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Homemade Lasagna

Course Dinner, entree, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Best Lasagna, Classic Lasagna, Homemade Lasagna, homemade lasagna recipe, Lasagna, Lasagna with meat sauce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 643kcal
Author Stephanie

Ingredients

Sauce and Meat Layer

  • 1 pound under blade chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 oz hot Italian sausage or sweet Italian Sausage
  • 6 oz tomato paste with herbs
  • 24 ounces Classico garlic tomato sauce or a batch of homemade sauce

Cheese Layer

Noodle Layer

  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Prepping Lasagna Ingredients Instructions

  • Making homemade lasagna is really easy. It has a few steps and it has some work that has to be done but the steps are super simple!
  • Put a pot of water on the stove on high heat and bring to a boil. When the water is boiling add your lasagna noodles and cook according to the package.
  • In a small sauce pot add the pasta sauce, oregano and basil and heat thoroughly. Once it is completely heated remove from the heat.
  • Then cut the chuck roast into 2 inch pieces and place them in the food processor. Grind them with the food processor until you have the texture of ground beef.
  • In a medium skillet on medium heat, add the ground beef and salt. Cook until the meat is done and then drain your beef on a plate that is lined with paper towels.
  • While the ground beef is draining cook the sausage in the same skillet over medium heat.¬† Once cooked, drain your sausage on a plate that is lined with paper towels.
  • Place your ground beef back into the food processor with half of the tomato paste and grind it again. When it is done, remove the ground beef from the food processor and set aside in a bowl.
  • Next add the sausage with the second half of the tomato paste and add to the bowl of ground beef and mix well.
  • In a smaller food processor if you have one, or in the same food processor rinsed out add 16 ounces of mozzarella cheese, the eggs and the ricotta cheese and grind.
  • Pour the cheese mixture into a small bowl and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  • Now all of the lasagna ingredients are prepped and it is time to layer the lasagna!

How To Layer

  • Spray a 9x13 pan with non stick cooking spray. Then spread out a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the dish.
  • Top the noodles with a layer of sauce.
  • Top the sauce with a layer of meat mixture.
  • Add a layer of the cheese mixture.
  • Repeat the layering until you are at the top of the baking dish.
  • Spread the remaining sauce on top and then sprinkle a cup of mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Now you can either put the lasagna in the oven to bake or cover with a layer of tin foil and put it in the fridge for later.

How to Bake Lasagna

  • Leave the lasagna covered with tin foil and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the tinfoil and bake for another 15 minutes or until its golden brown.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes before cutting. (This is VERY IMPORTANT!)

Nutrition

Calories: 643kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1349mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1153IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 477mg | Iron: 3mg