Classic Meat Lasagna


Layers of noodles smothered in melted cheese, seasoned beef and tomato sauce? Who wouldn’t be drooling? Lasagna is a classic and loved by so many. Wholesome and delicious, this Italian inspired dish is perfect for larger gatherings or meal prep. Try preparing one of these mouth-watering dishes for busy weeknights, cottage trips or Sunday dinner. Here is our take on a roasted red pepper and basil infused meat lasagna. Easily prepared ahead of time, reheated or frozen! Considering pair with a mix greens salad and garlic toasts.

 What you will need: 

  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 12-14 mozzarella cheese slices
  • Oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 1.5 – 2 jars of tomato sauce (we like to use roasted red pepper)
  • 6 large basil leaves; finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  • 1/2 cup white onion; finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 4-6 tomato slices
  • Parmesan cheese; grated



Prep Time: 25 minutes  ◊  Cook Time: 45 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized skillet heat olive oil a to medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and season with a touch of salt and pepper. Sauté onions and garlic until tender, and onions have browned.  
  3. In a large bowl add ground beef, sautéed onions/garlic, basil and thoroughly mix. Add tomato sauce and continue to mix until well combined. 
  4. In an oven safe casserole dish, add a layer of lasagna noodles, then a layer of beef sauce and cover with cheese slices. Repeat to create 2-3 layers, (depending on the size of your dish), ending with a layer of cheese on top. Note: You may need to break the lasagna noodles to fit your dish. 
  5. Top lasagna with tomato slices, sprinkle with oregano and grated parmesan cheese. 
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes until noodles are super soft. Test readiness by inserting a dinner knife 2-3 times into various spots of the lasagna. If the knife is easily inserted, the lasagna is done. 
  7. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving. 



One thought on “Classic Meat Lasagna

  1. Pingback: Classic Meat Lasagna — The Rustic Kitchen – Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s