Best Authentic Italian Lasagna Recipe in 30 minutes

August 21, 2019

Best Authentic Italian Lasagna Recipe in 30 minutes

You can make this Best Authentic Lasagna in 30 minutes in your VitaClay Fast Slow Cooker- 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large white onion, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (28 ounce can) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (6 ounce can) tomato paste
  • 1 (15 oz can) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (divided)
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 30 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pound deli sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Making meat sauce- In a large pot over medium heat, add in ground sausage and ground beef. Use a spoon to break up the meat into small pieces. Add in onion and garlic and cook until meat is well browned, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar, fresh basil, fennel, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Pour in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and chicken broth. Transfer to your vitclay pot. Set on "Stew" for 1-3 hours. Stirring occasionally. Empty your clay pot.

2. Meanwhile, place lasagna noodles into the bottom of a pan. Pour hot water directly over the noodles, making sure the pasta is completely immersed in the water. Let them soak for 30 minutes, then drain and discard water.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and nutmeg. Refrigerate until ready to assemble lasagna.

4. Assemble your lasagna in your vitaclay pot- add 6 oz water in clay pot. spread about 1 cup of meat sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan. Cut the noodle in half length. Place noodles on top. Spread with 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with 1/4 of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, then sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Repeat layering to create two to three complete layers. To finish, place a final layer of pasta, topped with another 1 cup of meat sauce to cover the pasta. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with clay lid and close the cooker.

5. Set on "Stew" to cook for 30-40 minutes.

Enjoy!


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