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The best lasagna recipe you'll ever try

Stephany Sánchez
5 min read
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Lasagna is a typical dish of Italian gastronomy, which has had multiple variations throughout history. The dish is basically layers of pasta interspersed with melted cheese and ground beef.

Smoked ham, Parmesan cheese on top, and béchamel sauce have been added to the dish between the pasta layers. However, you can improvise a bit and add a personal touch to make your own recipe.

In this sense, we have developed a delicious and unique recipe, which we will share below. In addition, we offer some additional recommendations and tips to make your lasagna perfect.

Ingredients for lasagna

  • Sheets of pasta for lasagna (The amount will depend on the size of your container).

  • One can of diced tomatoes or two cups of juiced tomatoes.

  • Two or three cups of crushed tomatoes.

  • A pinch of nutmeg.

  • A tablespoon of dried parsley.

  • Two eggs

  • A cup of tomato paste.

  • Three sausages (preferably Italian style).

  • Half a cup of Parmesan cheese.

  • One pound of ground beef.

  • Half a large onion.

  • A cup of mascarpone cheese.

  • Two cups of ricotta cheese (this is around 500 grams).

  • Three minced garlic.

  • Salt and pepper to taste.

  • 425 grams of grated mozzarella cheese.

  • A tablespoon of dried basil.

  • A tablespoon of oregano.

Steps to follow for the preparation of lasagna

Note: Due to the length of the recipe, we will divide the execution into several parts.

Meat preparation

  1. With the help of a fork, mash the Italian sausages until it is similar to ground beef.

  2. In a frying pan add a little oil and garlic and sauté the latter for a couple of minutes.

  3. When you notice that the garlic is a little golden, add the ground meat and the crumbled sausage, season with salt, pepper to taste and a little dried parsley. Stir a little and let them cook well.

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Prepare the meat

Preparation of the sauce

  1. In a separate pot, add a little oil and turn the stove to medium heat. In this, add a little garlic and half chopped onion and let them sauté until they turn golden.

  2. Pour three types of tomatoes, one in pieces, one in sauce, and the tomato paste.

  3. Later, add salt and pepper to taste, followed by oregano and basil. Stir very well so that the spices are integrated into the sauce. Cover the pot and let them cook for 10 minutes so that they cook well.

  4. Reserve a little of the sauce in a small container and reserve.

  5. After this time, transfer the sauce from the pot to the pan where you had prepared the ground beef. Mix so that the meat is integrated into the sauce. This will make it easier to prepare the layers.

  6. Turn off the stove and reserve the pan with the meat.

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Prepare the sauce

Preparation of the cheese mixes

  1. In a bowl, pour the ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese and a little grated Parmesan cheese. Likewise, add two eggs, salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

  2. Stir very well so that they integrate perfectly. If you like, you can use a mixer at low speed.

  3. Once it's ready, reserve.

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Prepare the cheeses

Preparation of the lasagna sheets

  1. Since the lasagna sheets are dry, they must be pre-cooked. To do this, in a pot we will heat a pot of water with salt to taste.

  2. When the water is boiling, place the lasagna sheets and stir well, and they should only be there for a maximum of 90 seconds.

  3. Prepare a tray with waxed paper and a bowl of cold water.

  4. At the end of the cooking time of the lasagna sheets, transfer them previously drained to the bowl with cold water to stop their cooking, and then we transfer them to the tray with waxed paper so that they finish draining. Take care that they are well separated so that they do not stick.

  5. If they run out of space on the tray, place another waxed paper on top of the first layer of sheets and continue laying the next sheets on top.

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Prepare the slides

Lasagna Preparation

  1. Grease your container with butter to prevent the lasagna from sticking to the surface when you bake it.

  2. Add a layer of the reserved sauce on the surface, then layer the lasagna sheets. You can help yourself with scissors to cut the pieces of sheets, in order to cover the entire surface well.

  3. Place a next layer of the ricotta cheese mixture and spread covering the entire surface. Next, add a layer of meat with sauce, making sure to spread well on the surface.

  4. To this layer of meat and sauce, add a layer of grated mozzarella cheese.

  5. Repeat these layers until you finish your ingredients or there is no room in the container. We finished with a layer of sauce and mozzarella cheese. The end of the layers should always end with cheese.

  6. Grease a piece of aluminum foil with butter and with this cover the container where the lasagna is. Make small holes in the paper so that the lasagna breathes in the oven.

  7. Preheat the oven to 175º C and put the container with the lasagna inside for 45 minutes.

  8. After this period of time, remove the lasagna from the oven, remove the aluminum foil and remove a piece of the lasagna.

  9. Serve the lasagna on a plate, and you can accompany it with pieces of garlic bread and the drink of your choice.

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Prepare the lasagna layers

Lasagna recipe conclusions

Lasagna is a type of dish that has managed to transcend in the gastronomy of several countries in the world, making many add their personal touch. This is perfect to share with your friends or family at dinner or lunch, thanks to its delicious flavor and its great nutritional contribution.

That is why we recommend you try to make your own version of this recipe and put your unique and personal touch on it.