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Homemade Lasagna Recipe

This Homemade Lasagna Recipe is a family favorite filled with sheets of pasta, a cheesy filling and an easy from scratch meat sauce. This recipe is easy, delicious and a huge crowd pleaser!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Homemade Lasagna, Homemade Lasagna Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 16 no boil lasagna noodles

Sauce

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 56 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cheese Layer

  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • In a large sauce pan, brown and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain any grease.
  • Add olive oil and chopped onions. Cook until onions are translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in minced garlic and cook another minute until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, dried basil and oregano, sugar, salt and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg and grated parmesan cheese.
  • In a deep 9x13 casserole dish, add 2 cups of sauce and spread it out in a even layer.
  • Top with 4 lasagna noodles.
  • Spread ⅓ of the ricotta cheese mix over the noodles.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Repeat layers: 2 cups sauce, 4 lasagna noodles, ⅓ ricotta cheese, 1 cup shredded mozzarella.
  • Repeat layers again: 2 cups sauce, 4 lasagna noodles, remaining ricotta cheese and 1 cup shredded mozzarella.
  • Top with 2 cups of sauce and 4 more noodles.
  • Then add the remaining sauce on top of the noodles and the remaining mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and let rest while the oven preheats to 375°F.
  • Bake covered for 30 minutes, uncover and bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is started to turn golden and the sauce is bubbling.
  • Let rest 20 minutes, then slice and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 923mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 3mg
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