In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped carrot, onion, celery, oregano, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are soft.
Add sausage and ground beef to the pan. Cook until browned, breaking into small pieces. Pour in tomato passata and cook on low for 4 hours or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Season with 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, garlic, and onion powder and remove from heat.
In a bowl, mix ricotta with parsley and beaten egg. Season with remaining salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). In a deep baking dish, begin assembling the lasagna. Start with a layer of the meat sauce, followed by a layer of lasagna sheets. Spread a portion of the ricotta mixture over the lasagna sheets, then sprinkle with mozzarella and pecorino romano cheese. Repeat the layers until all ingredients are used, finishing with a generous topping of mozzarella and pecorino romano.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Allow the lasagna to rest for about 20 minutes before slicing and serving. Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy your flavorful three cheese lasagna!
- If you prefer extra crispy edges, broil the lasagna for 5 minutes after the 45 minute bake.
- Season the meat sauce after cooking to avoid over salting.
- Let the lasagna rest before serving for cleaner slices. This also helps avoid watery lasagna.
- Use the Deep Roasting Pan in the Larder & Vine Bakeware Set for even baking and easy clean up.
Do I need to grease the baking dish?
No need! If using a ceramic pan from Larder and Vine, it naturally prevents sticking, eliminating the need for additional greasing.
Can I assemble the lasagna ahead of time and refrigerate it?
Certainly! Assemble the lasagna, cover it tightly, and refrigerate. When ready to bake, allow it to come to room temperature before placing it in the preheated oven.
Why is it important to let the lasagna rest before serving?
Allowing the lasagna to rest helps it set and makes it easier to slice into neat portions. It also allows the flavors to meld, resulting in a more delicious and cohesive dish.