Homemade lasagna is a classic dish if you’re having friends over for a dinner party, want to treat the family, or even if you want to make a delicious meal that can be frozen and eaten at a later date. It’s full of wholesome flavors, tasty vegetables, and packed full of protein from the meat (although you can always substitute the meat for vegetables if you’d prefer!). This recipe uses ground Italian sausage, which is the most authentic way of making it—although you can use a mixture of ground beef and pork as a substitute. So, let’s get to it! This is our perfect homemade lasagna from here at NetCost Market.
Sauce: 1 ½ lb. ground Italian sausage, 1 yellow onion—peeled and diced, olive oil, 6 large cloves of garlic, 3 tbsp. tomato paste, ½ tsp. red pepper flakes, ½ cup red wine (this can be substituted with beef stock), 3 15-oz. cans of whole tomatoes in juice, ½ cup diced roasted red peppers, 2 tsp. dried oregano, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp. sea salt, ½ tsp. black pepper.
Cheese mix: 2 15-oz containers ricotta cheese, 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 cup fresh basil leaves—chopped, 1 egg.
Layering ingredients: 4 cups shredded mozzarella, 15 lasagna sheets (or you can make your own at home from the Pasta Project), basil, and parmesan cheese for topping.
Having friends over for dinner is one of the most delightful activities you can do, and their hearts will jump when they hear they’re having lasagna for dinner! Try this brilliant recipe and show them lasagna as they’ve never had it before. At NetCost Market, we stock real and authentic Italian produce so head in-store to find all the best ingredients to master the art of homemade lasagna.