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One Step Basil Lasagna Recipe

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This recipe for One Step Basil Lasagna, by , is from The Gladu Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joanne Verkuilen
Added: Wednesday, May 28, 2008


3/4 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 26-ounce jar thick spaghetti or marinara sauce
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups fresh basil
1 1-pound box lasagna noodles
1 15-ounce container part-skim ricotta cheese
1 pound mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Sauté beef and sausage in heavy large skillet over medium-
high heat until cooked through, breaking up meats with back
of spoon, about 4 minutes. Transfer meats to bowl.

Combine spaghetti sauce and basil in large bowl.

Spread 1 1/2 cups sauce mixture in bottom of 13x9x2-inch
glass baking dish.

Arrange 1/3 noodles, slightly overlapping if necessary, atop

Spread half of ricotta over noodles. Sprinkle with half of
mozzarella cheese, half of meat mixture and 1/4 cup
Parmesan cheese. Top with 1 1/2 cups sauce.

Sprinkle a generous amount of basil on each layer

Repeat layering with noodles, ricotta, mozzarella, meats, 1/4
cup Parmesan cheese and basil.

Arrange remaining noodles over. Spoon remaining sauce
over, covering completely.

Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan.

Cover tightly with heavy-duty foil. Place on baking sheet.

Bake until noodles are tender and lasagna is heated through,
about 1 hour. U

Uncover; let stand 15 minutes.

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prep 30-45 mins; Cook 1.5 hours




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