Easy Lasagna Recipe
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Serves: 6
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 400g ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 x 400g can diced/crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 5 sundried tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • 400g whole milk ricotta
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • A sprig of fresh basil (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Lightly oil a baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add grated garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds.
  5. Mix in ground beef and cook until beef has browned for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Stir in tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, peppers, butter and Italian seasoning until well combined.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and and cook for about 15 minutes till sauce thickens up nicely,
  8. Finally add the parsley and set this aside.
  9. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, ½ cup mozzarella and egg. Set aside.
  10. Spread ½ cup tomato mixture onto the bottom of a baking dish; top with 3 lasagna noodles, ½ of the ricotta cheese mixture and ½ cup mozzarella cheese.
  11. Repeat the layers till finish. Finish off the last layer with the remaining mozzarella and sprinkle some parmesan.
  12. Place into oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden.
  13. Let cool 15 minutes. Serve, garnished with parsley/basil, if desired.
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette at https://mayakitchenette.com/easy-lasagna-recipe/