So this is easy. Really. There are tons of variations to your basic lasagna recipe but this is the way I like to make mine.
marinara sauce I made the other day? I made it for this lasagna. It was tasty.
Brown up some ground beef and ground sausage. The proportions of each are completely up to you. I use about 2/3 beef to 1/3 sausage. Roughly.
In a large bowl combine the entire contents of 32 ounce container of ricotta cheese, 1 egg, half of your shredded mozzarella, some Parmesan cheese, if you like (I didn't have any), and some dried basil or Italian seasoning.
Layer a few noodles on the bottom of your sauced up baking dish.
Throw down about half of your meat mixture and spread it evenly over the noodles. Then plop about half of the cheese mixture directly on top of that.
Carefully, spread the cheese mixture over the entire surface. No need for perfection, here.
1 lb ground beef/sausage (any ratio that appeals to you)
3 cups marinara sauce, divided
1 box lasagna noodles
1 32 oz container ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 tbsp dried basil or Italian seasoning
1/3 c. Parmesan cheese, optional
Brown and drain meat in a skillet. Add about 1 cup of marinara sauce to the meat and set aside. To a 9x13 baking dish, add about 1/2 cup of marinara sauce and coat the bottom of the dish. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, egg, 1 cup of mozzarella, Parmesan, and herbs. Stir to combine and set aside. Begin layering the lasagna by laying down 1/3 of the noodles to the bottom of the baking dish, followed by 1/2 of the meat mixture (spreading evenly over the surface of the noodles), followed by 1/2 of the cheese mixture (spreading evenly over the surface of the meat mixture). Repeat the layering process a second time. Add the remaining 1/3 of the noodles to the top of the lasagna and top with the rest of the marinara sauce. Spread the sauce over the top layer of noodles making sure that there are no dry spots. Sprinkle on the remaining mozzarella cheese. Tightly cover baking dish with foil and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Allow lasagna to rest for 10 minutes before serving.