The Most Delicious Lasagna Recipe

The Most Delicious Lasagna Recipe

  • Author: Carmen
  • Total Time: 4 Hrs
  • Yield: 10 Servings 1x


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes (fire-roasted tomatoes work great too!)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil leaves
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp of Italian seasoning
  • 5 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 1 egg
  • 16 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Grab your Dutch oven! Begin to cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat – until browned. Then stir in tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste.
  2. Once stirred fully, add sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and 3 tablespoons parsley. Cover and simmer for around 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles as directed on bag/box, usually around 8-10min. Drain and rinse noodles in cold water.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese and egg, remaining parsley, and a dash of salt.
  5. Preheat oven to 375° F
  6. Now it’s time for the assembly of this delicious dish! In a 9×13″ baking dish, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom.; arrange noodles over sauce (lengthwise), and spread 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture overtop, followed with 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. Spoon 1 1/2 cup sauce over mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle with 1/3 parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, until there’s no more sauce to be had! Finish by topping the lasagna with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  7. This bad boy is ready for the oven! Cover the lasagna with foil, making sure it doesn’t touch the cheese.
  8. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes; remove foil and bake an additional 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool for 20 minutes before serving.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian