One of anything is never really enough. That is why 3-Cheese Lasagna is on the mark and it’s just right! When oven-ready lasagna noodles are immerged into tomato-saucy layers, featuring creamy ricotta, perky parmesan, and memorable mozzarella cheeses, all melted and intermingled together for Italian-love in every bite… well, you’ve got one great taste! We will tell you one thing, 3-Cheese Lasagna is hands-down the one and only way to build an incredible lasagna. Uno fantastico!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 (25-ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped, plus more, to taste, for garnish
  • 9 oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, the garlic, and the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened, about 10 minutes.

Step 4 –Add the pasta sauce to the onion mixture and stir to combine. Set it aside.

Step 5 –In a large bowl, add the ricotta cheese, the egg, the oregano, the parmesan cheese, and 1/3 cup of the basil and stir to combine.

Step 6 –Evenly add 1/3 cup of the pasta sauce mixture to the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

Step 7 –Top the sauce with 3 of the lasagna noodles and sprinkle with 1 cup of the ricotta mixture.

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Step 8 –Add 1 cup of the pasta sauce mixture over the ricotta mixture.

Step 9 –Evenly sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese over the pasta sauce layer.

Step 10 –Repeat the layers once, starting with the lasagna noodles and ending with the mozzarella cheese.

Step 11 –Top the mozzarella cheese with the remaining lasagna noodles, the remaining ricotta mixture, the remaining pasta sauce, and the remaining mozzarella cheese.

Step 12 –Cover the lasagna with foil and bake, about 45 minutes.

Step 13 –Discard the foil and bake the lasagna again, about 10 minutes.

Step 14 –Transfer the lasagna to a wire rack and let stand, about 10 minutes.

Step 15 –Garnish with the extra basil and serve.