Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

30 Mar
Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Oh lasagna, that classic dish from Italy.  Meaty, cheesey, tomatoey, warming pure comfort food goodness. One of many things we need to say a big thank you for!
Now I know this is going to be a big statement given that many have a “go to“ recipe for this dish but I`m going there anyway. This simple man`s plan for better eating today is Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese! A rich Bolognese(here) sauce of spicy Italian sausage & beef, 3 cheeses, fresh spinach & of course al dente pasta sheets all come together to form a spectacular marriage for your mouth! This is a great choice for feeding a crowd, can be made ahead of time, is a great freezer meal & most definitely always a pleaser! If it`s not already it should become a staple in your household.
This recipe will easily serve 10+ people if combining with a salad & my Ultimate Garlic Cheese Bread.(Here)
Here`s what you`ll need for your Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese:
Bolognese Sauce– 2 quarts
Ricotta Cheese- 1 quart
Eggs-2
Fresh Spinach- 2 cups torn or chopped
Mozzarella Cheese- 1 lb shredded
Parmesan Cheese- 8oz shreddedLasagna3

Grate or shred the mozzarella & parmesan cheeses. I like to use the larger grates for my mozzarella & the smaller for the parmesan but that`s just me. Do whatever makes you happy.Lasagna4

To the ricotta add 2 eggs & mix well to combine.Lasagna1To the bottom of a 9 x 14 inch baking dish add about a cup of the Bolognese sauce. Whenever I make this meat sauce I make a huge batch, some to use & some to freeze. I already had my sauce so just pulled it out, defrosted & warmed in a large soup pot making this come together pretty quickly.Lasagna2Now we start the layering of ingredients. Add 3 sheets of lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. If it looks like the pasta hasn`t been precooked your right. No need, saving more time on the prep. They`ll cook to perfect al dente with the sauce & cheeses.Lasagna5Next goes a layer of creamy ricotta. Some people just add dolops here & there. Again, just me but I want it all in every bite. Spread that stuff across to cover.Lasagna6Now a layer of spinach. Just scatter over the top. I think we can now call this a health food dish.Lasagna7Add half the remaining meaty goodness of the Bolognese.Lasagna8Next goes some of the grated Parmesan.Lasagna9Finally some mozzarella. Be generous. Now we`re going to repeat the whole process one more time.Lasagna10I had to use 4 sheets to cover this time as my baking dish tapers out. In case you forgot what to do here it is in pictures. I wouldn`t want you to go backwards.Lasagna11RicottaLasagna12SpinachLasagna13MeatLasagna15ParmLasagna16Mozz, just about there.Lasagna17Another layer of lasagna sheets.Lasagna18Another layer of mozzarella.Lasagna19And now the last of the parmesan.
Generously grease or give a good cover of cooking spray to a piece of aluminum foil & cover tightly. You don`t want the cheese to stick. Bake covered for about 50 minutes. Uncover & bake another 15-20 minutes until the cheese has browned.

Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Remove & let it sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Enjoy your Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese!!

Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese

Ingredients

  • Bolognese Sauce- 2 quarts
  • Ricotta Cheese- 1 quart
  • Eggs-2
  • Fresh Spinach- 2 cups torn or chopped
  • Mozzarella Cheese- 1 lb shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese- 8oz shredded

Instructions

  1. Grate or shred the mozzarella & parmesan cheeses.
  2. To the ricotta add 2 eggs & mix well to combine.
  3. To the bottom of a 9 x 14 inch baking dish add about a cup of the Bolognese sauce.
  4. Add 3 sheets of lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. If it looks like the pasta hasn`t been precooked your right. No need, saving more time on the prep. They`ll cook to perfect al dente with the sauce & cheeses.
  5. Next goes a layer of creamy ricotta.
  6. Now a layer of spinach. Just scatter over the top.
  7. Add half the remaining Bolognese.
  8. Next goes some of the grated Parmesan.
  9. Finally some mozzarella. Be generous.
  10. Now repeat the whole layer process one more time.
  11. Pasta sheets, ricotta, spinach, Bolognese sauce, parmesan & mozzarella
  12. Another layer of lasagna sheets.
  13. Another layer of mozzarella.
  14. And now the last of the parmesan.
  15. Generously grease or give a good cover of cooking spray to a piece of aluminum foil & cover tightly. You don`t want the cheese to stick.
  16. Bake covered for about 50 minutes.
  17. Uncover & bake another 15-20 minutes until the cheese has browned.
  18. Remove & let it sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  19. Enjoy your Best Ever Lasagna Bolognese!!
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