After all, lasagna equals love!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.2.
Combine ricotta cheese, beaten egg, minced garlic and chopped parsley in a bowl to make the ricotta filling.3.
Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions and drain.4.
Spread 1/4-cup marinara sauce in bottom of a 9-inch heart-shaped cake pan. Cover marinara sauce with 1 layer of lasagna noodles (trimmed to fit pan).5.
Evenly spread 3/4 cup of the ricotta filling on the pasta sheet.6.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup Italian cheese blend over the ricotta filling.7.
Cover the cheese with a layer of lasagna noodles and even out the filling under the noodles gently with your hands.8.
Ladle 1 cup of meat sauce over the pasta sheet and spread it evenly over the pasta.9.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese evenly over the sauce.10.
Cover with a layer of lasagna noodles.11.
Evenly spread 3/4 cup of the ricotta filling over the noodles.12.
Top ricotta filling with 1/4 cup Italian cheese blend.13.
Cover the cheese with another layer of noodles and even out the filling under noodles gently with your hands.14.
Ladle 1 cup of meat sauce over the noodles.15.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese evenly over the sauce.16.
Wrap top of pan with two layers of aluminum foil.17.
Bake for 1 hour, 25 minutes.18.
Remove from oven, uncover and evenly pour 1/2 cup marinara sauce over top. Sprinkle 1 cup Italian cheese blend over top.19.
Return to oven for an additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.20.
Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes before serving.21.
Garnish with chopped parsley, serve and enjoy!