The Best Classic Lasagna Recipe
The perfect lasagna recipe made with parmesan ricotta cheese filling, melted mozzarella cheese, lasagna noodles, and a robust tomato meat sauce. It is the best lasagna recipe!
This is one recipe my husband begs me to make. He is obsessed with this lasagna and if he is stressed or overwhelmed with work, this is what I make him. It is the perfect comfort food meal! There's something so amazing about homemade, made-from-scratch lasagna. Whenever he orders beef lasagna at a restaurant, he ends up disappointed. This is such a warm, comforting dinner and can feed a crowd (or at least a lot of hungry kids).
This is a classic homemade lasagna recipe made with layers of gooey melted mozzarella cheese, a parmesan ricotta cheese, and a robust tomato meat sauce. It is perfect for weeknight dinners, potlucks, or to take to friends who just had a baby. This lasagna recipe can be frozen so it is perfect to made ahead of time. It also makes flavorful leftovers.
How to make the Best Homemade Lasagna:
- Start by making a homemade meat sauce. This is done by sautéing an onion in olive oil until it begins to soften. This brings out the sweet flavor of the onion. Then it is time to brown the ground beef until it is browned and the onion is softened. Stir in the marinara sauce and let it simmer on low. If you want your lasagna to be extra saucy, I suggest adding ½ jar more marinara sauce.
- Make a parmesan ricotta cheese mixture. This is what gives the lasagna the creamy filling. I love to flavor the ricotta cheese with a good amount of parmesan cheese, spices, and egg to bind it together.
- Use your favorite lasagna noodles. There are two choices for lasagna noodles -- oven-ready pre-cooked noodles or lasagna noodles that need to be cooked before hitting the oven. I have tried both ways and can attest that they both work!
- Bring on the cheese! The best lasagna is full of cheese so be generous with the layers of mozzarella cheese.
- Bake covered for 15 minutes and then remove the foil and continue to cook until the cheese is bubbly. Let it set up for 10 minutes before serving.
Here are some more of my favorite lasagna recipes:
Italian Bolognese Lasagna
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What kind of store bought sauce do you use for your lasagne? Jarred sauce just seem to bring out the original Italian taste. Do you add wine to any of your marinara, pizza or spaghetti sauces? Thank you
Trying it during Xmas holidays for extended family visitors.
I finally found a lasagna recipe that is easy and delicious. Everytime I make this it reminds me of the lasagna my Italian grandmother used to make and my Italian family loves it.
This was SO DELICIOUS! We made it for our Christmas dinner and it was perfect. I love that it didn't take too long to bake! My husband and 14 month old loved it. 🙂