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Hearty Lasagna Recipe

Hearty Lasagna

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"This classic lasagna casserole features ground beef in a perfectly seasoned pasta sauce layered with noodles and traditional Italian cheeses."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and eggs.
  2. Cook beef in saucepan until browned. Pour off fat. Stir in pasta sauce.
  3. Spread 1 cup beef mixture in each of 2 2-quart shallow baking dishes. Top each with 2 lasagna noodles and 1 cup ricotta cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Top each with 2 lasagna noodles, remaining beef mixture and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until hot. Let stand 10 minutes.
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  • Tip: To freeze, prepare lasagna but do not bake. Cover tightly with foil and freeze. Bake frozen lasagna uncovered at 350 degrees F for 1 hour 15 minutes or until hot. Or, refrigerate 24 hours to thaw. Bake thawed lasagna uncovered at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or until hot. Let stand 10 minutes.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2009

This was a simple recipe, how ever it lacked some spices. I made a 2nd batch after making the 1st one to a T. So 2nd batch with my tweeks were yummier. I added 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan Cheese to the ricotta along with 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp dried parsley, 1 tsp dried basil, 1/4 tsp black pepper. I also increased the ground beef to 2 pounds and added 2-3 cloves of minced garlic and increased the jar of sauce to 2. We loved the 2nd batch better then the 1st. It was much more meatier and filling. And followed the instructions on the basic set up. But will agree that it is simple to make and the cost is better then buying a pre-made frozen lasagna any day.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 15, 2009

I was only able to fill one of the 2 qt dishes with 1 lb of ground beef.... and even with that, just barely. I personally like a little more meat in my lasagna, so that could be why, but I still suggest doing at least 1.5 lb.

Feb 04, 2009

This is a very tasty lasagna, I followed the recipe, the only thing that I changed was that I added some garlic powder and Italian seasoning to the ricotta cheese mix. And into the ground beef I added chopped onions. It was a very good change. Everyone that was eating just loved it.

Dec 22, 2008

l-o-v-e-d it! It was an interesting mix... I've tried other lasagna on this website, but this is my personal favorite!--It had better, softer, and a more squishy texture. I thought it was great compared to the other ones. I did add some triangle jalapino pepperjack cheese on top, cuz' i like spicey foods. Don't get me wrong, it's a favorite in my whole family!

Dec 27, 2008

This is a wonderful recipe! Very easy and very tasty! Will make again soon!

Jan 04, 2009

This was very easy and delicious! I made it for a dinner party and everyone loved it :)

Feb 06, 2009

ALthought asty, i founf the proportions to be waaay off. Barely made one pan's worth. i used around 1.15lbs of meat (recipe says 1 lb)and i only got a layer and a half of meat sauce. that being the case, i scaled back to 2 layers, only 6 noodles used. this was the same with the cheese..not enough. i will make this recipe again, but with the corrected amounts

Jan 05, 2009

I used the "lasagna ready" pasta and cooked the specified time and it still was not done. I also think the 3 cups of ricotta cheese was too much for this dish. I baked it uncovered as instructed and it just didn't seem to hit the spot for me or my boyfriend. Semi-good taste but it needs changes.


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  • Calories
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 844 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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