Kittencal's Meatball Lasagna

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Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
1 hr 15 mins

Kids of all ages enjoy this dish! ---I use my Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs you may use your own favorite meatball recipe, the meatballs must be cooked firstly, if your meatballs are large just coarsely crumble the meat --- I have stated to use a 13 x 9-inch pan, if you have a similar size lasagna pan with high sides then I suggest to use it for this, the pan will be very full --- I have 12 noodles stated in this recipe, you may use more noodles if desired, I most always do :)

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Set oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish (or a similar size pan with high sides).
  3. In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients until well blended (you may add in some salt to taste if desired, I use about 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt).
  4. Spread about 1 to 1-1/4 cups pasta sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
  5. Layer 4 cooked noodles lengthwise in the dish over the sauce.
  6. Place the tiny cooked meatballs over the sauce.
  7. Spoon about 3 cups pasta sauce over the meatballs, then sprinkle with about 1 cup mozzarella cheese (can use more cheese if desired).
  8. Arrange another 4 noodles over the top of the mozzarella cheese, then using your hands push the noodles down slightly .
  9. Spread the ricotta mixture over the noodles.
  10. Top with another 4 noodles, then remaining pasta sauce (make certain to cover the noodles completely with the sauce).
  11. Place the dish on a baking sheet to catch any spills (your pan will be VERY full).
  12. Bake covered for about 1 hour, or until hot and bubbly (the lasagna will be completely cooked when a knife inserted into the middle comes out very hot).
  13. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese (or more) then about 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese.
  14. Return to oven and bake uncovered for another 5 minutes or just to melt the cheese.
  15. Allow to stand for 15 or more minutes before slicing.