Classic Beef Lasagna: Crowd-Favorite Casserole



Classic Beef Lasagna: Crowd-Favorite Casserole

There’s something undeniably comforting about the rich, layered goodness of a Classic Beef Lasagna. This timeless casserole has won the hearts of many, making it a crowd-favorite at gatherings and family dinners alike. With its hearty meat sauce, creamy béchamel, and perfectly cooked noodles, this recipe is a true labor of love that’s well worth the effort.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked al dente
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a 9×13-inch baking dish, spread a thin layer of the meat sauce.
  4. Place 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. Spread half of the ricotta cheese over the noodles, followed by a third of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  5. Repeat the layers until you’ve used all the noodles and filling. Top with the remaining meat sauce and cheeses.
  6. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until the lasagna is bubbly and golden.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving. Let it rest for a few minutes, then slice and enjoy!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Classic Beef Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food, featuring layers of tender pasta, savory meat sauce, and creamy cheese.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 450, Fat: 21g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 29g

Making this Classic Beef Lasagna is a labor of love, but the result is worth every minute spent in the kitchen. The layers of pasta, rich meat sauce, and cheesy goodness create a dish that’s hard to resist. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or simply craving some comfort food, this crowd-favorite casserole will always hit the spot. Share it with loved ones, and watch as it becomes a cherished recipe in your family’s cookbook.

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