Simple Italian Baked Lasagna

Recipe by Loves2Teach
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions or until tender but still firm.
  • Drain, keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, saute the ground beef, garlic and onion is a large heavy skillet or saucepan until beef is done.
  • Add sauce, salt, and Italian seasoning and mix well.
  • Simmer on low heat 12-15 minutes .
  • In a separate bowl, combine eggs and ricotta cheese.
  • Grease a 9" x 12" or larger, baking pan.
  • Arrange a first layer of noodles so the ends hang over the sides of the pan.
  • (The ends will be laid back-over the top for the final layer).
  • Then add a layer of the cooked beef lasagna sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  • Add a second alternating layer of pasta, the meat sauce and cheese mixture.
  • Repeat until pan is almost full then fold over the ends of the first layer of noodles and top with more lasagna sauce.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes , or till cheese is bubbly.
  • Allow to set for 5-10 minutes before cutting.
  • This Lasagna recipe can be modified to suit individual preferences. I have also made it using Italian sausage instead of beef, and I have added a can of chopped tomatoes to the sauce mixture with good results. Sometimes I mix in shredded parmesan cheese to the ricotta for an extra boost :).