Friends, I have to apologize. I’ve been sharing recipes at Let’s Dish since 2009 and somehow, I’ve never shared my lasagna recipe with you. I’m not sure how this happened, but I’m taking care of it today!
This isn’t a quick and easy recipe, but the time and effort is so worth it! It’s not hard to make, you just need time for the sauce to simmer, mainly. I wouldn’t attempt this lasagna on a busy weeknight, but it’s perfect for a lazy weekend. The good news is, it will probably feed you for at least two days, if not longer. There is, of course, plenty of room in the recipe for your own adaptations, but I definitely recommend using a combination of beef and pork. And also, the whole slices of mozzarella cheese–they’re kind of what makes this lasagna epic!
One final note. I don’t care much for oven-ready lasagna noodles. But I also don’t like the extra step of boiling regular noodles. So I use regular noodles and let them sit in a pan of hot water–with a bit of olive oil–for 10-15 minutes to soften them up. It’s less hassle, the texture of the noodles is great, and my lasagna holds together perfectly using this method (provided you let it sit for 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving). Of course, you can feel free to use whatever method you like best.