Classic Lasagna Recipe Recipe

Classic Lasagna Recipe Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ small dice yellow onion
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 4 ounces of loose mild Italian sausage
  • 4 ounces of ground beef
  • 6 cups of canned diced tomatoes and juice
  • 1 teaspoon of dry oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of dry basil
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 32 ounces of whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 20 par-boiled lasagna noodles
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley and basil for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium size pot over medium heat add in the olive oil and lightly brown the onions and garlic.
  3. Once brown add in the sausage and beef and cook until there is no pink, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  4. Next, add in the tomatoes, oregano and basil and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
  5. Thicken the tomato sauce with tomato paste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.  keep warm.
  6. In a large bowl whisk 1 egg and then completely mix together the ricotta, parmesan, chopped fresh basil, salt and pepper and set aside.
  7. Evenly layer a 13x9 casserole dish as followed: sauce, 4 noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, sauce, mozzarella and then repeat 3 more times finish with noodles, sauce and cheese.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown on top.
  9. Garnish with chopped parsley and basil.  Serve hot.