Easy Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Easy Lasagna Recipe Recipes

How to make Lasagna

Lasagna is an Italian dish made of multiple layers of wide, flat pasta sheets, cheese, and various types of sauce, including meat or tomato sauce. This dish is both tasty and filling, making it a popular choice for family dinners and special occasions.

Lasagna is a dish that started in Naples around the 14th century. Its history traces back to the time when people were looking for new and innovative ways to cook pasta. However, the traditional lasagna recipe that we know today was discovered in Emilia-Romagna in Italy in the early 19th century, and it quickly became popular across the world.

Prep:30 mins  Cook:1 hr 10 mins  Additional: 45 mins

Total: 2 hrs 25 mins  Servings:10  Yield: 1 9×13-inch pan


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of Italian-style crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans of tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds (Optional)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (15-ounce) container of ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 (16-ounce) package of shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


Step 1

Brown sausage and ground beef with onion and garlic in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat, cooking and stirring until meat is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Stir tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, Italian-style crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, 2 tablespoons parsley, brown sugar, salt, Italian seasoning, black pepper, fennel seeds, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese into a meat mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer sauce for at least 1 hour (up to 6 for best flavor). Stir occasionally.

Step 2

Place lasagna noodles into a deep bowl and cover with very hot tap water; let soak for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Beat egg in a bowl and stir ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoons parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and nutmeg into the egg until thoroughly combined.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Cover the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish with 1 cup of sauce. Layer 4 soaked lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture, 1/3 of the shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in the dish. Repeat layers twice more, ending with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

Step 6

Bake until the lasagna noodles are tender and the casserole is bubbling for about 50 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese topping is lightly browned 15 to 20 more minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.


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Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 594 calories;

protein 41.2g;

carbohydrates 43.4g;

fat 29.1g;

cholesterol 115mg;

sodium 1897.5mg

In closing:

Lasagna is a satisfying and flavorful dish that has stood the test of time. Its origins in Naples and modification in Emilia-Romagna have contributed to the Lasagna we know and love today. The distinct layering of pasta, sauce, meat, and cheese is what makes lasagna so delicious and why it continues to be a favorite dish of Italian cuisine.

The rich flavor of Homemade Lasagna is so pleasing that it has traveled around the world and found a place on the dinner tables of many food lovers. Lasagna remains a treasured dish that is easy to prepare and enjoyable to eat and is sure to bring happiness and satisfaction to those who enjoy it.

Easy Lasagna Recipe

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