Easy Meat Lasagna with Beef and Pork Recipe


  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlicminced
  • 1/2 cup yellow oniondiced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 fresh mild Italian sausage(about 6 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher saltdivided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepperdivided
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 56 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large eggslightly whisked
  • 32 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheeseshredded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


Meat Sauce

  1. In a large pan heat olive oil over medium low heat and sauté onion and garlic until onions are translucent about 3 minutes.
  2. Turn heat to medium and add beef and sausage to the pan, break up meat into small pieces and cook until no traces of pink remain about 5 minutes. Pour off any excess fat drippings from the pan. Season meat with 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Add tomato paste and stir until combined. Add crushed tomatoes and oregano, simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside until ready to use. I like to place each cooked lasagna noodle on a sheet tray, separately the noodles in a single layer in between clean kitchen towels to keep them from sticking together.
  3. In a medium sized bowl whisk together eggs, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and parsley.
  4. Reserve about 1 cup of meat sauce and 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese for topping the lasagna.
  5. Lightly coat or spray a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish with oil. Add just enough sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the dish to prevent sticking.
  6. Layer 3 to 4 sheets of lasagna, top with 1/3 of ricotta cheese mixture, 1/3 meat sauce, and 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat for 2 more layers.
  7. On the top layer pour the reserved meat sauce and cover evenly with the reserved mozzarella cheese.
  8. Line a sheet tray with foil and place the lasagna tray on top. Bake for 38 to 40 minutes, or until the cheese is hot and golden brown on top.
  9. Before slicing, allow the lasagna to rest for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 483                         Calories from Fat 252
                                                           % Daily Value*
Fat 28g                                                         43%
Saturated Fat 12g                                    60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 91mg                                    30%
Sodium 712mg                                          30%
Potassium 560mg                                   16%
Carbohydrates 31g                                   10%
Fiber 3g                                                         12%
Sugar 10g                                                      11%
Protein 28g                                                 56%
Vitamin A 1600IU                                     32%
Vitamin C 31.4mg                                     38%
Calcium 740mg                                         74%
Iron 2mg                                                        11%

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