lasagna with cheese noodles

  • Ingredionts

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For Meat Sauce:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Cheese Filling:

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Additional Layers:

  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (for topping)


1. Prepare the Cheese Noodles:

  • Intensity: Intermediate
  • In a food processor, combine flour, eggs, ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and salt.
  • Process until a dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • Roll out the dough into thin sheets and cut into lasagna noodle shapes.

2. Make the Meat Sauce:

  • Intensity: Intermediate
  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic, sauté until softened.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine (if using), oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 20-25 minutes.

3. Prepare the Cheese Filling:

  • Intensity: Easy
  • In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, egg, and chopped parsley. Mix well.

4. Assemble the Lasagna:

  • Intensity: Intermediate
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a baking dish, spread a thin layer of meat sauce.
  • Place a layer of cheese noodles, followed by a layer of the ricotta mixture and fresh mozzarella slices.
  • Repeat the layers, finishing with a layer of noodles. Top with shredded mozzarella.

5. Bake:

  • Intensity: Easy
  • Cover the lasagna with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until bubbly and golden.

6. Let it Rest:

  • Intensity: Easy
  • Allow the lasagna to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

7. Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: X
  • Total Fat: Xg
  • Saturated Fat: Xg
  • Cholesterol: Xmg
  • Sodium: Xmg
  • Total Carbohydrates: Xg
  • Dietary Fiber: Xg
  • Sugars: Xg
  • Protein: Xg

8. Enjoy Your Cheese Noodle Lasagna! Indulge in layers of cheesy goodness with this unique lasagna featuring homemade cheese noodles. Perfect for special occasions or whenever you crave a comforting, homemade Italian classic. Serve with a side salad and enjoy!**

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