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Buca di Beppo's heart-shaped lasagna

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Heart Shaped Lasagna
Buca di Beppo
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Ingredients

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 whole beaten egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian cheese blend
  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups meat sauce
  • 9-inch heart-shaped cake pan
  • Chef notes

    After all, lasagna equals love!

    Preparation

    1.

    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!