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    The Best Classic Tomato Lasagna

    This is probably the best layered lasagna ever 😍! What's your favorite way to make lasagna?

    The Best Classic Tomato Lasagna


    12 servings


    455 g (1 lb) lasagne noodle, cooked

    mozzarella cheese, to taste

    parmesan cheese, to taste


    2 tablespoons olive oil

    2 tablespoons butter

    1 onion, minced

    60 g (1/2 cup) carrot, minced

    110 g (1/2 cup) celery, minced

    455 g (1 lb) ground beef

    455 g (1 lb) ground pork

    110 g (1/2 cup) tomato paste

    salt, to taste

    pepper, to taste

    470 mL (2 cups) red wine

    800 g (4 cups) canned diced tomato

    Ricotta Herb Mixture

    425 g (15 oz) ricotta cheese

    20 g (1/2 cup) fresh basil, chopped

    100 g (1 cup) shredded parmesan cheese

    20 g (1/2 cup) fresh parsley, chopped

    1 egg

    salt, to taste

    pepper, to taste


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

    2. Add olive oil and butter to a skillet on medium-high heat. Once warmed, add the carrot, onion, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

    3. Once the vegetables have caramelized, add in the ground beef, pork, salt, pepper, and tomato paste. Stir to combine, breaking up the pieces of meat, until the meat has browned.

    4. Once the sauce is dark brown and starting to stick slightly to the bottom of the pan, add the red wine. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the cooked brown bits.

    5. Once the wine comes to a simmer, add in the diced canned tomatoes, and stir to combine.

    6. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better!) and then set aside.

    7. In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, basil, Parmesan, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

    8. In a 9 x13-inch (23x33 cm) glass baking pan, add a layer of bolognese to the bottom. Top with noodles, then spread a layer of ricotta.

    9. Repeat with another layer of bolognese, noodles, ricotta, noodles, bolognese, extra mozzarella, and Parmesan.

    10. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.

    11. Remove the foil and bake again for an additional 15 minutes until the cheese on top has browned and the bolognese is bubbling.

    12. Slice and serve.

    13. Enjoy!

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