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Classic Homemade Lasagna

This easy lasagna recipe is a classic dinner idea that everyone should have in their recipe arsenal. Tenders sheets of pasta smothered in a meaty tomato sauce and cheesy filling – what’s not to love?

This easy lasagna recipe is a classic dinner idea that everyone should have in their recipe arsenal. Tenders sheets of pasta smothered in a meaty tomato sauce and cheesy filling – what’s not to love?

  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: italian
  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: italian
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  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: italian

Ingredients

for the meat sauce

  • 1/2 large white onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 pound ground beef*
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups tomato sauce

for the rest of the lasagna

  • 9 ounces oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon herb seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, sauté the garlic, diced onion, and diced red pepper until translucent. Push all the veggies to the side of pan, creating a ring of vegetables.
  2. Add the meat in the middle. Cook the meat and while it’s cooking use a straight edge spatula to break up the meat into small pieces. Once no pink meat remains, stir the vegetables and meat together and cook for another 3 minutes. Add oregano, salt, tomato sauce, red wine, and water. Cook until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 13 x 9″ casserole dish. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, parmesan, eggs, basil, and herbs, stirring together until well mixed.
  5. Spread a thin layer of meat sauce in the casserole dish. Place a layer of the lasagna noodles in a flat layer over the sauce. Spread about 1/2 cup of the ricotta mixture over the noodles, followed by about 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce. Repeat until you run out of ricotta, ending with noodles topped with sauce. Spread the mozzarella cheese over the last layer.
  6. Cover the pan tightly with tinfoil and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes. Allow to cool before serving!

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Notes

*We used 80% lean! If beef isn’t your thing, you could also substitute ground turkey or chicken!