2 large eggs
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp minced garlic
½ lb sweet Italian sausage
48 oz. spaghetti sauce (your favourite sauce)
3 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
15 oz. ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese)
3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp dried parsley or 4 tablespoons freshly snipped
12 lasagna noodles
¼ c. water
¼ tsp ground pepper
¼ tsp salt
Step 1: Cook the ground beef and sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain the excess grease when done and discard.
Step 2: To the skillet, add the minced garlic and spaghetti sauce, then let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Combine the ricotta, 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, eggs, ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, salt, and ground black pepper in a large bowl until well blended.
Step 4: Using cooking spray, grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. On the bottom of the pan, spread 3/4 cup of the sauce and top with 3 uncooked lasagna noodles. Over the noodles, add ⅓ of the cheese mixture and ¼ of the sauce. Create another layer of noodles, cheese, sauce, noodles, cheese, and sauce (in order). For the last layer, add 3 more layers on top, then top with the rest of the sauce followed by the last 1 cup of mozzarella and Parmesan.
NOTE: Pour half a cup of water to the edges of the pan if the sauce turned out thick.
Step 5: Grease with cooking spray a sheet of aluminium foil. Tent the pan with it, greased-side-down.
Step 6: Place the lasagna in a preheated 350 degrees F oven and bake for about 50 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for another 10 minutes.
Step 7: Take the lasagna out of the oven when done and allow it to stand for at least 10 minutes before slicing