January 3, 2021


Cheese Filling (combine ingredients below)
12 lasagna noodles, fresh or no-boil (if not, boil noodles beforehand)
4 cups mozzarella, shredded

Cheese Filling
1 3/4 cups ricotta cheese
1 1/4 cups parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread bottom of 9x13 pan with 1/4 cup meat sauce (with no large meat chunks). 

Place noodles in single layer on top of the sauce. Spread each noodle with 3 Tbs. ricotta filling, then cover entire layer with 1 cup mozarella. Top evenly with 1 1/2 cups meat sauce.

Repeat above layering two more times.

After last three noodles are placed, spread with remaining sauce, then remaining mozzarella, then remaining parmesan. 

Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes.

From America's Test Kitchen Cookbook.