Homemade Lasagna

Homemade lasagna may have a few steps, but each step is easy – and I assure you it’s worth the time; the perfect Italian meal!

Cook time: 1:45
12 Servings

Ingredients

12 lasagna noodles uncooked
4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded and divided
½ cup parmesan cheese shredded and divided

Tomato Sauce

½ pound lean ground beef
½ pound Italian sausage
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
36 ounces pasta sauce *see note
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Cheese Mixture

2 cups ricotta cheese
¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
1 egg beaten

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water and set aside.
2. Brown beef, sausage, onion and garlic over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
3. Stir in pasta sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning. Simmer 5 minutes.
4. Make Cheese Mixture by combining 1 ½ cups mozzarella, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, ricotta, parsley, and egg.
5. Add 1 cup meat sauce to a 9×13 pan.
Top with 3 lasagna noodles. Layer with ⅓ of the Cheese Mixture and 1 cup of meat sauce.
Repeat twice more.
Finish with 3 noodles topped with remaining sauce.
6. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes.
7. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining cheese (2 ½ cups mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup parmesan), and bake an additional 15 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Broil 2-3 minutes if desired.
8. Rest 10-15 minutes before cutting.

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