Homemade Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 4 cups marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground Italian flavored pork
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked (or you can use the ready-to-bake noodles)
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat the marinara sauce so it is warm.

Brown the beef and pork. Drain and add to sauce.

Combine the ricotta cheese, egg, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl.

In a 9x13 inch pan, spread a light layer of the meat sauce on the bottom (this is so the noodles don't stick to the bottom of the pan). Top with 4 lasagna noodles. Spread 1/4 of the ricotta mixture over top of the noodles. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese and a light sprinkle of Parmesan. Top with more meat sauce. Continue layering until you run out of space and/or noodles. Make sure you end with a layer of sauce, layer of Mozzarella and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Cover the lasagna with aluminum foil. To prevent sticking, spray the bottom of the foil with cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes and remove foil. Continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

by The Savvy Kitchen
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