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Individual Classic Italian Lasagna Recipe for Two

Individual Classic Italian Lasagna

This classic Italian lasagna recipe is made with creamy Ricotta, shredded Mozzarella, and a hearty meat marinara sauce. It has lots of flavor and it’s easier and faster to prepare by using no-boil oven ready lasagna noodles. 

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This lasagna is assembled in individual dishes for a fun lunch, dinner, or an impressive date night meal for two.

How to make Individual Classic Italian Lasagna:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).

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Carefully break each noodle in half and then in half again.

Dice the onion.

lasanga noodles and diced onions

Fry the onion and ground beef in a medium skillet for a few minutes until beef is browned, breaking up any clumped meat. Drain and return to the pan.

Add in the garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.

ground beef and onions cooking with seasonings

Stir in the marinara sauce and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.

marinara and meat sauce cooking in a pan

At the same time, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg, ricotta and parmesan.

egg combined with ricotta and parmesan

In the bottom of two individual oven safe bowls, place about 1/3 of the meat sauce across the bottoms, divided evenly. These 18.6 ounce oval oven safe baking dishes or these 20 ounce round oven safe bowls work great for this recipe.

marinara meat sauce in two bowls

Top the sauce with pieces of one half noodle in each dish.

lasanga noodle pieces on top of sauce

Spread the ricotta mixture over the noodles in each dish, divided evenly.

Then top with another 1/3 of the meat sauce mixture, divided evenly.

cheese mixture and more sauce added to dishes

Add pieces from another half noodle to each dish.

more noodle pieces added to lasagna

Pour on the remaining 1/3 of the sauce, divided evenly.

Layer the shredded mozzarella, or the mozzarella slices, over the sauce in each dish, divided evenly.

mozzarella on top of lasagna

Loosely tent the dishes with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes, allowing cheese to brown.

Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

Serve on cork trivets or pot holders to protect surfaces. Click for cork trivets.

Be careful, they will still be very hot!

Individual Classic Italian Lasagna Recipe for Two

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Individual Classic Italian Lasagna

Individual Classic Italian Lasagna

This classic Italian lasagna recipe is made with creamy Ricotta, shredded Mozzarella, and a hearty meat marinara sauce. It has lots of flavor and it’s easier and faster to prepare by using no-boil oven ready lasagna noodles.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 no-boil oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 1 small onion
  • 8 ounces lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and Black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese, or fresh sliced mozzarella
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish - optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  2. Carefully break each noodle in half and then in half again. Dice the onion.
  3. Fry the onion and ground beef in a medium skillet for a few minutes until beef is browned, breaking up any clumped meat. Drain and return to the pan.
  4. Add in the garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Stir in the marinara sauce and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  5. At the same time, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg, ricotta and parmesan.
  6. In the bottom of two individual oven safe bowls, place about 1/3 of the meat sauce across the bottoms, divided evenly. These 18.6 ounce oval oven safe baking dishes or these 20 ounce round oven safe bowls work great for this recipe.
  7. Top the sauce with pieces of one half noodle in each dish.
  8. Spread the ricotta mixture over the noodles in each dish, divided evenly.
  9. Then top with another 1/3 of the meat sauce mixture, divided evenly.
  10. Add pieces from another half noodle to each dish.
  11. Pour on the remaining 1/3 of the sauce, divided evenly.
  12. Layer the shredded mozzarella, or the mozzarella slices, over the sauce in each dish, divided evenly.
  13. Loosely tent the dishes with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  14. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes, allowing cheese to brown.
  15. Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
  16. Serve on cork trivets or pot holders to protect surfaces. Click for cork trivets.
  17. Be careful, they will still be very hot!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 686 Saturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 236mg Sodium: 1680mg Carbohydrates: 40g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 11g Protein: 57g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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