Lasagna recipe

*Ingredients for lasagna

°1 pound ground beef (15-20t)

°1 medium onion finely chopped

°2 large garlic cloves, minced

°1/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth

°1 tablespoon of olive oil

°24 ounces marinara sauce (3 cups)

°1/2 teaspoon sea salt

°1/4 tsp ground black pepper

°1/4 tsp dried thyme

°1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

°2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley

°9 cooked lasagna noodles

+Cheese sauce ingredients:

°16 ounces of low-fat cottage cheese

°15 ounces low-fat ricotta cheese

°1 large egg

°2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

°4 cups grated and divided mozzarella cheese


*How to make the meat sauce:

Place a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium/high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 pound ground beef, and diced onion. Saute the beef for 5 minutes or until the beef is no longer pink. Add the pressed garlic and sauté for another minute, until fragrant.

Add 1/4 cup of the wine and stir for 2 minutes or until the wine is almost evaporated. Add 3 cups marinara, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 5 minutes.

How to make cheese sauce:

In a large bowl, mix 16 ounces cream cheese, 15 ounces ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons parsley. Mix well.

How to make lasagna:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring pot of water boil. Adding salt & 9 lasagna noodles. Cooking until done, according to instructions on the pack

Spread 1/2 cup of the meat sauce in the bottom of a deep 9″ x 13″ casserole dish. Add 3 noodles, spread over 1/3 of the meat sauce, and sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella. Pour the mixture on top with half of the cheese sauce.

Repeat to you have 3 layer noodles:

Add 3 noodles, 1/3 meat sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 cheese sauce.

Add 3 noodles, 1/3 of the remaining meat sauce, and the remaining 1 cup mozzarella.

Poke 9-12 toothpicks on the surface of the lasagna (to keep the foil from sticking to the cheese). Covering with foil and bake at 375°F for 45 mn.

Remove foil and grill for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese turns golden. Let the lasagna rest 30 minutes before slicing

Enjoy !