Best Lasagna


This is hands down the Best Lasagna Recipe ever! Easy, cheesy, meaty and so so delicious! Cuts perfect slices every time. Enjoy!

This is hands down the Best Lasagna Recipe ever! Easy, cheesy, meaty and so so delicious! Cuts perfect slices every time. Enjoy!

Ingredients
  • For the meat sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef 93/7
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • For the cheese layer:
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 1/4 pound mozzarella cheese grated
  • US Customary - Metric

Instructions
  1. For the meat sauce: In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in onion and saute 2-3 minutes. Add in garlic and ground beef. Break meat apart as it browns. Once meat has browned completely, pour in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, bay leaves, dried basil, sugar, Italian Seasoning and salt. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook sauce 1-2 hours or until very thick.
  2. While meat sauce cooks, make the cheese layer: stir cheeses together in a bowl with basil, parsley and salt & pepper. Set aside.
  3. Cook lasagna noodles 2/3 of the time marked on the package. About 7 minutes or so. Drain and place noodles in a large bowl of cold water.