Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 40 seconds. Add meatloaf mix, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, breaking up meat with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Stir in cream and simmer until liquid evaporates and only fat remains, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, bring to simmer, and cook until flavors blend, about 5 minutes. Off heat, stir in 1/4 cup basil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let cool to room temperature, 30-45 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine ricotta, Parmesan, eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and remaining 1/4 cup basil in bowl.
Grease two 8-ince square disposable aluminum pans. Spread 1 cup sauce over bottom of each prepared pan. Assemble 2 lasagnas by layering ingredients as follows: lay 2 noodles in pan, spread generous 1/3 cup ricotta mixture over noodles, sprinkle with 2/3 cup mozzarella, and top with 2/3 cup sauce; repeat layering 2 more times. Lay remaining 4 noodles in pans, 2 noodles per pan, and top evenly with remaining sauce. (To serve 1 casserole right away, follow serving instructions, baking in preheated 400-degree oven and reducing covered baking time to 45 minutes.)
Wrap pans tightly with plastic wrap and cover with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. (Do not thaw before reheating)
TO FINISH AND SERVE
Unwrap casserole, cover with greased foil and place on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Place on upper middle rack of cold oven, turn oven to 400 degrees, and bake until casserole is hot throughout, about 75 minutes. Remove casserole from oven and heat broiler. Uncover, sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan, and broil until cheese is melted. and spotty brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, sprinkle with basil, and serve.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (547g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 406 (45%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 45.1g||60 %|
|Saturated Fat 25.2g||126 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 13.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.9g|
|Cholesterol 423.2mg||130 %|
|Sodium 944.4mg||33 %|
|Potassium 529.5mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 63.4g||19 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.6g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 62.8g|
|Protein 59.2g||85 %|
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Calories per serving: 900
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