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Lasagna Recipe

 

Homemade lasagna is a classic dinner and always a huge hit! Lasagna noodles layered with beefy, saucy, and cheesy deliciousness. 

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This lasagna recipe is sure to make your nonna proud! 

Tips for the best lasagna recipe: 

  • Adding red wine and heavy cream to the meat sauce adds a rich and indulgent depth of flavor.
  • Use whole milk ricotta and part-skim mozzarella. 
  • Mix 2 eggs in with the cheeses to add more flavor and moisture. 
  • Always start the layers with the sauce so the noodles don’t get stuck.

How to make lasagna:

For the noodles: Boil the noodles 4-5 minutes, until slightly undercooked so they don’t get overcooked and mushy during baking. Drain and set aside individually on a baking sheet coated with oil until ready to use. 

For the cheese sauce: In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, eggs, chopped spinach, and black pepper. Stir to combine. 

For the meat sauce: Heat olive oil in a medium sauce-pan. Sauteé the ground beef, onions, and garlic until the beef is browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the red wine and heavy cream and simmer 2-5 minutes. Add the marinara and stir to combine, set aside and keep warm while you assemble the cheese layer.

How to assemble and cook lasagna:

Spray a 9 x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray. Add 1 cup of meat sauce to the bottom of the pan, a single layer of noodles, and ¼ cup of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layers, ending with the cheese mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with shredded mozzarella. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Set the lasagna under a broiler for a few minutes so the cheese gets nicely browned and bubbly. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. 

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How to reheat lasagna:

This lasagna recipe makes great leftovers- actually even better than the original! Bake leftover lasagna in the oven at 375° for about 30 minutes. To reheat in the microwave, sprinkle a little water on top and cover, microwave 1 – 2 minutes. 

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Lasagna

Easy meat lasagna recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 375kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

For the meat sauce

  • 2 lbs. ground beef 85% lean
  • 2 cups red onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 4 cups marinara
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

For the cheese layer

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp. pepper

For the noodles

  • 1 package lasagna noodles

For topping

  • shredded mozzarella for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • Boil the lasagna noodles in water for 4-5 minutes until just under al dente
  • Drain the noodles and set individually on a pan that has been drizzled with olive oil

Make the meat sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan
  • Sauteé the chopped red onions, minced garlic, and ground beef until beef is cooked through and no pink remains
  • Add the red wine and heavy cream and stir to combine. Simmer 5 minutes
  • Add the marinara and stir to combine. Set aside until ready to use

For the cheese layer

  • In a medium bowl combine ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, chopped spinach, eggs, and pepper and stir to combine

Assemble the lasagna

  • Spray a 9 x 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
  • Add 1 cup of meat sauce to the bottom of the pan
  • Add enough lasagna noodles to cover the pan, top with the cheese layer
  • Repeat the layers, ending with the cheese mixture
  • Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, top with enough shredded mozzarella to cover the top and bake an additional 15 minutes, uncovered

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal

 

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