Lasagna like NO OTHER!

1
Stacey Lawson

By
@slawson

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • MEAT SAUCE

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 large
    onion
  • 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
  • RICOTTA SAUCE

  • 1/2 stick
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 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
  • LASAGNA ASSEMBLY

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

How to Make Lasagna like NO OTHER!

Step-by-Step

  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.
  7. RICOTTA SAUCE
    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.
  11. LASAGNA ASSEMBLY
    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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Lasagna like NO OTHER!

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




Show 3 Comments & Reviews

25 Delicious Recipes For Newlyweds

25 Delicious Recipes for Newlyweds

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Now that you've done that whole marriage thing, tackling these delicious recipes shouldn't be a problem. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, these are recipes any newlywed should be able...

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make At Home

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make at Home

Kitchen Crew

There is an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood that I absolutely love. When it first opened, I became a regular. Maybe too regular... After one meal I realized that I...

19 Delicious Pasta Recipes

19 Delicious Pasta Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Having guests over and not sure what to make? Try pasta! It's versatile and always a crowd favorite. Try one of these 19 delicious pasta recipes and by the end...