Simple Lasagna

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@JustaPinch

Store-bought sauce and a box of pasta, help this lasagna recipe come together in a snap. This simple lasagna has a hearty meat sauce (featuring Italian sausage and ground beef), that's layered between ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and noodles. The final result is a creamy lasagna rich with Italian flavor. Guaranteed to become a family favorite.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
9-12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 jar(s)
    marinara sauce, 24 oz each
  • 1 box
    lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef (90/10)
  • 2
    links mild Italian sausage
  • 16 oz
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 4 c
    mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c
    Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ·
    Chopped parsley, optional

How to Make Simple Lasagna

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil the lasagna noodles according to package directions.
  2. After straining the cooked noodles, rinse with cool water. This makes the noodles stop cooking and prevents them from being sticky.
  3. Squeeze Italian sausage out of its casing. Break it apart in the pan.
  4. Add ground beef to the pan. Cook sausage and ground beef until they’re completely cooked. Drain any grease.
  5. Pour 1 1/2 jars of your favorite marinara sauce into the pan. Set aside the remaining half jar.
  6. Bring the meat sauce up to a simmer. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens and the flavors come together (about 10 minutes).
  7. Take the pan off the stove and let the meat sauce cool for a few minutes.
  8. In a small bowl mix together the ricotta cheese, egg, and garlic powder.
  9. In a 9 x 13 pan, pour the last half of the marinara jar into the bottom of the pan and spread it out.
  10. Lay the first layer of noodles across the bottom.
  11. Spread half the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles.
  12. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese over the ricotta cheese.
  13. Spread half the meat sauce over the mozzarella. Starting with the noodles, repeat the layers.
  14. Top the lasagna with a layer of noodles and 1 cup of mozzarella.
  15. Sprinkle 1 cup of Parmesan over the top.
  16. Bake the lasagna for 45 to 50 minutes. The cheese will be melted and the edges will be bubbly.
  17. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Optional, sprinkle chopped parsley over the top before serving.

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About Simple Lasagna

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #lasagna #simple



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