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Easy DIY Lasagna

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

What you need:

1 box lasagna noodles (par-cooked or raw)

2-28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 bay leaf

1 whole white onion chopped

3 garlic cloves chopped

1/3 cup white cooking wine (optional)

1-pound Italian sausage

1-pound ground beef

2 tablespoons dried basil

1 tablespoon oregano

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 egg

16 ounces ricotta cheese

¼ cup grated Parmesan

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large pan and heat.

3. Add onion, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper and ¼ teaspoon pepper flakes. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.

4. Add garlic cloves. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.

5. Add Italian sausage and ground beef. Stir and cook for 10 minutes.

6. Add tomato paste. Mix well.

7. Add crushed tomatoes, brown sugar, basil, oregano, cooking wine, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper. Mix well and cook for 15 mins.

8. Taste for flavor. Add more salt, pepper or pepper flakes if needed.

9. Add bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 15 mins.

10. Remove the bay leaf after sauce is done. That won’t be pleasant to eat!

11. In a large bowl combine, ricotta, egg, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Mix well using spatula or whisk.

12. In a lasagna pan (desired size, I used a 13x9) ladle about 1 cup of sauce to the dish.

13. Add one layer of lasagna noodles. Use extra noodles to fill in the sides if needed but its optional.

14. Spread about ½ cup of ricotta mixture over the noodles.

15. Ladle sauce over ricotta cheese.

16. Top with shredded cheese.

17. I was able to get 3 layers so measure ingredients accordingly.

18. On last layer don’t top with cheese.

19. Cover dish with foil and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

20. Remove from oven and add remaining cheese and bake uncovered for another 20 minutes.

21. Let cook for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!

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