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Classic Cheese Lasagna

  • servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella
  • Marinara
  • Fresh Lasagna Noodles, cut into 4-by-13-inch strips and cooked, or store-bought dried noodles, cooked
  • 5 ounces coarsely grated Parmesan cheese, (about 1 3/4 cups)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375. Combine ricotta, egg, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. Coarsely grate 1/2 of the mozzarella, and stir into ricotta mixture. Using your fingers, shred remaining mozzarella into 2-inch strips, and reserve.

  2. Step 2

    Spread 1/2 cup marinara in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place a layer of noodles over marinara. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta mixture over noodles, and sprinkle with 1/3 of the Parmesan. Place a layer of noodles over the cheese layer. Spread 1 cup marinara over noodles. Repeat layering (noodles, marinara, noodles, ricotta mixture, Parmesan) 2 more times. Spread remaining marinara over cheese layer, then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.

  3. Step 3

    Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until cheese is golden brown and sauce is bubbling, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2008

Reviews (5)

  • 20 Nov, 2013

    First time making lasagna ever, it was great!! Next will add in onions and basil :)

  • 12 Feb, 2013

    Fantastic recipe. In addition to making my own pasta and the recommended marinara, I made my own ricotta cheese for this recipe. I've never had a better lasagna.

    I didn't bother with pre-cooking the noodles. I also skipped the egg in the cheese mixture to ensure the cheese mixture wouldn't be runny. Made this the night before I needed it, too, which is a big plus in my book!

    Can't wait to make this one again.

  • 26 Nov, 2012

    delishes! recipe although I am a meat lover but I will make this again

  • 27 Jan, 2011

    This recipe was so yummy! :) The fresh nutmeg gave a nice flavor :)....will make this again. I also added meat and spinach and it worked out perfect!!!

  • 15 Nov, 2010

    Best lasagna I've ever made!!! Used good quality tomato and cheeses, so yummy.