Thursday, August 4, 2016



     Who doesn't like a good lasagne? Yes I am spelling it with an "e" versus an "a" as the "a" would stand for only a single noodle versus the pile. Well it is one of those comforting dishes that everyone loves to dive into. What could be better? Fresh noodles, sauce, meat, cheese oozing everywhere; the perfect meal that can even be frozen and cooked at a later date. This lasagne recipe is just a simple one. Quick and easy. (Well with the exception of using homemade noodles), however you can use the store bought ones too. I would recommend using fresh ones. There is just nothing better than fresh homemade pasta to go with your meal. Enjoy! Lasagne.


  • Fresh noodles
  • Marinara
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 16 oz ricotta
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh oregano
  • Fresh parsley
  • 1 egg
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Salt/ pepper

1. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Salt and pepper to taste.

2. Pour in some of the marinara to incorporate into the beef.

3. Meanwhile combine some chopped basil, oregano, and parsley into the ricotta cheese.

4. Mix in an egg to combine. Salt/pepper to taste.

5. Now for the fun part. If you are using fresh noodles you will need to make them and pre-cook them just a bit.

6. In a 9x9 inch pan, ladle a little bit of the marinara on the bottom.

7. Lay down layers of the noodles and top with some of the cheese mixture.

8. Next layer some of the beef mixture. Sprinkle with some mozzarella.

9. Continue this process until you reach the top of the pan and layer the last of the noodles on top.

10. Ladle some marinara sauce on top. Top with some more mozzarella and some graded parmesan

11. Cover with tinfoil and bake in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

12. Remove tinfoil and let the cheese brown for another 10 minutes. Let cool for about 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40-45
Serves: 5+

Such a delicious traditional comfort food anyone can make.

P.S. As you can see from the picture above, I had roughly three layers going on with some additional noodles at the top. Still delicious.

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