New Best Recipe Hearty Meat Lasagna

Recipe by amievv821
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • For the sauce: Pre-heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook until translucent. Add garlic, cook until fragrant, or about 30 seconds.
  • Increase heat to medium high. Add meat, salt and pepper. Cook until meat is no longer a raw color, but not browned.
  • Add the cream and simmer until the liquid is about halved.
  • Add the pureed and diced tomatoes. Bring to a simmer until flavors are blended. About 20 minutes.
  • For the Layers:
  • Mix the ricotta, 1 cup of the parmesan, the basil, egg, salt, pepper in a medium bowl and mix with a fork until creamy and well combined.
  • Smear the entire bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish with 1/4 cup of the sauce. Place 3 noodles on top of the sauce. Drop 3 T. onto each of the noodles and smear with the back of a spoon.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese over the ricotta mixture. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the meat sauce over the cheese mixture. Top with 3 more noodles. Continue this process 2 more times.
  • Place the remaining 3 noodles on the sauce, spread with remaining sauce, sprinkle remaining cheese, and parmesan.
  • Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.