Classic Beef Lasagna for Gatherings



Classic Beef Lasagna for Gatherings

They say the heart of every gathering is a shared meal, and when it comes to comfort and flavor, my Classic Beef Lasagna never disappoints. As the aroma of rich tomato sauce, savory beef, and melted cheese fills the air, it’s like a warm invitation to the table.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 12 cooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until softened.
  2. Sprinkle in dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the marinara sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese and half of the shredded mozzarella. Mix in fresh parsley.
  6. Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.
  7. Place a layer of cooked lasagna noodles over the sauce.
  8. Spread a layer of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.
  9. Repeat the layers until all ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of meat sauce on top.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan over the lasagna.
  11. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  12. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  13. Let the lasagna rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 55 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

This Classic Beef Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food for gatherings, featuring layers of rich marinara sauce, seasoned ground beef, creamy ricotta, and melted mozzarella. A timeless favorite that brings people together.

Nutrition information: Calories: 420 | Total Fat: 23g | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 28g

They say that food has the power to create memories, and this Classic Beef Lasagna has certainly made its mark on countless gatherings. With its layers of flavorful goodness, it’s a dish that transcends generations and bridges gaps. The sizzle of the beef, the aroma of the sauce, and the indulgence of the melted cheese – it all comes together to create a symphony of tastes that brings everyone to the table.

Whether it’s a family reunion, a festive celebration, or simply a Sunday get-together, this lasagna has a way of turning ordinary moments into extraordinary ones. As you take that first forkful, you’re met with the perfect balance of textures and flavors – the hearty beef, the velvety cheese, and the delicate pasta – each bite telling a story of care and culinary expertise.

So, go ahead and gather your loved ones around, because this Classic Beef Lasagna is ready to take center stage at your next event. It’s more than a dish; it’s a tradition, a memory in the making, and a reminder that the simple act of sharing a meal can create moments that last a lifetime.

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