Classic Cheese Lasagne
- 4 c. Maryann’s Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce
- 1 onion, diced
- 5 cloves garlic, diced
- extra virgin olive oil
- 24 ounces ( or 1.5 lbs) ricotta cheese
- 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 3 large eggs
- 2 T. Italian seasoning
- garlic salt and pepper
- 3 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 c. Parmesan/Romano Cheese
- Lasagne noodles, cooked al dente (about 2 boxes) – Note: To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free lasagne noodles.
- Prepare Maryann’s Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce.
- In a skillet on the stove top, sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil until slightly golden. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, pour in the ricotta cheese, add in the chopped basil, eggs, garlic salt and pepper, Italian seasoning and mix well. Set aside.
- Boil Lasagne noodles to package instructions.
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- To assemble lasagne, spread approximately 1 ½ c. of sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Arrange pasta noodles lengthwise, side by side, over sauce.
- Evenly spread some of the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles along with some of the mozzarella cheese and a portion of the onions and garlic saute. Repeat layers two more times - lasagne noodles, sauce, cheeses and sauté mixture.
- Top dish with remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese.
- Sprinkle parmesan/romano cheese blend over the top of the dish.
- Spray canola oil over dish.
- Tent dish with aluminum foil (spraying the side of the tin foil facing the dish with canola spray. Take care so that the foil does not touch the cheese. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake in the oven an additional 15 minutes.
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