Family Favorite Lasagna Recipe (+VIDEO) | Little Luna
Our favorite lasagna recipe-not only because it is delicious, but because it is so simple! You don’t even have to pre-cook lasagna! Add beef, pork, three kinds of cheese and plenty of seasonings, and you know this recipe will be a hit!
We found this lasagna to be the perfect dinner, whether you are looking for a normal weekday dinner or serving dinner guests. It is even better with garlic bread and Caesar salad!
The only recipe we will use
I am going to share our family’s favorite simple lasagna recipe today! My mother always makes lasagna for my family (we like all lasagna, we also make chicken lasagna and even lasagna soup). This is a meal that the whole family likes, and it can feed a large group of people.
Over the years, my mother has tried a lot of lasagna recipes, but recently she has been using the same method because all our children love it very much. The recipe comes from the ladies in the favorite family recipes. My mother made some modifications to it according to our family’s preferences, and we may continue to make it again and again because it is simple and good.
This simple lasagna recipe includes all traditional ingredients including
- Minced meat (beef and pork)
- Cheese (parmesan, mozzarella and cottage cheese)
- Seasoning (minced garlic, basil, salt and pepper)
- Lasagna noodles
One of the reasons this recipe is so simple is because it requires Not boiled Lasagna noodles!
What is “not cooked” lasagna? Similar to “instant rice”, no-cook noodles are pre-cooked in the factory. During the baking process, the moisture in the sauce will soften or replenish the moisture in the noodles, so there is no need to boil them before assembling the lasagna.
cheese. You can separate out the same amount of whey dry cheese. The only difference between the two is the texture and nutritional value. Fluffy cheese has larger lumps, while whey dry cheese has larger particles, but it has fewer calories and fat grams.
Meat. If you don’t like ground pork, you can use all ground beef instead of half.
How to make lasagna
This classic lasagna recipe is very simple to make. First cook the meat, seasonings and tomato sauce. When you are done, you will mix the three cheeses together and start layering them in a 9×13 pan.
When you bake lasagna in the oven, the noodles will be cooked. It is much faster!
This homemade lasagna recipe is simple but has several layers. This is a useful list of all layers:
- Level 1-1 cup of sauce-this helps prevent the lasagna from drying out and prevents the noodles from sticking to the pan.
- Level 2-Lasagna
- Level 3-1 cup sauce
- Level 4-Sliced Mozzarella
- Layer 5-half of the sour cream mixture
- Level 6-Lasagna
- Level 7-1 cup sauce
- Layer 8-sliced mozzarella
- Layer 9-remaining sour cream mixture
- Level 10-Lasagna
- Level 11-remaining sauce
- Level 12-Shredded Parmesan cheese
After layering everything, you will bake for 25-30 minutes. We recommend letting the plate sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the layers to harden slightly before cutting in.
Tips and troubleshooting
Cover the pot. If you expose the lasagna in the oven, it will dry out. For part of the baking time, counterattack with foil trays. After baking the lasagna at least halfway, remove the foil to brown the top.
If the top still looks pale after being fully cooked, turn on the broiler to help move things. But watch out for it; it can burn quickly.
Why is my lasagna so sour? There are several things that can cause excessive moisture in lasagna. If you use very thin tomato sauce, or non-fat sour cream and cottage cheese, your ingredients will contain more water, which will cause the lasagna to become soup.
In addition, if you live at a higher altitude, you may need a longer baking time than listed in the recipe. Although you can make lasagna in advance and refrigerate or freeze it, this will not necessarily reduce the moisture content, but not cooking the noodles will absorb water juice.
The best way to reheat leftovers
You can reheat a small portion of the lasagna in the microwave by putting it in a microwave-usable container and adding a little bit of horsepower sauce or water on it. This prevents it from drying out in the microwave.
Cover it with a lid or a microwave-safe dish and heat it for 1-2 minutes, or until the lasagna is heated.
If you want to reheat the larger part (regardless of how much is left in the pot), pour about ¼ cup of water or marinara sauce on the lasagna and cover it with aluminum foil. Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until the lasagna is hot and bubbling.
Seriously-you can never go wrong with lasagna for dinner. It’s so good, I will never refuse it because it is cheesy meaty!
What to serve with lasagna?
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Course main course
Preparation time 25 minutes
Cooking time 25 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Calories 649 kcal
Author Little Luna
- 1 TB vegetable oil
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 TB basil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 5 C tomato sauce
- 1 pound beef
- 1 pound pork
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 2 c cheese
- 1 c Parmesan cheese
- 1 pound sliced mozzarella cheese
- 1 package lasagna noodles not boiled
- The taste of parmesan cheese
- Pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350.
In a saucepan, sauté garlic in vegetable oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add basil, salt, a pinch of pepper and tomato sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer.
In another pan, brown your beef and pork. Add the brown meat to the sauce and continue to simmer.
In a bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream. Stir well. Set aside.
In a 9×13 pan, spread 1 cup of sauce on the bottom. Spread the lasagna and put a cup of sauce on the noodles.
Add a layer of sliced mozzarella cheese, then add half of the sour cream mixture.
Then add another layer of noodles, followed by a cup of sauce, another layer of sliced mozzarella cheese and the remaining sour cream mixture.
Then add another layer of noodles and the last layer of sauce.
Add Parmesan cheese on top, cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes (remove the foil during the last 5 minutes of cooking).
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