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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

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!