Classic Beef Lasagna Recipe

When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can hold a candle to a piping hot slice of Classic Beef Lasagna. With layers of rich, hearty flavors and gooey melted cheese, this timeless recipe is the epitome of indulgence.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 9 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook until beef is no longer pink and onion is translucent.
  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, dried basil, salt, sugar, dried oregano, and black pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, chopped parsley, and beaten egg.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Spread a thin layer of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  6. Place 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.
  7. Spread half of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.
  8. Sprinkle with 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  9. Repeat the layers: meat sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture, mozzarella cheese.
  10. Top with a final layer of noodles, meat sauce, remaining mozzarella cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  11. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  12. Let the lasagna rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

A delicious and hearty Classic Beef Lasagna recipe with layers of meaty sauce, creamy ricotta, and melted mozzarella.

Nutrition information: Calories: 420, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 30g

After an hour of anticipation, your Classic Beef Lasagna emerges from the oven, bubbling and fragrant. As you slice into the layers, the rich tomato sauce melds perfectly with the creamy ricotta, each bite a symphony of flavors. It’s a dish that brings loved ones together around the table, indulging in the warmth of tradition and the joy of good company. Whether you’re serving it up for a special occasion or simply craving comfort on a weeknight, this lasagna recipe never fails to deliver satisfaction.

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