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Quick Lasagna

This cheesy, melty lasagna is sure to become a family favorite with it's blended layers of flavor and simple ingredients.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped (Check out our handy how-to video)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 oz your favorite tomato-based pasta sauce
  • 1 cup broth or water
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (Or 4 tsp dried)
  • 2 cups mozzarella (Sliced or shredded)
  • 1 cup Parmesan, divided (Shredded or grated)
  • 12 lasagna noodles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare the pasta noodles per the package instructions, then set aside.
  • In a large skillet, combine the hot sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook until the meat has browned, then drain about 1/2 the fat.
  • Add the sauce along with the Italian seasoning and broth then heat to a simmer. Let cook 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine ricotta, parsley, and 1/2 cup Parmesan.
  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan, then place the first layer of pasta down. That should use 4 noodles.
  • Spread 1/3 of the meaty sauce over the noodles, then sprinkle with about 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  • Place another layer of noodles down, then spread on 1/2 the ricotta mixture. Spread on another 1/3 of the meat sauce, topped with mozzarella.
  • Add another layer of noodles, then use the second half of the ricotta. And finally, the last of the meat sauce.
  • Sprinkle the top generously with mozzarella and Parmesan. Tent the top with foil (to avoid touching the cheese), then bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 5 more.
  • Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before slicing, then enjoy!

Notes

This is a good lasagna recipe to build off of. Try playing around with the types of meats and veggies in the sauce to come up with your favorite personalized combos.
It's also a really good make ahead recipe. Put together the lasagna a day ahead then let it rest in the fridge. Let it sit at room temperature for an hour, then bake as directed.