Lasagna like NO OTHER!

Stacey Lawson


I love pasta and lasagna and I have tried many, many ways to do lasagna that doesn't fall apart and captures those incredible Italian flavors. Here is my version that I think is the best, like NO OTHER!


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30 Min
2 Hr 30 Min



  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 large
  • 6 oz
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 3 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 28 oz
    canned, crushed tomatoes
  • 28 oz
    tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped basil (garden gourmet)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped italian seasoning (garden gourmet)
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • ·
    salt/pepper to taste

  • 1/2 stick
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 2 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • ·
    salt/pepper to taste

  • 2 lb
    lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 2 lb
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated

How to Make Lasagna like NO OTHER!


  1. Brown ground beef. Salt and pepper to taste and add one tablespoon of granulated garlic. Drain meat if necessary.
  2. Add onions and chopped garlic. Cook for a couple minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste, mix into meat and onion mixture. Cook for a minute then add one can tomato paste can full of water and mix.
  4. Add fresh basil, Italian seasoning, and sugar. Stir
  5. At this point to you may need to add about 14 ounces of water. Also you may want to add more sugar and salt/pepper to taste. Tomatoes will vary and more seasonings may be necessary.
  6. Simmer for an hour until reduced and thickened.
    Melt butter in a sauce pan
  8. Add flour and cook for two minutes
  9. Add milk and whisk together. Bring milk up to temperature.
  10. Add ricotta cheese and whisk.
    Cook noodles to the point of being pliable yet still firm.
  12. Lay noodles in pan, you may have to cut to fit your pan. If so, alternate the end where you put cut noodles.
  13. Spoon ricotta cheese mixture over noodles and spread evenly.
  14. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Repeat this step, I can usually fit three layers.
  15. When you get to the top be generous with the mozzarella cheese.
  16. Bake at 350 for approximately one hour.

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About Lasagna like NO OTHER!

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

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