The Best Lasagna In The World


Lasagna is an Italian classic that is loved by people around the world. This recipe will teach you how to make an indulgent and delicious lasagna that will have everyone begging for more. With just the right combination of the freshest ingredients, this hearty lasagna will be the star of the dinner table.

The key to creating the perfect lasagna is assembling the ingredients in the right ratio, cooking them carefully, and then layering the dish in the same sequence. This recipe walks you through each step and explains why it’s important for the overall outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What makes this lasagna recipe unique? A: This gourmet lasagna recipe combines the perfect blend of fresh ingredients and baking technique to make an exquisitely creamy and flavorful lasagna. It stands out from the rest with its precise layering of noodles, sauces, and cheese that provide a delectable combination of textures.

Q: Does this lasagna take a long time to make? A: While the recipe does require a few steps, the cooking time is relatively quick. The lasagna needs just 40 minutes in the oven but the end results are definitely worth the wait.

Q: Can I adapt the recipe? A: Absolutely! You can customize the lasagna recipe by changing the pasta sauce, adding additional veggies like zucchini or mushrooms, or switching up the cheeses. It’s a great dish to experiment with.

The Best Lasagna In The World

3.9 from 28 votes
Course: Dinner, LunchCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium


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My family loves this lasagna more than anything! We have it at least two or three times each month and typically double the recipe to make some for the freezer. You can make this recipe yours, try it now!


  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage

  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef

  • 1/2 cup minced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 12 lasagna noodles

  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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