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WORLD'S BEST LASAGNA



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It takes a little work, but it is worth it.

Provided by John Chandler

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     European     Italian

Time 3h15m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 20

1 pound sweet Italian sausage
¾ pound lean ground beef
½ cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
½ cup water
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons dried basil leaves
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided, or to taste
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
12 lasagna noodles
16 ounces ricotta cheese
1 egg
¾ pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 448.2 calories, Carbohydrate 36.5 g, Cholesterol 81.8 mg, Fat 21.3 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 29.7 g, SaturatedFat 9.9 g, Sodium 1400.4 mg, Sugar 8.6 g

BEST LASAGNA



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Want to know how to make lasagna for a casual holiday meal? You can't go wrong with this deliciously rich meat lasagna recipe. My grown sons and daughter-in-law request it for their birthdays, too. -Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 1h50m

Yield 12 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 18

9 lasagna noodles
1-1/4 pounds bulk Italian sausage
3/4 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (one 28 ounces, one 15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
2/3 cup water
2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, divided
2 teaspoons dried basil
3/4 teaspoon fennel seed
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook sausage, beef and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking up meat into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Drain., Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, 3 tablespoons parsley, basil, fennel, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally., In a small bowl, mix egg, ricotta cheese and remaining parsley and salt., Preheat oven to 375°. Spread 2 cups meat sauce into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles and a third of the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining meat sauce and cheeses (dish will be full)., Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 519 calories, Fat 27g fat (13g saturated fat), Cholesterol 109mg cholesterol, Sodium 1013mg sodium, Carbohydrate 35g carbohydrate (10g sugars, Fiber 4g fiber), Protein 35g protein.

THE BEST LASAGNA



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This classic lasagna is made with an easy meat sauce as the base. Layer the sauce with noodles and cheese, then bake until bubbly! This is great for feeding a big family, and freezes well, too.

Provided by Elise Bauer

Categories     Dinner     Casserole     Comfort Food     Freezer-friendly     Casserole     Lasagna     Pasta

Time 1h45m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 21

For the meat sauce:
2 teaspoons Extra virgin olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef (chuck)
1/2 onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 large bell pepper (green, red, or yellow), diced (about 3/4 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can good quality tomato sauce
3 ounces (half a 6-oz can) tomato paste
1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (preferably flat leaf), packed
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
Pinch of garlic powder and/or garlic salt
1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup sugar (to taste, optional)
Salt
To assemble the lasagna:
1/2 lb dry lasagna noodles (requires 9 lasagna noodles - unbroken)
15 ounces Ricotta cheese
1 1/2 lb (24 ounces) Mozzarella cheese, grated or sliced
1/4 lb (4 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • Put pasta water on to boil Put a large pot of salted water (1 Tbsp salt for every 2 quarts of water) on the stovetop on high heat. It can take a while for a large pot of water to come to a boil (this will be your pasta water), so prepare the sauce in the next steps while the water is heating.
  • Heat the oven to 375°F
  • Bake Cover the lasagna pan with aluminum foil, tented slightly so it doesn't touch the noodles or sauce). Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. Uncover in the last 10 minutes if you'd like more of a crusty top or edges.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 813 kcal, Carbohydrate 30 g, Cholesterol 183 mg, Fiber 3 g, Protein 60 g, SaturatedFat 26 g, Sodium 1849 mg, Sugar 6 g, Fat 51 g, ServingSize Serves 8, UnsaturatedFat 0 g

THE BEST LASAGNA



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A long-simmered beef ragu lets the brightness of the tomatoes shine through while developing a meaty richness. Our ricotta is mixed with nutty Parmesan that tempers the sharp garlic and adds flavor. We worked hard to get the right balance of the ricotta and tomato sauce in the layers since each element has their own voice. Our lasagna also uses less mozzarella than many other recipes - we prefer the creaminess of ricotta over the stringiness of melted mozzarella. Look for the shorter noodles - you won't need to cut them when assembling the lasagna.

