Best Lasagna Recipe! Lasagna Recipe is the best recipe for homemade Italian-style lasagna especially if you choose to buy vegan artisan cheese. The balance between layers of cheese, noodles and homemade bolognese sauce is perfection!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
- 3/4 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion (minced)
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
- 2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
- 2 (6.5 oz) cans canned tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 12 lasagna noodles (regular or no cook)
- 16 oz ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until cooked through and browned. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water and stir everything together.
- Add sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of parsley, and stir to combine. Simmer, covered, for at least 1½ hours, stirring occasionally.
- If using regular lasagna noodles, cook according to package instructions and drain. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, remaining parsley and ½ teaspoon salt. Preheat oven to 375 F.
- To assemble, spread 1½ cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Arrange a single layer of noodles over meat sauce.
- Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese. Spoon 1½ cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
- Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.
It freezes well. It reheats well. Leftovers will keep you happy for days.