Experience the timeless comfort of our Classic Lasagna, a dish that brings together layers of hearty goodness in every bite. Tender lasagna noodles embrace a savory blend of seasoned meat sauce and creamy ricotta cheese filling, all crowned with a generous layer of melted mozzarella and Parmesan. Baked to perfection in a casserole dish, our lasagna is a symphony of flavors that will transport you to a world of culinary delight.
- 9 lasagna noodles
- 1 lb (450g) ground beef or ground Italian sausage
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 24 oz (680g) jar of marinara sauce
- 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, adjust to taste)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 15 oz (425g) ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil or parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease your EaZy MealZ Air Fry Oven Casserole dish with cooking spray or a light coating of olive oil.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions until they're al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef or Italian sausage until it's browned and cooked through. Use a spoon to break it into smaller pieces as it cooks. Remove any excess grease from the skillet.
- Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the cooked meat. Sauté for a few minutes until the onion is translucent.
- Pour in the marinara sauce and crushed tomatoes. Add the dried basil, dried oregano, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and black pepper. Let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to create the cheese filling.
- To assemble the lasagna, spread a thin layer of the meat sauce on the bottom of the greased casserole dish.
- Place three lasagna noodles side by side over the sauce.
- Spread a layer of the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles.
- Sprinkle a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese over the ricotta mixture.
- Repeat the layers: sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture, and mozzarella cheese.
- For the final layer, spread sauce over the noodles and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese.
- Cover the EaZy MealZ Air Fry Oven Casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the top is lightly golden.
- Once baked, remove from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Garnish with fresh basil or parsley if desired.
Serve the classic lasagna warm and enjoy the layers of rich flavors and cheesy goodness!
Feel free to customize the recipe with your preferred meat, cheeses, and seasonings.
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