Classic Beef and Cheese Lasagna



Classic Beef and Cheese Lasagna

If you’re craving comfort food with a touch of Italian flair, look no further than this mouthwatering Classic Beef and Cheese Lasagna. Layers of rich, savory meat sauce, creamy béchamel, tender lasagna noodles, and a generous helping of melted cheese come together to create a culinary masterpiece that will have your taste buds dancing.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups béchamel sauce
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain excess fat.
  2. Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  6. Spread a thin layer of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  7. Layer with lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, meat sauce, and béchamel sauce. Repeat layers.
  8. Top with a final layer of lasagna noodles and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes until bubbly and golden.
  10. Allow the lasagna to rest for a few minutes before serving. This will make it easier to slice and serve.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yields: 8 servings

This Classic Beef and Cheese Lasagna is a timeless family favorite. With its layers of meaty goodness and cheesy indulgence, it’s the perfect dish for gatherings or a cozy night in.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 460, Fat: 25g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 27g, Fiber: 3g

Dive into the layers of flavor and create memories around the dinner table with this Classic Beef and Cheese Lasagna. Whether you’re serving it to a crowd or savoring it as leftovers, this dish will leave you craving more. Enjoy the hearty, cheesy goodness that defines classic comfort food.

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