Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Two squares for me. Lol

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In Dutch oven, heat the oil.
  2. Add garlic, bell pepper, celery and onions.
  3. Sauté until soft.
  4. Add the beef, salt, pepper, basil, oregano and parsley.
  5. Cook until crumbly.
  6. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce,balsamic vinegar and water.
  7. Simmer for 1-2 hours.
  8. In bowl, blend the eggs and ricotta cheese.
  9. In a 9x13 baking pan, layer ½ of meat sauce, ½ of noodles, all the ricotta cheese mixture and ½ half of the mozzarella cheese.
  10. Repeat the noodles and mozzarella cheese.
  11. Top with remaining meat sauce.
  12. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  13. Uncover and continue baking for 20 minutes or until it bubbles.
  14. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  15. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting in squares to serve.
Most Helpful

Good recipe. I was a bit worried using the no boil lasagna noodles, but they worked great. Made it a lot easier to make. I doubled this recipe as I made this for my 1 year olds birthday party. Only change i made is i used 1/2 italian sausage & 1/2 ground beef. I Got rave reviews. Thanks Dave

Tarynne February 25, 2002

I can't say this is the best I've ever had... but it wasn't far off! Certainly the best I've ever made! I did, however, substitute mushrooms for the bell pepper and doubled the garlic. Just personal preferences. Thanks for the recipe! Will be making this again.

burnt cookie December 22, 2009

I recently prepared this recipe for a small family gathering and it was a huge hit. I selected this Lasagna because it uses ground beef only for the meat. The chopped onion, celery, and green pepper add an excellent flavor. I followed the recipe as written except sped up the sauce simmer time to about 45 minutes because of limited time. I used excellent local mom and pop company ricotta and mozzarella cheeses which really made this dish stand out. Thanks for the recipe Dave C.

Hoot'nOwl March 11, 2008