several times so paper lies directly on top of food.
  • 21Fold ends of freezer wrap over the top and seal with freezer tape.
  • 22Label with name of food, date of freezing, and last date the food should be used for best eating quality (about 6 months).
  • 23Freeze for 10-12 hours before removing packages from the pans.
  • 24TO HEAT FROZEN LASAGNA: Preheat oven to 400.
  • 25Remove freezer wrap.
  • 26Place food in baking pan.
  • 27Bake 1 1/4 hours or until sauce bubbles at edges and center is hot.

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About Italian Lasagna

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy