Lasagna is one of the best family dishes of all time. This easy homemade classic lasagna is one that is a favorite in our home and great for group dinners!
- 1 lb ground beef ((cooked and drained))
- 4 cups marinara sauce
- 5 cups ricotta cheese ((whole milk))
- 2 1/2 cups parmesan cheese ((grated))
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley ((chopped))
- 3 tbsp fresh basil ((chopped))
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil ((extra virgin))
- 3 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese ((shredded))
- 15 lasagna sheets (noodles)
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large saucepan, cook 1 lb of ground beef over medium high heat until cooked through and is no longer pink. Drain well.
Mix the prepared beef with 4 cups of marinara sauce to make your meat sauce. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, parmesan, fresh parsley, basil, salt, black pepper, and olive oil and set aside.
In your lasagna baking dish, spread a thing layer of the marinara and meat mixture on the bottom. Place 3 lasagna noodles lengthwise in the dish to create a layer of pasta. Spread enough ricotta mixture to cover the noodles, then add a layer of the fresh mozzarella cheese. Repeat these layers until you’re out of mixture. (*This recipe uses no boil lasagna noodles. If you have noodles that require boiling, fill a large pot with hot water and boil them for the recommended time. Then rinse the noodles in cool water before layering)
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350F, then uncover and broil on low for 1-2 minutes.
Calories: 750kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1529mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1628IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 783mg | Iron: 3mg