Here is the Best 5 Cheese Lasagna Recipe You Can Find
5 Cheese Meaty Lasagna Recipe
There’s just something about a good lasagna recipe that makes everyone feel happy! We poked around to find the best lasagna recipe out there.
And the best lasagna recipe is one that’s loaded with cheese! It’s hard to imagine a classic lasagna recipe without lots of luscious cheese. Three of the most common types of cheese found in traditional lasagna recipes are mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan. This recipe builds on this delicious cheesy foundation with the addition of freshly grated Asiago and shredded Gruyere.
5 Cheese Lasagna is the perfect recipe to prepare for Thanksgiving when you don’t feel like serving the traditional turkey and mashed potato dinner. This lasagna is a little bit classy and works perfectly for holiday meals!
And please don’t forget you need a lasagna lugger to take this beautiful lasagna with you to your holiday event!
This recipe is easier to prepare if you have the meat sauce prepared ahead of time. If you don’t have time or the inclination to do so, use your favorite prepared pasta sauce instead.
Fortunately, the meat sauce recipe can be made in large batches that freeze beautifully for future use. For best results in this recipe, pulse 4 cups of the chunky meat sauce in a food processor prior to using. Chunky Italian Meat Sauce Recipe.
TIP: The key to keeping lasagna from getting soupy is to make sure your noodles are thoroughly dried before assembling your lasagna. So put an end to that soupy lasagna for good!
After preparing noodles according to package instructions, arrange them in a single layer on large cookie sheets sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Gently pat noodles dry with a paper towel. Turn over and repeat. Allow to air dry until all excess moisture is gone.
This 5 Cheese Lasagna is one of the best lasagna you will find.
- 4 cups meat sauce SEE RECIPE ABOVE
- 12 whole lasagna noodles cooked according to package instructions
- 1 24 oz. container ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg beaten
- 4 tablespoons Italian seasoning divided
- ½ cup fresh parsley chopped, plus extra for garnish
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 8 oz. package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 8 oz, package shredded Gruyere cheese, divided
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 3/4 cup Asiago cheese freshly grated
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large glass bowl, combine ricotta cheese, beaten egg, 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning, and fresh parsley. Stir to combine.
Spray a 13 x 9” glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Add enough meat sauce to cover the bottom of the pan and then cover with 3 lasagna noodles.
Top with an even layer of the ricotta cheese mixture, followed by a layer of shredded mozzarella and Gruyere cheese, using equal amounts of each.
Finish with a layer of grated Parmesan and Asiago cheese, also in equal amounts.
Repeat this process three more times: meat, noodles, ricotta mixture, shredded cheeses, and grated cheeses. Sprinkle the remaining Italian seasoning across the final layer.
Loosely tent dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving.
Because 5 Cheese Lasagna is one of our favorite things to take to a special party, always have a “lasagna lugger” on hand. You will show up to your destination with a fresh, warm and delicious lasagna!