Lasagna is a classic Italian dish that is perfect for family dinners, special occasions, or just a comforting meal on a cold day.


1 pound ground beef, 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 can tomato sauce (29 ounces), 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces), 2 teaspoons dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano.

1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 12 lasagna noodles, 1 container ricotta cheese (15 ounces), 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces), 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.


To prepare the meat sauce, start by browning the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.

Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While the meat sauce is simmering, cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions.

Be sure to add salt to the boiling water before adding the noodles, as this will help to flavor the pasta. Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and set them aside.

To assemble the lasagna, start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Top with a layer of lasagna noodles. Spread a layer of ricotta cheese over the noodles, followed by a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Repeat the layers until you have used all of the noodles, ending with a layer of meat sauce on top. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the lasagna.

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the lasagna in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes,

or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the lasagna is heated through. Let the lasagna cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.