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Easiest lasagna ever

By Faeza
09 November 2016

lasagna

Ingredients:

  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef*
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 (15-ounce) package whole milk ricotta
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and onion and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain excess fat. Stir in tomatoes and Italian seasoning until well combined.

In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, 1/2 cup mozzarella and egg; set aside.

Spread 1 cup tomato mixture onto the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish; top with 3 lasagna noodles, 1/2 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat with a second layer. Top with remaining noodles, tomato mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan.*

Place into oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until bubbling. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until top is browned in spots.

Let cool 15 minutes. Serve, garnished with parsley, if desired.