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Thursday
Jun112015

Nana's Best Ever Lasagna

My mother in law Janet makes the best lasagna, cheesy and delicious!

Try it, you will love it! 

1 (8 ounce) package lasagna noodles 

1/2 pound ground beef 

1 clove garlic, minced 

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes 

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce  

2 jars of Ragu (our favorite, but you can use the sauce you like) 

1 tablespoon dried parsley 

1/2 teaspoon dried basil 

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 

1 (16 ounce) container sour cream 

3 eggs, lightly beaten 

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 

2 teaspoons salt 

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 

2 (12 ounce) packages of shredded mozzarella cheese 

40 mins 

COOK 

1 hr 10 mins 

READY IN 

1 hr 50 mins 

Directions 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the lasagna noodles, and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain. 
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook and stir the ground beef, and garlic until the meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain any excess grease. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, basil, oregano, and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, about 30 minutes. 
Stir together the sour cream, eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, and 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese in a bowl. 
To assemble the lasagna, spread a thin layer of the meat sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover with 1/3 of the lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the remaining meat sauce, 1/3 of the sour cream mixture. Repeat this layering 2 more times. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese evenly over the lasagna. 
Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce is bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. 

I highly recommend the Rachael Ray lasagna pan. I have several of these bakeware sets and they are durable and stylish. Perfect for from the oven to the table. 

You will also want to pick up the Rachael Ray lasagna lugger kit. This is such an easy and fun way to bring your homemade lasagna to a holiday party!