The Most Amazing Lasagna: A Culinary Masterpiece!

📝 Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

👩‍🍳 Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Brown the Beef: In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Drain excess grease.

  2. Sauce Simmer: Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  3. Boil the Noodles: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water.

  4. Prepare Cheese Mixture: In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 3/4 teaspoon salt.

  5. Layering Magic: Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one-half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

  6. Bake to Perfection: Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

  7. Slice and Serve: Dive into this irresistible lasagna, savoring each layer of cheesy goodness and savory sauce. Garnish with additional parsley if desired, and enjoy with your favorite garlic bread and a side salad.

  8. Share the Love: Whether it's a family dinner or a gathering with friends, The Most Amazing Lasagna is sure to be a hit! Share the love and watch as smiles light up around the table with every delicious bite.

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with The Most Amazing Lasagna! Perfectly layered with rich sauce, creamy cheese, and savory meat, this culinary masterpiece will have everyone coming back for seconds. Get ready to wow your taste buds and impress your guests with this unforgettable dish! 🍝✨

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