World's Best Lasagna

HOW TO MAKE IT

Homemade Lasagna

YIELD

12 servings

TIME

2 hrs. 40 min.

Ingredients  1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage 3/4 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes two 6 ounce cans tomato paste two 6.5 ounce cans canned tomato sauce (or one 15 oz. can) 1/2 cup water 2 Tablespoons sugar (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional) 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided 12 lasagna noodles, regular or no cook 16 ounces ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded 3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese

MAKE THE SAUCE

1

Combine sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic in a large pot over medium heat.

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MAKE THE SAUCE

2

Stir and cook until cooked through and browned.

MAKE THE SAUCE

3

Add the remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and let it cook for at least 1 1/2 hours.

PREPARE THE NOODLES & CHEESES

4

If you are using regular lasagna noodles, cook pasta. Shred the mozzarella cheese. Stir together the ricotta, egg, parsley, and salt.

LAYER THE LASAGNA

5

Layer  sauce on the bottom of the pan.

LAYER THE LASAGNA

6

Top with noodles and then top with ricotta cheese mixture.

LAYER THE LASAGNA

7

Sprinkle on mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

LAYER THE LASAGNA

8

Add more sauce and then repeat layers starting with another layer of noodles.

LAYER THE LASAGNA

8

Add a final top layer of noodles, sauce, and the rest of the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.

BAKE THE LASAGNA

9

Cover with foil and bake at 375°F. Let cool slightly before serving.

Homemade Lasagna Recipe