The Best Homemade Lasagna Recipe

homemade lasagna recipe

The Best Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Almost everyone I’ve met over the course of my life seems to love lasagna or at least has tasted it and would love to try it once more. But not all Lasagna are made the same, this is due to the difference in recipe and cooking instructions followed to make them. In this article, I would be sharing with you my tested and trusted homemade lasagna recipe that would keep you wanting more of it.

homemade lasagna recipe

Homemade Lasagna Recipe

The best Lasagnas are the ones that were homemade with your own twist and according to your taste preferences. This homemade lasagna recipe would introduce you to the world of making your own lasagnas easily.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 437 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large pot for boiling noodles
  • 1 Large skillet or saucepan for cooking meat sauce
  • 1 Mixing bowls
  • 1 Baking dish
  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients
  

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound 450g ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can 28 ounces/800g crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can 6 ounces/170g tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 15 ounces 425g ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet or saucepan, cook the ground beef or Italian sausage over medium heat until browned. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using). Simmer the sauce for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, and grated Parmesan cheese. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  • To assemble the lasagna, spread a thin layer of meat sauce on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange 4 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce, slightly overlapping if necessary.
  • Spread half of the ricotta mixture over the noodles, followed by a layer of meat sauce and a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers, ending with a final layer of meat sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
  • Allow the lasagna to cool for a few minutes before slicing. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.
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