The Best Classic Lasagna Recipe. Ever.

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 65 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: italian


This simple, no-fuss lasagna recipe is simply the best there is. Layers of Italian sausage, ground beef, and loads of cheese make this a dinner recipe you’ll turn to again and again.



  • 1 12 oz package no boil lasagna noodles
  • 2 24 oz cans spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp pesto (I prefer Buitoni brand)
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pan, brown ground beef and sausage, set aside in a large bowl.
  3. Add pesto to meat and mix well.
  4. Add spaghetti sauce to meat mixture and combine.
  5. In a separate bowl combine ricotta, eggs, 1/2 of mozzarella, and 1/2 of Parmesan.
  6. Spoon one cup of sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9 by 13 pan.
  7. Top with lasagna noodles then half of the cheese mixture, then 1/3 remaining sauce mixture.
  8. Repeat layers of noodles, remaining cheese mixture, additional 1/3 meat sauce.
  9. Top with remaining sauce and cover with foil.
  10. Bake for one hour.
  11. Remove foil, top with remaining Parmesan and mozzarella cheese and cook additional 5 minutes until cheese is golden and bubbly.
  12. Let sit 15 minutes prior to serving.

Keywords: classic lasagna