Meaty, Cheesy Lasagna Recipe: Layers of Deliciousness You Won’t Get Enough Of

by | Jun 22, 2023 | Baking Recipes, Beef Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Featured Recipes, Homemade Recipes, Italian Recipes, Pasta Recipes | 0 comments

Father’s Day was just around the corner, and I wanted to show my appreciation for the amazing dad in our lives with something special. It was time to put on my apron and get cooking. This meaty, cheesy Lasagna recipe is his absolute favorite, so I knew it had to be the star of our Father’s Day feast. 🍽

On the morning of Father’s Day, we tiptoed into the kitchen, our hearts filled with excitement. Armed with ingredients, and a sprinkle of mischief, we were ready to create a culinary masterpiece… well, at least for my family. 🤩

We started with a hearty breakfast of fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon, and freshly squeezed orange juice. After breakfast, we surprised my husband with a homemade card filled with heartfelt messages – made by our baby daughter (she’s becoming such an artist – I’ll share some of her artworks here soon!).

But our surprises didn’t end there. We had one more special gift in store—his favorite lasagna!

I chopped the onions and minced the garlic. Together, we browned the ground beef and sausage, creating a savory base for our lasagna layers. We laughed and shared stories, making this cooking experience even more special.

Next, it was time to layer the lasagna. We spread a generous amount of marinara sauce on the bottom of the baking dish, followed by a layer of cooked noodles. A dollop of ricotta cheese mixture, a sprinkle of mozzarella and Parmesan, and a drizzle of love came next. We repeated the layers until the dish was filled to perfection.

As the lasagna baked in the oven, we set the table with dad’s favorite drinks and made a playlist of his beloved tunes. The excitement was building, and we couldn’t wait to surprise him with this mouthwatering creation. 🥳

Finally, the moment arrived. We proudly placed the piping hot lasagna on the table, its cheesy goodness making our mouths water. Dad’s eyes widened with delight as he took in the sight. We eagerly watched as he took the first bite, savoring the rich flavors and textures. 🍝

I hope this Lasagna Recipe brings joy and warmth to your celebrations. Wishing all the amazing dads out there a fantastic day filled with love and delicious food. Happy Father’s Day! 🤴

 

Ingredients:

  • Lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 Onion, diced, medium-sized
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Marinara sauce
  • 2 cups Ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • Basil and Parsley, chopped

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and Italian sausage over medium heat. Add diced onion and minced garlic, and cook until softened.
  4. Stir in the marinara sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, eggs, and chopped fresh herbs. Mix well.
  6. To assemble the lasagna, spread a layer of marinara sauce at the bottom of a baking dish. Add a layer of cooked lasagna noodles, followed by a layer of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of sauce and cheese on top.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  8. Allow the lasagna to cool for a few minutes before serving. Slice it into generous portions and enjoy the deliciousness!

Lasagna Recipe

Celebrate Father's Day with a mouthwatering homemade Lasagna recipe. Layers of flavor and love that will make Dad feel special.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Lasagna, Pasta Dish
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 Onion, diced, medium-sized
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Marinara sauce
  • 2 cups Ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • Basil and Parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cook the lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and Italian sausage over medium heat. Add diced onion and minced garlic, and cook until softened.
  • Stir in the marinara sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, eggs, and chopped fresh herbs. Mix well.
  • To assemble the lasagna, spread a layer of marinara sauce at the bottom of a baking dish. Add a layer of cooked lasagna noodles, followed by a layer of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of sauce and cheese on top.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Allow the lasagna to cool for a few minutes before serving. Slice it into generous portions and enjoy the deliciousness!


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