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World's Best Lasagna

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This lasagna recipe from John Chandler is our most popular recipe! With sausage, ground beef, basil, and 3 types of cheese, it lives up to its name!


Side Dish


World's Best Lasagna


  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 0.75 pound lean ground beef
  • 0.5 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt, divided, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 0.5 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 0.25 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 0.75 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 0.75 cup grated Parmesan cheese



Gather all your ingredients.


Cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic in a Dutch oven over medium heat until well browned.


Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water. Season with sugar, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil, 1 teaspoon salt, Italian seasoning, fennel seeds, and pepper. 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 2 tablespoons parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).


To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with 1/2 of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with 1/3 of the 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 the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes.


Rest lasagna for 15 minutes before serving.

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Cook Time

Prepare Time:

30 mins

Cook Time:

2 hours 30

Total Time:

3 hours 15



448 kcal


37 g


82 mg

Dietary Fiber:

4 g


30 g

Saturated Fat:

10 g


1400 mg

Total Sugars:

9 g

Total Fat:

21 g

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