VIDEORECIPE Easiest Lasagna Ever
Nothing beats classic lasagna. And this is the easiest recipe you will ever make. It can be made ahead and it’s freezer-friendly too!
- 9 lasagna noodles
- 1 tbl olive oil
- 1 lb ground beef*
- 1 onion(diced)
- 1 to taste can crushed tomatoes (ounce)
- 1 tbl Italian spices
- 1 Package whole milk ricotta (ounce)
- 31⁄2 cups shredded mozzarella(divided)
- 1 large egg(beaten)
- 1⁄4 Cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and onion and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain excess fat. Stir in tomatoes and Italian seasoning until well combined.
In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, 1/2 cup mozzarella and egg; set aside.
Spread 1 cup tomato mixture onto the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish; top with 3 lasagna noodles, 1/2 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat with a second layer. Top with remaining noodles, tomato mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan.*
Place into oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until bubbling. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until top is browned in spots.Let cool 15 minutes. Serve, garnished with parsley, if desired.