Lasagna Bolognese

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Lasagna Bolognese
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This hearty Lasagna Bolognese is the best dinner for cold nights. Make two, and freeze one for a quick weeknight dinner that can can be popped in the oven and ready when you are!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 2 cups sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 (28 ounce cans) Cirio whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2-3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup basil leaves, shredded
Instructions
  1. Adjust oven rack to center shelf. Preheat oven to 375ºF
  2. In a large bowl combine ricotta and eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grease 13 x 9 baking dish with a drizzle of Colavita Olive Oil.
  4. Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the dish.
  5. Line with a layer of pasta. Spread ⅓ of ricotta mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with ¼ pound of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Top with ½ cup Bolognese sauce.
  6. Continue with noodles, ricotta mixture, and cheeses and sauce, layering until you reach the top. The top layer should be cheese.
  7. Cover with foil and place on a baking sheet pan. Bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is browning and bubbling.
  8. Rest for at least 20 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
Notes
Cook Time: 1 hour for sauce additional 45 minutes for lasagna