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Categories     main-dish

Time 5h

Yield 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 21

1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for greasing
3 ounces pancetta, cut into 1/8-inch pieces
1 large carrot, cut into 1/8-inch pieces
1 large celery stalk, cut into 1/8-inch pieces
1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/8-inch pieces
6 cloves garlic, finely grated
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup dry white wine
Two 28-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes
2 large sprigs basil
1 large piece of Parmesan rind
1 pound dried lasagna noodles (see Cook's Note)
2 cups whole milk ricotta
1 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
8 ounces whole milk mozzarella, grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 2 cups)

Steps:

  • Place the beef in a large bowl and "pull" it apart with two forks as if you were shredding pulled pork, breaking up the clumps and loosening the meat without compacting it.
  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fat has rendered and the meat is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the pancetta to a large bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving the fat in the pot.
  • Spread the beef in an even layer in the same pot and cook undisturbed until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Toss and continue to cook, breaking up any clumps and scraping up any browned bits from the pot, until the meat is browned and completely cooked, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the browned meat with a slotted spoon to the bowl with the pancetta, leaving the fat in the pot.
  • Reduce the heat to medium. Add the carrots, celery, onions, half the garlic, the bay leaf, oregano, red pepper flakes, nutmeg, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender but not browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, until it's very fragrant and brick red colored, about 2 minutes. Stir in the wine, bring to a boil and reduce until the liquid is very thick and no smell of alcohol remains, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and the reserved pancetta and beef, bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Add the basil and Parmesan rind and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce resembles sloppy joes, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. There shouldn't be any rapid bubbles while cooking. Instead, the ragu should release occasional small bubbles. If the ragu reduces too quickly, add 1/2 cup of water and continue cooking. Repeat if necessary. The ragu needs the full 2 to 2 1/2 hour cook time to develop the flavors.
  • Discard the bay leaf, basil and Parmesan rind. Break up any remaining clumps of meat with the back of a spoon, making an even textured sauce. Season with salt and set aside until ready to assemble.
  • Arrange a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the noodles, stirring occasionally and separating them to prevent sticking, until softened and bendable but are still hard and chalky in the center, about 5 minutes. Transfer the noodles to a large bowl of cold water and set aside until ready to assemble.
  • Stir together the ricotta, 1 cup of the Parmesan, the remaining grated garlic and 2 teaspoons salt in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined. Set aside until ready to assemble.
  • Lightly oil a 13-by-9-inch glass or ceramic baking pan. Spread 1 cup of the ragu evenly in the bottom of the pan. Lay a single layer of noodles over the ragu (if you're using long noodles, you will need to cut some noodles to fill the gaps). Spread 1 1/2 cups of the ragu over the noodles. Dollop 3/4 cup of the ricotta mixture over the ragu and spread lightly with a small offset spatula. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella, followed by another layer of noodles. Repeat with the remaining pasta, ragu, ricotta mixture and mozzarella, creating 4 layers of pasta and ending with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella. (The lasagna should come just above the top of the pan but it will sink down slightly as it cooks.) Top with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.
  • Lightly oil a piece of foil and cover the pan. Put the pan on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake the lasagna until bubbling gently around the edges, about 1 hour.
  • Remove the lasagna from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Remove the foil and then continue to bake the lasagna until the top is browned and crisp around the edges, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

FAMOUS LASAGNA



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From here on, this cozy classic will become Your Famous Lasagna, sure to star at weekend parties and weeknight meals for years to come. The noodles are layered with rich meat sauce and creamy ricotta mixed with bright flecks of fresh parsley, and gooey mozzarella helps keep the whole creation together.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Ingredients     Meat & Poultry     Beef Recipes     Ground Beef Recipes

Yield Serves 8 to 10

Number Of Ingredients 9

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
16 lasagna noodles (about 12 ounces, or enough for 4 layers in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish)
2 containers (15 ounces each) part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
1 large egg
Extra-virgin olive oil, for coating
Basic Meat Sauce
1 pound part-skim mozzarella, coarsely grated (4 cups)
4 ounces finely grated Parmesan cheese (1 cup)

