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Delicious homemade Italian gratin dish with home-cooked bolognese sauce and bechamel sauce topped with mozzarella cheese and served in a white baking dish on rustic table background. Closeup view

Lasagna Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 70 Minutes


Our recipe is for a basic lasagna featuring tomato sauce, ground beef, pasta and cheese.


  1. 16 pieces (about 16 oz.) lasagna noodles, uncooked
  2. 1 pound ground beef
  3. 1 jar (about 28 oz.) spaghetti sauce
  4. 1/2 cup water
  5. 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  6. 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  7. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 2 teaspoons chopped oregano
  10. 2 teaspoons chopped basil
  11. 1 teaspoon salt
  12. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  13. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In large skillet, brown meat; drain.
  2. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water; simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Lay flat on foil to cool.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F.
  5. In large bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, oregano, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  6. Spread about 1/3 cup meat sauce on bottom of 13 x 9 glass baking dish. Arrange 4 pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce, overlapping edges. Spread one-third cheese mixture over pasta; spread with about 3/4 cup meat sauce.
  7. Repeat layers, beginning and ending with pasta. Top with remaining meat sauce; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  8. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Remove foil; bake about 10 minutes longer, or until lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

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