Dianne's Lasagne

Author: Canadian Living

I have been making this lasagne receipe for over 30 years, and have been told by everyone who has eaten it. "Thats the best lasagne I've ever eaten". Use the best cheeses you can afford. This receipe can be baked in 2 smaller dishes - freeze one for later.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Dianne Semmens


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can diced Italian tomatoes
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 lb fresh lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/4 lb Parmesan cheese grated


Heat both oils in heavy saucepan. Add beef and pork; saute till brown. Add onions and garlic, saute for 3 mins. or more. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce,sugar,salt,oregano,basil,1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and pepper. Mix well and bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer slowly for 2 hrs.,stirring occasionally. Fill a large pot with water and a tbsp. of salt -when it comes to a boil add lasagne noodles 2 at a time - boil each addition until cooked - rinse under hot water. In the bottom of a greased lasagne baking dish put a thin layer of sauce, then noodles, then a layer of cheeses. Repeat these layers twice, ending with a layer of sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes - let stand for 15 minutess before serving.
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Dianne's Lasagne