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Generously salt water; add noodles and cook according to package directions. Drain, and rinse with cold water. Lay noodles on a baking sheet, separating layers with parchment or waxed paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, parsley, and egg. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with olive oil. Begin layering: Place 4 noodles in dish, slightly overlapping. Top with half the meat sauce and 4 more noodles. Top with half the ricotta filling, then half the mozzarella. Repeat the layering process, ending with the mozzarella. Sprinkle top with Parmesan.
  • Cover with lightly oiled foil. Place on a rimmed baking sheet; bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake until bubbling and browned, 30 to 40 minutes more. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

WORLD'S BEST LASAGNA



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Categories     Beef

Yield 12 servings

Number Of Ingredients 21

1 pound sweet Italian sausage
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
12 lasagna noodles
16 ounces ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • 1) In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. 2)Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 3)Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 4) To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese. 5)Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

LASAGNA



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In 2001, Regina Schrambling went on a week long odyssey in search of the ultimate lasagna recipe. She tested several, and finally found her ideal in a mash-up of recipes from Giuliano Bugialli and Elodia Rigante, both Italian cookbook authors. "If there were central casting for casseroles, this one deserved the leading role. But its beauty was more than cheese deep. This was the best lasagna I had ever eaten. The sauce was intensely flavored, the cheeses melted into creaminess as if they were bechamel, the meat was just chunky enough, and the noodles put up no resistance to the fork. Most important, the balance of pasta and sauce was positively Italian. At last I could understand why my neighbor Geoff had told me, as I dragged home more bags in our elevator, that all-day lasagna is the only kind worth making."

Provided by Regina Schrambling

Categories     dinner, main course

Time 4h

Yield 8 to 10 servings

Number Of Ingredients 21

1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 medium red onions, finely diced
2 large cloves minced garlic
8 ounces pancetta, diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups good red wine, preferably Italian
2 28-ounce cans Italian plum tomatoes
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3/4 pound ground sirloin
1/4 cup freshly grated pecorino Romano
2 eggs
10 sprigs fresh parsley, leaves only, washed and dried
2 large whole cloves garlic
1/2 cup flour
1 pound Italian sausage, a mix of hot and sweet
1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese
2 extra-large eggs
2 cups freshly grated pecorino Romano
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 pound mozzarella, grated
16 sheets fresh lasagna noodles, preferably Antica Pasteria

Steps:

  • For the sauce, heat 1/2 cup oil in a large heavy Dutch oven or kettle over low heat. Add the onions, minced garlic and pancetta, and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, until the onions are wilted. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Raise heat slightly, add the wine and cook until it is mostly reduced, about 20 minutes. Crush the tomatoes into the pan, and add their juice. Add the tomato paste and 2 cups lukewarm water. Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Combine the sirloin, cheese and eggs in a large bowl. Chop the parsley with the whole garlic until fine, then stir into the beef mixture. Season lavishly with salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix until all the ingredients are well blended. Shape into meatballs and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dust the meatballs lightly with flour, shaking off excess, and lay into the hot oil. Brown the meatballs on all sides (do not cook through) and transfer to the sauce.
  • In a clean skillet, brown the sausages over medium-high heat. Transfer to the sauce. Simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, eggs, pecorino Romano, parsley and all but 1 cup of the mozzarella. Season well with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  • Remove the meatballs and sausage from the sauce, and set aside to cool slightly, then chop coarsely. Spoon a thick layer of sauce into the bottom of a 9-by-12-inch lasagna pan. Cover with a layer of noodles. Spoon more sauce on top, then add a third of the meat and a third of the cheese mixture. Repeat for 2 more layers, using all the meat and cheese. Top with a layer of noodles, and cover with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle reserved mozzarella evenly over the top. Bake 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 1085, UnsaturatedFat 43 grams, Carbohydrate 43 grams, Fat 77 grams, Fiber 3 grams, Protein 50 grams, SaturatedFat 28 grams, Sodium 1335 milligrams, Sugar 7 grams, TransFat 0 grams

WORLD'S BEST LASAGNA



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This recipe may take a bit more time and have more ingredients that other lasagna recipes but it's all worth it when you taste end result. Courtesy of John Chandler.

