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The Best Easy Lasagna

Niky @ The House on Silverado
The best lasagna for when you need it done quick and easy!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Barilla Oven-Ready Lasagna Noodles
  • 2 jars Marinara sauce choose your favorite
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1 15 oz container of ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 8 oz package sliced provolone cheese (12 slices)
  • 1 8 oz package shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning I like Daks brand

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and brown meat until cooked through; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and the Italian seasoning. Stir well.
  • Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour one cup of sauce on the bottom of the dish; spread evenly. Place 3 sheets of Barilla's no boil lasagna noodles side by side (sheets will expand while baking to the ends of the dish).
  • Pour 1 cup of sauce and 3/4 cup of cheese mixture on the first layer. Top with 6 provolone cheese slices and 1/3 cup of the cooked meat. Repeat for 3 more layers. On the 3rd layer, you will have run out of provolone slices. Use another 1/2 cup of mozzarella here.
  • For the final layer, top with 3 lasagne sheets, add remaining sauce and top with cheese mixture and remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes to brown the cheese. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

A deep dish pan, lots of cheese, no-boil noodles, and resting time are all key to this lasagna.  You want all the layers to stay together when you cut and serve it.  Nothing is worse than a watery lasagna. 
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