Print Recipe

Lasagna Recipe

Comfort Food In All Its Glory
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups tomato sauce or meat sauce, your choice
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 3 eggs
  • cups Parmesan cheese grated
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • lb Mozzarella cheese
  • pinch dried oregano, thyme and basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • olive oil to coat the pans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F and if you are using standard lasagna noodles, bring a pot of water to boil to cook them.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, Parmesan cheese, and ricotta cheese and season with salt, pepper, and spices.
  • Lightly coat the bottom of each pan with oil. (I like to use spray olive oil for this job)
  • Add a little sauce to coat the bottoms. This is especially important if you are using the no-boil noodles because the sauce will help them cook.
  • There are no hard and fast rules about the order you add ingredients, but it's basically adding a layer of pasta, some of the ricotta cheese mixture, more sauce, another layer of pasta, some mozzarella cheese, some more ricotta cheese mixture, more sauce and so on until you run out of ingredients.
    The ingredients will settle a little bit when you bake the lasagna so build right to the top. Make sure you finish with sauce and if you have any left over, save it for when you are serving.
  • Cover each pan with some aluminum foil and bake for about 35 to 45 minutes until the center of the lasagna is hot, the cheese is melted, the edges are crisp, and your kitchen smells heavenly.

Notes

If you decide to eat the lasagna that day, make sure to let it sit for a least 15 minutes to let the flavors meld.