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WORLD’S BEST LASAGNA RECIPE

Ingredients
1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
two 6 ounce cans tomato paste
two 6.5 ounce cans canned tomato sauce (or one 15 oz. can)
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons sugar (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
12 lasagna noodles, regular or no cook. I usually use no cook noodles.
16 ounces ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

In a large Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until cooked through and browned.
Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water, and stir everything together.
Add sugar, basil, fennel seeds (if using), Italian seasoning, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, and 2 Tablespoons parsley, and stir to combine.
Simmer, covered, for at least 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. I usually try to simmer for as long as possible.
If using regular lasagna noodles, cook according to package instructions and drain.
In a bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg, remaining parsley, and ½ teaspoon salt.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
To layer the lasagna, spread 1½ cups of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange a single layer of noodles over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
Spoon another 1½ cups meat sauce over the cheese.
Add another layer of noodles, the rest of the ricotta mixture, half of the remaining mozzarella, and another 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Add another layer of 1 1/2 cups of sauce and a final layer of noodles.
Top with another 1 1/2 cups sauce and the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes.
Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

 

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?