World's Best Lasagna
I have been making this recipe for 4 years and it's a big hit... my family constantly requests it.."Great recipe, family makes me do triple batches and freeze for when im out of town! Thanks for sharing this recipe, i have seen it around a few sites and glad to have it here to pop onto my grocery list :)" - ChrisFink
Yield: 12 Ready in 3 hours, 15 minutes
favorite of 21 people 11 people want to try
Verified by stevemur
|1 poundSweet Italian Sausage|
|3/4 poundLean ground beef|
|1/2 cupOnion; minced|
|2 clovesGarlic; crushed|
|1 28-oz canTomatoes; crushed|
|1 can (12 oz)Tomato paste|
|2 6.5-oz canTomato Sause|
|2 tblspoonsDried Basil Leaves|
|1/2 teaspoonFennel Seeds|
|1 tablespoonItalian seasoning|
|1/4 teaspoonBlack Pepper; ground|
|4 tblspoonsFresh parsley; chopped|
|12 Lasagna Noodles|
|16 ouncesRicotta Cheese|
|3/4 poundMozzarella Cheese; sliced|
|3/4 cupParmesan cheese; grated|
World's Best Lasagna Preparation
30 MinCook Time:
2 Hrs 30 MinReady In:
3 Hrs 15 Min
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.
This is my favorite Lasagna recipe. I have made it numerous times in the last 4 years and all my family love and ask me to make it.
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