Homemade Lasagna is a classic that every cook should have in their rotation. Tender sheets of pasta, a cheese filling, and a rich meaty tomato sauce make the perfect dish!

While there are a few steps to this recipe, it’s easy to make and has huge flavor. This dish can be made ahead of time and freezes well either before or after baking!

Homemade lasagna is a classic, delicious dinner that every family should have
Here is what you will need to make this recipe, :



  • Author: Bela
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Italian


Just the World’s Best Lasagna recipe. The ultimate Italian comfort food with layers of pasta, hearty meat cause, creamy ricotta cheese and gooey mozzarella



  1. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  2. 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  3. 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
  4. 1/2 cup onion, minced
  5. 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  6. two 6 ounce cans tomato paste
  7. two 6.5 ounce cans canned tomato sauce (or one 15 oz. can)
  8. 1/2 cup water
  9. 2 Tablespoons sugar (optional)
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  11. 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)
  12. 2 teaspoons salt
  13. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  14. 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  15. 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  16. 12 lasagna noodles, regular or no cook. I usually use no cook noodles.
  17. 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  18. 1 egg
  19. 3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  20. 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  21. 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a large Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until cooked through and browned.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water, and stir everything together.
  • Add sugar, basil, fennel seeds (if using), Italian seasoning, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, and 2 Tablespoons parsley, and stir to combine.
  • Simmer, covered, for at least 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. I usually try to simmer for as long as possible.
  • If using regular lasagna noodles, cook according to package instructions and drain.
  • In a bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg, remaining parsley, and ½ teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • To layer the lasagna, spread 1½ cups of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange a single layer of noodles over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Spoon another 1½ cups meat sauce over the cheese.
  • Add another layer of noodles, the rest of the ricotta mixture, half of the remaining mozzarella, and another 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Add another layer of 1 1/2 cups of sauce and a final layer of noodles.
  • Top with another 1 1/2 cups sauce and the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes.
  • Cool for 15 minutes before serving.


  • Calories: 449kcal
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 1639mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 98mg

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