Grandma’s Best Lasagna


It’s lasagna time again 😉
Always good!
Repeat often 😀



Grandma’s Best Lasagna

GOOD Lasagna!
(For CHEESE lovers)

Cook the lasagna noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain the noodles, reserving pasta water and rinse under cold water.



1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 pound ground beef chuck
1/2 pound ground sirloin
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Two 28-ounce cans Italian peeled tomatoes, finely chopped, juices reserved
One 28-ounce can tomato puree
2 cups reserved pasta water
2 bay leaves
6 thyme sprigs
Pinch of sugar
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
2 pounds fresh ricotta
1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound packaged whole-milk mozzarella, shredded
1 large egg, beaten
12 dried lasagna noodles

In dutch oven…

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