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Recipe By: Navid

About this Recipe:

NavidNavid: This is a basic and simple lasagna recipe. You can replace the beef filling with vegetarian alternatives such as spinach and mushroom. You can also try fresh lasagna noodles for this recipe.

Main Ingredients:

Lasagna: 12 noodles
Ground beef: 1 lb (500 grams)
Crushed Tomatoes: 1 can (2 cups)
Tomato paste: 6 tbsp
Onion: 1 medium, chopped
Garlic: 1 clove, diced
Bell pepper: 1 small, chopped
Olive oil: 3 tbsp
Ricotta cheese: 1 lb (500 grams)
Parmesan cheese: 0.25-0.5 cup, grated
Mozzarella cheese: 1-1.5 cup, shredded
Fresh Basil: 1 tbsp, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)


1. In a saucepan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the diced garlic and cook for 1 min.

2. Add crushed tomatoes and cook for 10 more min. Season slightly with salt and pepper.

3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Add chopped onion and bell pepper. Saute for 5 min on medium-high heat.

4. Add ground beef and saute until no longer pink.

5. Set 1/4 cup tomato sauce aside and add the rest to the ground beef.

6. Dissolve tomato paste in 1 cup warm water and add to the beef mixture.

7. Add chopped basil to the mixture and let the beef completely cook on medium-high heat (about 30 min). Season with salt and pepper.

8. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

9. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water with some salt until al dente. Don't overcook them. Drain and wash them with cold water. Drain again.

10. Spread half of the tomato sauce that you have set aside in the bottom of your baking dish (2 tbsp). Cover with a layer of the lasagna noodles. Make layers of meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers. Top with the rest of the tomato sauce (2 tbsp), mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

11. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 min. Remove the foil and cook for 10 more min or until golden. Let it stand for 10 min before serving.

Published on October 29, 2009
Last edited on October 29, 2009

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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
75 min
Ready in
1.5 hour
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5 Ratings
Average rating: 4.2

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Comments: 4

Smart Lipo, Guest from: USA2010 Feb 11
Average rating: 4
I love lasagna. Thanks for a great recipe. The advice of it is very inspiring.I'll have to give it a shot and make it soon. Thanks again!

Guest, Guest2010 Feb 16
Average rating: 3
Wasn't moist enough.

Karen, Guest from: Montreal,Canada2010 Jul 17
Average rating: 5
Can you make this recipe with no cook noodles?

Ione, Guest from: Toronto2018 May 04
Average rating: 5
I discovered this recipe a few years ago and love it - easy perfect recipe for lasagna - the glazed meatloaf recipe is also my go to.

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