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4 Cheese Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Jamie Milne
The best lasagna recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package oven ready lasagna sheets
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 container ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley chopped
  • 2-3 leaves fresh basil chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 cup Grana Padano cheese freshly grated
  • 1 package lean ground beef
  • splash dry red wine
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 can tomato sauce (or 1 can of crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • 1. ┬áPreheat oven to 350F degrees. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a large baking dish.
  • 2. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil & chopped garlic in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add in ground beef and tomato sauce. Add in sugar, salt & pepper, chopped basil and a splash of dry wine. Turn the heat to a low simmer and let simmer for 1 hour.
  • 3. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta, 1 beaten egg, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, salt & pepper and parsley.
  • 4. Cover the bottom of a large baking dish with a thin layer of the meat sauce. Cover with 3 noodles placed side-by-side. Top with 1/4 cup of the ricotta cheese mixture, and 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese, Parmesan & grana padano. Repeat to make 2 more layers. For the last layer, add parsley on top.
  • 5. Bake covered for 35-40 minutes. For the last minutes uncover lasagna and bake. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Keyword dinner, lasagna