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.

nayen miah
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I made this lasagna for a party last weekend and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and I received several compliments. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


Na'vadious Allen
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This was the best lasagna I've ever had! The ricotta cheese filling was so creamy and flavorful. I will definitely be making this again.


Miroo Janiii
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I've made this lasagna several times now and it always turns out great. It's a family favorite and I highly recommend it.


Sarath Kumara
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I made this lasagna for my family last night and they loved it. The flavors were perfect and the cheese was melted and gooey. I will definitely be making this again.


Sulman Gujjar
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This lasagna was delicious! The ricotta cheese filling was so creamy and the meat sauce was flavorful. I will definitely be making this again.


charles ndungu
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I've been making this lasagna for years and it's always a crowd-pleaser. It's the perfect dish for a special occasion or a weeknight meal.


Training Dog
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This lasagna was easy to make and turned out great. I used a no-boil lasagna noodle and it cooked perfectly. The cheese was melted and gooey and the flavors were delicious.


Raymond Ogbuehi
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I made this lasagna for a party last weekend and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and I received several compliments. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


tanweerkhan official
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This was the best lasagna I've ever had! The ricotta cheese filling was so creamy and flavorful. I will definitely be making this again.


Naeem Naeem
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I've made this lasagna several times now and it always turns out great. It's a family favorite and I highly recommend it.


Waris Shah
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I made this lasagna for my family last night and they loved it. The flavors were perfect and the cheese was melted and gooey. I will definitely be making this again.


noel carlia
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This lasagna was delicious! The ricotta cheese filling was so creamy and the meat sauce was flavorful. I will definitely be making this again.


DIN MUHAMMED “Din MUHAMMED MALIK” MALIK
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I've been making this lasagna for years and it's always a crowd-pleaser. It's the perfect dish for a special occasion or a weeknight meal.


Nureini Ajagbe
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This lasagna was easy to make and turned out great. I used a no-boil lasagna noodle and it cooked perfectly. The cheese was melted and gooey and the flavors were delicious.


Danae Konstantinou
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I made this lasagna for a party last weekend and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and I received several compliments. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


Jeda Walker
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This was the best lasagna I've ever had! The ricotta cheese filling was so creamy and flavorful. I will definitely be making this again.


Saraphina Sperrazza
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I've made this lasagna several times now and it always turns out great. It's a family favorite and I highly recommend it.


Shane Barsati
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This lasagna was absolutely delicious! I made it for my family last night and they loved it. The flavors were perfect and the cheese was melted and gooey. I will definitely be making this again.