Hearty Homestyle Lasagna

I was craving Lasagna, but I made way too much of it. I can finally make my Leftover Lasagna Stuffed Peppers again! And word of the wise, kids love lasagna and sneaking veggies into the sauce is so easy!

1 lb lean Ground Beef

1 lb Italian Sausage

1 small Onion; chopped

1 small Bell Pepper; cored and chopped

3 cloves Garlic; minced

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 Tablespoon Italian Herbs; divided

1 Tablespoon Basil; divided

1 Bay Leaf

1 cup Beef Broth

1 can Italian Stewed Tomatoes

1 can Petite Diced Tomatoes

2 ½ cups Ricotta Cheese

3 large Eggs

1 cup Parmesan Cheese; divided

1 cup Mozzarella Cheese; divided

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

9 Lasagna Noodles; cooked and drained

  1. In a cast iron dutch oven over medium high heat add the onion, bell pepper, beef, Italian sausage and minced garlic. Cook until the meat is browned and the vegetables are tender. Use a slotted spoon to scoop into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Drain the excess fat from the dutch oven and add the tomatoes, half of the Italian Herbs, Basil, seasoning and broth. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Using an immersion blender, blend the sauce until smooth and add the meat back in. Cover and simmer on low heat for at least 45 minutes and up to 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and season accordingly.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, eggs, the remaining herbs, seasoning and half of the Parmesan and mozzarella. Stir until well incorporated, then cover and place in fridge.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. In a baking dish, ladle some of the sauce over the bottom and add a third of the noodles over top. Scoop half of the ricotta mixture over the noodles and spoon in more of the marinara. Repeat the layers until all the noodles are used and top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Cover and bake for 1 hour, then remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and the lasagna is bubbling around the edges.
  7. Enjoy!

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

5 thoughts on “Hearty Homestyle Lasagna

    1. That’s so awesome! ❤️ Lasagna wasn’t my favorite growing up because we only had those frozen Stouffer’s lasagnas that taste like freezer burn. 😂 It was one of the first meals I made after moving out and I will never buy frozen lasagna again.

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