My Standard Lasagna

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
1 hr 30 mins

This is my basic easy lasagna. I either use homemade sauce or a really good quality store bought brand. There are four types of cheese in this recipe. If you like things spicy, by all means add a bit of crushed red pepper to the sauce or use spicy sausage. If I am adding sausage, I prefer to use mild turkey sausage in this, but it tastes really good with just ground beef too.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease a deep 9x13" casserole, spread just a couple of spoonfuls of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of the pan and set aside.
  2. Brown meat in a skillet until fully cooked; drain fat.
  3. Combine the cooked meat with the rest of the spaghetti sauce and a few shakes of garlic powder, heat until warmed through, about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, half of the shredded mozzarella cheese, the Parmesan cheese, the eggs, a few liberal shakes of garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper, mixing well.
  5. Place a layer of lasagna noodles in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, then pour some of the meat sauce, spreading to cover evenly.
  6. Spread some of the cheese mixture on top of that, then top with another layer of noodles.
  7. Repeat layers until you have used up all of your filling.
  8. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella over the top, then place the slices of provolone cheese on top, leaving some gaps.
  9. Cover tightly with foil and bake 45 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, leaving covered, set on top of the stove and let rest 20-30 minutes.
  11. While the lasagna is resting, you can pop in a loaf of garlic bread wrapped partially in foil.
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This is exactly the way I have made my casserole for years. I also use Italian turkey sausage, sometimes cooked and sliced or ground (cooked). I don't know that real Italian chefs prepare it this way, but we all love it. So glad to see you posted this.