Treta's World Famous Lasagna Recipe

A slice of lasagna
A slice of Treta's World Famous Lasagna

Step by Step instructions for making Treta's World Famous Lasagna. Read through instructions fully before beginning.


Prep Time

Cook Time

Total time

30 min

2 hrs 30 min

3 hrs 15 min

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Gather the following ingredients:

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  1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned.
  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water.
  3. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon of salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley.
  4. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  6. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water.
  8. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  10. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  11. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture.
  12. Top with a thrid of mozzarella cheese slices.
  13. Sppon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  14. Repeat layers and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese
  15. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil iwth cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  16. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  17. Remove foil and bake an additional 25 minutes.
  18. Cool for 15 minutes before serving

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