• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • total: 2 hr
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  • Summary

    The Best Lasagna recipe that’s rich, satisfying, comforting, flavorful, perfectly proportioned and will end your search for the best homemade meat lasagna recipe!  It’s loaded with three layers of pasta, homemade Bolognese, creamy ricotta (with a secret trick), nutty Parmesan and gooey mozzarella cheese.  Each and every bite is hot, meaty, cheesy, saucy perfection. I’ve also instructions on how to make lasagna ahead of time as well as how to freeze lasagna.   

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound mild Italian sausage (bulk or casings removed)
    • 1 pound lean ground beef
    • 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
    • 1 carrot (diced)
    • 1 stalk celery (diced)
    • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 6-8 garlic cloves (minced)
    • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
    • 2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon dried)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley (or 1/4 cup fresh)
    • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon
    • 1 tablespoon sugar (more or less to taste)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp EACH dried thyme, salt, pepper
    • 1 whole bay leaf
    • 3 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 pound shredded mozzarella ((4 cups))
    • 15 classic lasagna noodles ((NOT no-boil))

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 428 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 28 g 42.59%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 71%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 116 mg 38.69%
    • Sodium: 904 mg 37.66%
    • Calcium: 534 mg 53.36%
    • Potassium: 254 mg 7.26%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.04%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.4%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 37 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 94.43%
    • Vitamin C 7.51%
    • Vitamin D 2.08%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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