Monday, March 5, 2012

Homemade Lasagna

Homemade Lasagna. My families favorite comfort food. This recipe is very time-consuming but well worth the time.

Homemade Lasagna

Author: Freebies for Friends

This lasagna is so good with the homemade tomato sauce.Its a favorite at my house and will be one at your house as well


  • 1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles

  • 1/2 pound ground pork

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 cup minced onion

  • 1/8 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 pound Ricotta cheese

  • 3 eggs

  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until aldente; drain and set aside.

  2. Place pork and beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Stir in tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, parsley, garlic, oregano, onion, sugar, basil and salt. Simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. In a large bowl, combine Ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.

  4. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, place 2 layers of noodles on the bottom of dish; layer 1/2 of the cheese mixture, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 of the sauce; repeat layers.

  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes; let stand for 10 minutes before cutting; serve.


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