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Hearty Lasagna

Hearty Lasagna
Hearty Lasagna

Your family will love this warm hearty meal. And you will love how easy it is to make!

 

    • 1 pound ground beef.          BUY NOW

    • ½ cup minced onion

    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

    • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

    • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

    • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce

    • ½ cup water

    • 2 tablespoons white sugar

    • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil leaves

    • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds

    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

    • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided, or to taste

    • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    • 12 lasagna noodles **ready bake are the best!

    • 16 ounces ricotta cheese

    • 1 egg

    • ¾ pound mozzarella cheese, sliced

    • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese


    Directions


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).





    Step 3

    **I use ready bake noodles so that I can skip this step of boiling but if you want traditional lasagna noodles here is how.**

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

    To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.

      Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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