Meat Lasagna

Meat Lasagna

Meat Lasagna

For those who love lasagna, it's hard to deny just how satisfying this version of meat lasagna really is. This Italian staple is definitely a family favorite. The best part is that it's not every bit as good the next day -- it's better. So use your noodles and try this gourmet casserole.

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10 servings

Ingredients

2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 cup water

1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste

1 medium onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tbsp. dried basil

4 tsp. dried parsley flakes

2 tsp. sugar

Garlic salt to taste

8 uncooked lasagna noodles

24 cooked meatballs

1 egg

1 cup ricotta cheese

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Methods/steps

In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients (through garlic salt). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain. Crumble meatballs into the sauce. In a small bowl, combine egg and ricotta cheese. Spoon 1 cup of the meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the noodles, ricotta mixture, meat sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.

Additional Tips

Prep time 30 min Cook time 50 min Ready in 1 hr 20 min


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