Classic Cheesy Lasagna

In honor of yesterday’s post, I give you cheese and carbs in its finest form.

Lasagna is about as labor intensive as putting on a garter belt and stockings. I don’t do either very often. But sometimes it’s necessary.

Recipe via Martha Stewart

  • 1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella
  • Marinara
  • Lasagna noodles, cut into 4-by-13-inch strips and cooked, or store-bought dried noodles, cooked
  • 5 ounces coarsely grated Parmesan cheese, (about 1 3/4 cups)

Spread 1/2 cup marinara in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place a layer of noodles over marinara. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta mixture over noodles, and sprinkle with 1/3 of the Parmesan. Place a layer of noodles over the cheese layer. Spread 1 cup marinara over noodles. Repeat layering (noodles, marinara, noodles, ricotta mixture, Parmesan) 2 more times. Spread remaining marinara over cheese layer, then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. Preheat oven to 375. Combine ricotta, egg, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. Coarsely grate 1/2 of the mozzarella, and stir into ricotta mixture. Using your fingers, shred remaining mozzarella into 2-inch strips, and reserve. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until cheese is golden brown and sauce is bubbling, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

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15 thoughts on “Classic Cheesy Lasagna

  1. Sounds delicious! This is the issue with winter, all I want to eat are delicious carb-y, cheesy things… Mmmm.

  2. you look like a FABULOUS cook ~ yum!!! my mouth just watered ~ i’m thinking of making either lasagna or stuffed shells for christmas eve dinner πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
    xx ~ kristina

  3. designstiles says:

    Oooh, nutmeg. I’m intrigued. My dad used to make lasagna when were were kids and I swear it took hours up on hours to make. This seems more my stile. Save.

  4. tamra says:

    I’m with Erika, Nutmeg addition. genius. rock on carb season.

  5. I might have to make lasagna this weekend. Ive been craving it, it’s soo good.

  6. Oh yum!!! This would feed my curves very nicely, thank you πŸ™‚ xoxo

  7. Molliee says:

    yum, yum and yummers… craving it now!

  8. I have never actually made lasagna – sad, right? This receipe looks fantastic. Can’t wait to try it!

  9. we did crock pot lasagna on Sunday and it wasn’t too labor intensive and still delicious … that is always an option!

  10. mmmm – looks DELISH!!! bookmarking!

  11. elizabeth says:

    Lasagna is just about my favorite thing on earth. That and enchiladas.
    E (modern24seven)

  12. Vanessa says:

    Can you believe I’ve never made lasagna before? Me neither. I’m so ashamed of that…

  13. Nutmeg on lasagna? I’m sold.

  14. Mmmmm…looks yummy!!! I remember making lasagna and thinking it would take an hour like most other dishes. Well BF and I were staaaarving after the 4th hour and just sitting in front of the oven waiting for it to cook. And then, we had to wait for it to cool for another hour ahhaha. Hardcore, but SO NOMMY.

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