What’s For Dinner? Lasagna!


It’s spring break here, but we are still wondering where spring actually is.  At the present moment it looks like a blizzard outside.  Oh well.  This weather inspires me to make comfort food.
Warm up yer insides food!
So tonite, we are having this no fail, super yummi-licious lasagna!
Silence at the table when eating kind of lasagna. (And that’s no small feat with an 8 yr old, 7yr old and 18month old!)


My lasagna last night was a bit runny!  I hate that, but no one else here seemed to mind!
I think I had too much liquid from the tomatoes…who knows!  I can never seem to make those perfectly stacked and lined up lasagnas that look fabulous in pictures!


What's For Dinner? Lasagna!
The Meat Sauce
  • 1 - 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 - 14oz can tomato sauce (plain, no spices)
  • 1 - 19oz can diced tomatoes (plain, no spices)
  • 1 - 5.5 oz can tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • salt & pepper
The Lasagna
  • 8 whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheese (mozzarella, or a 4 cheese blend is super yummy!)
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
Making the meat sauce:
  1. Brown beef with onions and garlic. Drain.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, wine, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, oregano, basil and salt & pepper.
  3. Simmer for about 1 hour, covered.
Putting together the lasagna:
  1. At this point you can do either of 2 things: Make one big lasagna in a 9x13 dish, or make 2 lasagnas in 8x8 dishes. I find that for our family of 5, the 8x8 is the best. We get left with a small amount of leftovers, and another meal in the freezer!
  2. So then, layer the ingredients as follows: (this is for the 9x13, so adjust for the 8x8) ½ Meat sauce, ½ Noodles, ½ Ricotta Cheese, ½ Grated Cheese, ½ Meat Sauce, ½ Noodles, ½ Grated Cheese, Parmesan Cheese
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes
  4. Let sit for 10 minutes, then serve!


Eat up!


  1. Yum! It’s one of our favorites :) It so easy to sneak extra veggies in there!!

  2. I know how good your lasagna is! my mouth is watering! I am LOVING that lasagna noodle photo!!

  3. new follower here and that lasagna looks amazing…yummy!!

  4. Jo-Anna, Lasagna is one of my favorite foods. I want to try your recipe – sounds awesome!
    Blessings, Beth

  5. Hi Jo Anna,
    That is an awesome photo of the Lasagna Noodles. Your recipe looks very good, I like the addition of brown sugar, I will have to try that. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  6. Hi, I just found your cute blog! :)

    And I wanted to invite you to join in on a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY over on my blog.


    “Made it on Monday” is open for link up’s
    Wed.-Sat. I hope you will link up & join in on the fun :)

  7. Mouth watering lasagna! You’re making me hungry! :)

    I’m hosting a wonderful tea sampler GIVEAWAY! Come check it out when you have time.




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