Classic Meat Lasagna Recipe With Ground Beef & Italian Sausage by 30Seconds Food

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Classic Meat Lasagna Recipe With Ground Beef & Italian Sausage

Is there anything more welcoming and comforting than a pan of freshly baked lasagna? The cheese. The meat. The sauce. The tantalizing aromas! This classic lasagna recipe has a meat sauce that starts with jarred pasta sauce. Ground beef and Italian sausage join the party to create a flavorful foundation for the lasagna. Add three kinds of cheese and it's a recipe you'll make over and over again.

Serve this cheesy lasagna with a fresh salad drizzled with homemade salad dressing and warm, crusty French bread or garlic bread. It's makes a lot, so this is the perfect recipe to share with friends and family.

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked to al dente according to package directions
  • 4 cups grated mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tomato, sliced (optional)

Meat Sauce

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage (bulk or removed from casings and crumbled)
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jars (23 ounces each) pasta sauce  
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the ground beef, sausage, onion and garlic in a skillet until cooked through. Drain fat. Add the pasta sauce, tomato paste and Italian seasoning. Cook, stirring often, about 10 minutes. 
  2. In a bowl, stir together the ricotta, parsley, egg, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Pour about 1 cup of the meat sauce into a 13x9-inch baking pan. Top with three lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the cheese mixture and 1 cup of the sauce. Repeat layers twice, finishing with three noodles and sauce. Cover and bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 45 minutes. 
  4. Uncover, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and top with tomato slices. Bake another 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the lasagna rest for 10 minutes before serving. 

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Comfort food doesn’t get much more comfortable than this. Delicious.
Lasagna is an all time favorite. The whole family loves it!

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