Provided by dojemi

Categories     < 4 Hours

Time 2h30m

Yield 12 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 21

1 lb sweet Italian sausage
3/4 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup minced onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (6 1/2 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
12 lasagna noodles
16 ounces ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water.
  • Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley.
  • Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  • Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce.
  • Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture.
  • Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices.
  • Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

THE BEST EVER LASAGNA



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My brother, Joe, created this lasagna based on our mom's recipe. It's a family favorite at Christmas, thanks to the special ingredients that make it magnifico. -Stephanie Marchese, Taste of Home Visual Production Director

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 3h45m

Yield 15 servings

Number Of Ingredients 18

1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2 cans (28 ounces each ) crushed tomatoes in puree
6 cups water
1 cup chopped fresh basil
2-1/4 teaspoons sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
4 Italian sausage links
1 carton (16 ounces) whole milk ricotta cheese
8 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
12 sheets no-cook lasagna noodles
21 slices provolone cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • In a Dutch oven, cook onion in olive oil over medium heat until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 3-4 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, water, fresh basil, 2 teaspoons sugar and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally., Meanwhile, cook bulk sausage in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 8-10 minutes; drain. Add to sauce; simmer until mixture is thickened, about 1 hour longer., While sauce simmers, preheat oven to 350°. Place sausage links on a rimmed baking sheet; roast until cooked through, 35-40 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly; slice into 1/4-in.-thick pieces., In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, egg, dried basil and remaining sugar., In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, spread 2 cups sauce. Arrange 4 noodles over sauce; spread with a third of the ricotta mixture. Add 7 provolone slices, a third of the sliced sausage and 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers 2 more times, using only 1 cup sauce per layer. Spread with 2 cups sauce (reserve remaining sauce for serving on the side), remaining 2-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese (dish will be full)., Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, uncovered, until bubbly and deep golden brown, 60-65 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve with remaining meat sauce.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 509 calories, Fat 33g fat (15g saturated fat), Cholesterol 106mg cholesterol, Sodium 1185mg sodium, Carbohydrate 27g carbohydrate (9g sugars, Fiber 3g fiber), Protein 29g protein.

BEST ITALIAN LASAGNA EVER!



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This is the best lasagna recipe I have ever made. I had one lasagna several years ago that was out of this world and while this is not the same one, it is the closest one I have ever found. I like to make two and freeze one for later use.

Provided by alhardin

Categories     Kid Friendly

Time 1h20m

Yield 1 lasagna, 8-12 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 15

12 lasagna noodles
1 lb sweet Italian sausage link
1 lb ground beef
2 tablespoons garlic (pressed or minced)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet basil
pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons parsley
20 ounces diced tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (16 ounce) containers ricotta cheese (may use one container)
3/4 lb mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 egg

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Boil noodles and drain (you may also use uncooked noodles).
  • Sauté garlic, sugar and salt.
  • Add sausage and ground beef and brown, breaking into small crumbles.
  • Add basil, pepper, tomatoes and paste; simmer 20-30 minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Mix together in bowl, ricotta, egg and parsley (add milk if it's too thick).
  • Layer sauce to cover bottom of pan, noodles 1/2 of ricotta mixture, 1/4 c of parmesan, noodles, ricotta, mozzarella, sauce and parmesan.
  • Bake covered for 25 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake another 25 minutes.
  • Let cool about 10-15 minutes then cut and serve.
  • Leftovers may be frozen and then heated in the oven until hot and melty.
  • Goes great with crusty garlic toast and a salad.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 890.3, Fat 53, SaturatedFat 26.2, Cholesterol 196.3, Sodium 2022, Carbohydrate 47.7, Fiber 3.8, Sugar 12.5, Protein 55.6

