Beef lasagna is a classic comfort food that never fails to impress. This hearty and flavorful dish is perfect for a family dinner or a gathering with friends. The layers of tender pasta, rich tomato sauce, creamy cheese, and savory ground beef make for a satisfying and comforting meal that is sure to please everyone.
Making beef lasagna from scratch may seem daunting, but with a little bit of preparation and patience, anyone can create a delicious and impressive dish. The key to a great beef lasagna is to use high-quality ingredients and to layer them properly. This recipe calls for ground beef, which is cooked with garlic, onions, and tomato sauce to create a flavorful meat sauce or beef ragu.
The pasta is layered with the meat sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. The ricotta cheese adds creaminess to the lasagna while the mozzarella cheese provides a gooey, melted layer of goodness. The Parmesan cheese gives the dish a salty and nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients.
Once all the layers are assembled, the lasagna is baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the pasta is tender. The aroma of the beef lasagna baking in the oven will fill your home with warmth and comfort, and the finished dish will look as good as it tastes.
Serve this with some crusty French Bread, Cheesy Garlic Bread or homemade Ciabatta Bread. Add in a garden fresh salad and what a perfect meal. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer and reheated for a quick and easy meal during the week. This classic dish is sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire and a favorite among your friends and family.Print
A long-simmered beef ragu lets the brightness of the tomatoes develop shine through while developing a meaty richness.
- Prep Time: :20
- Cook Time: 1:00
- Total Time: 1:20
- Yield: 6
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Italian
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish.
- In a large saute pan, over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil and saute meat, onion, and garlic until meat is browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. Drain pan of fat and add stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, then mix in cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper, and seasoning salt.
- Spread a little of the meat sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan. Lay half the noodles in the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping by 1/2-inch. Spread half the egg and cottage cheese mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle half the mozzarella and Cheddar evenly over the cottage cheese mixture. Pour half the meat sauce on top. Repeat layering in same order. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan on top. Bake in center of oven 30 to 35 minutes until sauce is bubbling around the edges. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.