Classic Beef Lasagna: Ultimate Comfort Food

Indulge in the rich and timeless flavors of our Classic Beef Lasagna, a dish that has been bringing comfort to generations. This hearty Italian masterpiece is the epitome of comfort food, combining layers of tender lasagna noodles, savory beef ragù, velvety béchamel sauce, and a generous sprinkling of gooey melted cheese. From the very first bite, you’ll be transported to a place of warmth and satisfaction.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Add chopped onions and minced garlic, and cook until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Let the sauce simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, half of the shredded mozzarella, half of the grated Parmesan, and chopped parsley.
  6. Assemble the lasagna by spreading a thin layer of the meat sauce at the bottom of a baking dish. Top with a layer of cooked lasagna noodles.
  7. Spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles. Repeat the layers: meat sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture.
  8. Finish with a final layer of meat sauce and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses on top.
  9. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  11. Allow the lasagna to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish with additional parsley if desired.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yields: 8 servings

A timeless recipe for Classic Beef Lasagna that brings comfort and satisfaction with every bite. Layers of tender noodles, flavorful beef ragù, creamy cheese, and aromatic herbs make this dish a family favorite.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 450, Total Fat – 24g, Sodium – 780mg, Total Carbohydrates – 32g, Protein – 30g

Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of our Classic Beef Lasagna whenever you crave the perfect balance of indulgence and comfort. This recipe captures the essence of Italian cuisine and the joy of sharing a satisfying meal with loved ones. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a delightful dinner, our Classic Beef Lasagna is sure to become a cherished favorite at your table.