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LITERALLY THE *BEST* LASAGNA RECIPE - LAUREN'S LATEST
2021-09-20 While meat sauce cooks, make the cheese layer: stir cheeses together in a bowl with basil, parsley and salt & pepper. Set aside. Cook lasagna noodles 2/3 of the time marked on the package. About 7 minutes or so. Drain and place noodles in a large bowl of cold water.
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30 BEST LASAGNA RECIPES | EASY LASAGNA RECIPE IDEAS | RECIPES, …
America's Best Home Cooking: Make All-Star Lasagna 6 Photos How to Make Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup "Lasagna" 12 Photos Robert Irvine's Top Recipes 25 Photos
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26 LASAGNA RECIPES YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE - THE SPRUCE EATS
2021-04-14 Crunchy bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, and broccoli are layered with lasagna noodles, a seasoned mixture of ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, and store-bought Alfredo sauce. Nutritious and delicious, this is one family recipe that kids and adults alike will love. Continue to 17 of 26 below. 17 of 26.
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THE BEST LASAGNE RECIPES | JAMIE OLIVER
2 hours 20 minutes Not too tricky. NishkamSWAT veggie lasagne. 1 hour 15 minutes Super easy. Veggie lasagne. 1 hour 35 minutes Not too tricky. Scruffy aubergine lasagne. 2 hours 30 minutes Not too tricky. Epic vegan lasagne. 25 minutes Not too tricky.
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WE TRIED 4 FAMOUS LASAGNA RECIPES - HERE'S THE BEST
2021-10-20 I chose four recipes that each took a unique approach to this type of lasagna. Allrecipes’ version, by John Chandler, featured layers of pasta, ground beef sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan and had an overwhelmingly positive five-star rating and over 13,000 reviews. Martha Stewart’s recipe also included the classic components, but ...
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BEST MEATY LASAGNA RECIPE - THERESCIPES.INFO
https://www.allrecipes.com › recipe › 23600 › worlds-best-lasagna. All information about healthy recipes and cooking tips
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THE BEST LASAGNA - CRAVING HOME COOKED
2022-04-01 Make the sauce: Brown the sausage, beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until the meats are fully cooked. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Prepare the cheese mixture: In a medium size bowl, mix the ricotta, egg, and parsley together. Assemble the lasagna: Preheat the oven to ...
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LASAGNE RECIPES | BBC GOOD FOOD
Slow-cooked chunky beef lasagne. A star rating of 4.4 out of 5. 17 ratings. Serve up an extra special lasagne for a crowd-pleasing family dinner. This recipe uses beef shin, smoked pancetta and herbs for lots of flavour.
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THE BEST LASAGNA RECIPE - SUGAR SPUN RUN
2021-03-15 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat until shimmering. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add ground beef and sausage to the pan and cook, crumbling, until mostly browned.
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BEST LASAGNA RECIPE - HOW TO MAKE LASAGNA FROM SCRATCH
2021-12-27 And 1 teaspoon salt. Mix together thoroughly and simmer, uncovered, about 45 minutes…. Stirring occasionally. In the meantime, boil a 10-oz package of lasagna noodles. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to the water, as well as 1 tablespoon olive oil to keep the noodles from sticking. Cook the noodles "al dente" so they’ll still have quite a bite to them.
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BEST LASAGNA RECIPE 2022 ️ - JOJO RECIPES
How To Make Lasagna - #3 Step. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, 3 tablespoons parsley, basil, fennel, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Bring up to the boil, then simmer for 30 mins until the sauce looks rich. The most important part of …
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THE BEST CLASSIC LASAGNA - THE WHOLESOME DISH
2018-07-08 In a 13x9 inch baking dish, add a very thin layer of meat sauce (about 1/4 cup). Layer 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta mixture, and 1 1/2 (level) cups of meat sauce. Repeat the layers twice. Add a final layer of the remaining noodles, meat sauce, 1 cup mozzarella, and 1/4 cup parmesan. Cover with foil that has been sprayed with nonstick ...
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ABSOLUTE BEST EVER LASAGNA RECIPE - DON'T SWEAT THE RECIPE
2018-04-10 Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Boil the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions, drain and set aside. In a medium-size bowl mix the ricotta, egg, and parmesan. Spread 1 1/2 cups of the meat sauce evenly in the bottom of a 13x9x2 baking pan. Layer 1/3 of the noodles over the sauce horizontally.
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THE BEST CLASSIC LASAGNA RECIPE
