Satisfy Your Cravings: Classic Lasagna



Satisfy Your Cravings: Classic Lasagna

Classic lasagna is the ultimate comfort food, with layers of rich, savory flavors that melt in your mouth. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a cozy family dinner, this recipe will satisfy your cravings and leave everyone wanting more.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 2 (6.5-ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned.
  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water.
  3. Add sugar, salt, basil, fennel seeds, and Italian seasoning.
  4. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, chopped parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  7. Spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  8. Layer with 6 lasagna noodles, 1/2 of the ricotta cheese mixture, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese.
  9. Repeat layers, and cover with the remaining 6 lasagna noodles and meat sauce.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  11. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  12. Remove foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  13. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Classic lasagna with layers of savory meat sauce, creamy ricotta, and melted cheese.

Nutrition: (per serving) Calories – 530, Total Fat – 28g, Carbohydrates – 37g, Protein – 34g

Savor the classic lasagna with its delicious layers of meaty goodness and cheesy perfection. It’s a timeless recipe that’s perfect for sharing with loved ones. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or just craving some comfort food, this classic lasagna will hit the spot. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to indulge in a slice of pure Italian comfort.

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