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Classic Lasagna

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Classic Lasagna

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  • 1 lb. lasagna noodles (box of dry, you will need 16 noodles. A one pound box contains 20 noodles so you will have four extra. Usually a few get broken so this usually works out)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup onions (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. sausages (meat, ground Italian, hot or sweet your choice)
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes (canned, we use Cento)
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. oregano (dry)
  • 2 Tbsp. basil (dry, or 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 2 lb. whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley (chopped fresh)
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella (sliced into 12 slices)
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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    Calories660Calories from Fat410
    Total Fat46g71%
    Saturated Fat22g110%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat410
    Total Carbohydrate18g6%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Tiffani Livingston a month ago
    My first time cooking lasagna. Directions were easy to follow. I used ground turkey instead of beef and it was amazing. Would definitely use this recipe again.
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    Leslie 3 months ago
    Delicious! This is a family favorite.
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    CatCooks 4 months ago
    Wow! This is the best lasagne I’ve ever made. The cheese combo is amazing.
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    Erma Bernard 5 months ago
    This was my second time making this, I added fresh spinach. The dish was wonderful!
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    marvin milock 6 months ago
    Great recipe, added a bit more ground beef as well as cream cheese
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    marisol moran 7 months ago
    soo good! will make again.
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    Renee Collins 8 months ago
    Used as a pattern. Filling: 15 oz Container of ricotta. 2 cups shedded mozzarella, 2 eggs, lightly beaten. Spices: basil, oregano,garlic powder, Italian seasoning. Layer thin sliced mozzarella between layers. Finish with sliced mozzarella & light sauce. Cook 20 mins day before. Use own sauce.
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    Christopher Giggey 9 months ago
    Fantastic. I would definitely make this again. I used homemade lasagna noodles made in my Philips pasta machine. It takes time but it’s worth every minute
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    Eriquea 10 months ago
    This is absolutely amazing!! I followed everything except red pepper flakes and mint but only cause I didn’t have any on hand! Made a nice salad to go on the side and it felt like I was at Olive Garden! Definitely adding this recipe to my book!
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    Alana Vazquez 10 months ago
    absolutely delicious 👍🏻
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    clarence g. a year ago
    Great recipes,, Delicious
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    Katharine a year ago
    Most excellent, takes extra 1/2 hour to cook if refrigerated before hand. So good my husband had to go back for thirds!
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    Used this recipe to make lasagna for the first time and it was AMAZING! I used lean ground Turkey instead and it was still so yummy!
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    Sam Pym a year ago
    Cooked this years ago and it's still the greatest lasagna I have ever tasted!
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    Adkins a year ago
    Fantabulus!! Made it 4 times so far :)
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    Jason B. a year ago
    Turned out great, would make again for sure.
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    LaKeisha Hitt a year ago
    This was delicious. This was the first time I making lasagna and the directions were easy to follow
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    Michelle D a year ago
    Used this recipe having never made lasagna before and everyone absolutely loved it. I found that it didn't need that last layer of noodles and tomato sauce so I leave if off. Will definitely be making this again.
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    Brandon Schwendy a year ago
    Turned out well and this was my first time making lasagna! I will make it again, with some minor changes. Just my preference, I will use less oregano.
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    Cheri Aitken 2 years ago
    very good & I'll make it again.
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    Amelia Fisher 2 years ago
    I made it for my family and they all loved it, said it was the best lasagna they’ve ever had.
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    Manuel Palacio 2 years ago
    great, make sure to have a right size pan.
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    Danielle Rhymes 2 years ago
    Wooonderful!! We usually buy frozen lasagna & not even half my kids will eat it... everyone ate this one and loved it!
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    Joanne 2 years ago
    Used cottage cheese. First 2 layers oven ready lasagna layer...boiled regular lasagne noodles
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    Holly Lynch 2 years ago
    First time making lasagna, and it was amazing!!!! Everyone was impressed by this dish! So tasty! Followed everything to a T but forgot the eggs (oops duh I know) but honestly it made no difference at all! This dish was awesome! I used fresh parsley and basil from my garden. I even used part skim milk ricotta cheese and reduced fat mozzarella-No one could tell the difference!! I will definitely be making this again in the near future !!!!! Highly recommend! It’s also enough for a large crowd or great for many yummy leftovers! Thanks for this recipe xx
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    Leighlaa Beng 2 years ago
    “No chef” but today I’m feeling like one! Turned out absolutely amazing. I followed the directions to the “T”... minus the sausages— I used Polska Kielbasa sausages instead. Very flavorful!
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    Linda 2 years ago
    This was outstanding. Made enough for 3 meals
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    Mary Can Cook 2 years ago
    This came out amazing! Everyone loved it. Next time I will definitely add more of the ricotta cheese mixture as it was phenomenal :)
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    Megan Copley 2 years ago
    I added about 3 tablespoons of brown sugar to my meat sauce and I ran out of mozzarella so I added some Colby Jack on top. I only used 1 cup of tomato sauce in the bottom.
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    Bob Gray 2 years ago
    Excellent recipe. I used my own sauce. It tuned out perfect!