2021-09-27 The Spruce / Cara Cormack. Start the sauce about 30 minutes in advance. In a large deep saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until onions are soft. The Spruce / Cara Cormack. Add the ground beef and brown, stirring frequently. The Spruce / Cara Cormack.
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CLASSIC LASAGNA - ONCE UPON A CHEF
2020-12-15 Bake for 40 minutes in a 375°F oven. Carefully uncover and increase the oven temperature to 400°F. Bake, uncovered, until the noodles are tender, the sauce is bubbling, and the edges are golden and puffed, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
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BEST LASAGNA RECIPE | BON APPéTIT
2018-02-07 Step 3. Reduce heat to medium. Add pancetta and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned and beginning to crisp, about 5 minutes. Add …
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THE BEST LASAGNA RECIPES, ACCORDING TO EATER EDITORS
2022-02-11 For this polenta lasagna, Melissa Clark calls for cooking the polenta on the stove with butter, spinach, and Parmesan, then spreading it out on a sheet and baking it …
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10 BEST LASAGNA RECIPES - AHEAD OF THYME
2021-12-11 Prepare the cheese mixture: In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, ¼ cup Parmesan, beaten egg, and parsley. Stir well to combine together. Assemble the lasagna : Sauce: Evenly spread 1 cup of the meat sauce in a 9x13 baking pan. Noodles: Place 3 lasagna noodles evenly apart over the meat sauce.
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LASAGNA (TRADITIONAL ITALIAN RECIPE) EASY STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS
2020-10-24 In a large, heavy pot, put the olive oil, garlic and parsley over medium high heat. When the garlic begins to brown, increase the heat and add the ground beef. Break up the beef, but keep it rather chunky. Sprinkle with about 1/2 tsp of salt. When the beef is beginning to dry up, add the tomatoes and stir well.
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TOP 49 BEST LASAGNA RECIPES TRADITIONAL ITALIAN
Homemade Italian lasagna recipe: the best lasagna ever 1 week ago Method. Prepare the meat sauce by heating the olive oil in a large pan and deep fry the onion, carrot, and celery for about 5 minutes, stirringly occasionally. Add the minced meat and keep cooking for 5 minutes, stirringly constantly. Add salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes more.
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CHRISTMAS LASAGNA RECIPES : OPTIMAL RESOLUTION LIST - BESTDOGWIKI
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NICOLE'S BEST LASAGNA RECIPE | MYRECIPES
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly 3 minutes. Whisk in milk, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Remove from heat, and whisk in …
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LASAGNA - GIMME SOME OVEN
2019-05-13 Make the cheese mixture: Stir together the ricotta, Parmesan, basil and egg until combined. Prep oven and baking dish: Heat the oven to 375°F and mist a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Assemble the lasagna: In this order: First layer: Sauce + …
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GRANDMA’S BEST LASAGNA RECIPE - THE PROUD ITALIAN
2022-03-04 Repeat this kind of layering with the remainder of the ricotta, sauce, and sausage. Top with four noodles and cover with 1½ cups of sauce. Take the remaining one cup of mozzarella with the remaining ¼ cup of Parmesan and 1½ cup of sauce and sprinkle over the lasagna. Step 6. Spend 45 minutes baking the lasagna.
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WORLD'S BEST LASAGNA RECIPE (TIPS, TRICKS, FREEZER INSTRUCTIONS)
Make a layer of lasagna noodles by placing 4 noodles lengthwise and part of a 5th noodle on top to cover. Take care you pat your noodles dry after soaking before layering. Spread an even layer of the ricotta cheese mixture (⅓ of the mixture). Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese followed by ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
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EASIEST LASAGNA EVER - DAMN DELICIOUS
2016-03-19 Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
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THE EASIEST LASAGNA RECIPE EVER - COOKING CLASSY
Top with 3 lasagna noodles. 5. Spread 1/2 of the ricotta over the pasta. Top evenly with 1/2 of the mozzarella and 1/2 of the parmesan. Top with another 1/3 of the sauce. 6. Add 3 more lasagna noodles then spread even with with remaining 1/2 of the …
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BEST LASAGNA - CAFE DELITES
2019-12-11 Preheat oven to 350°F | 180°F. Spoon about 1 cup of meat sauce on the base of a 9x13-inch baking dish, then cover with lasagna sheets. (Trim sheets to fit over the meat if needed.) Layer with 2 cups of meat sauce (or enough to cover pasta), 1 cup of white sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers (leaving the remaining cheese for ...
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