World's Best Lasagna - Bens Modified

Recipe by Chef #164700
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins




  • In a large sauce pan, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup white wine.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce.
  • Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon red crushed pepper and 2 tablespoons parsley.
  • Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Arrange noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Do not overlap noodles, but break pieces to fill in gaps.
  • Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture.
  • Top with a third of mozzarella cheese.
  • Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Grate some black pepper on top.
  • Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes.
  • Cool for 15 minutes before serving.