Barefoot Contessa Lasagna Recipe

The best lasagna recipe from Barefoot Contessa is packed with so many delicious layers. It’s flavorful, rich and healthy. I have been making this lasagna for so many years now, and this is the best recipe in my opinion.  It is perfect for family dinner night, and they will love it.

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds eggplant, sliced lengthwise ¼ inch thick
  • ¾ pound zucchini, sliced lengthwise ¼ inch thick
  • ⅔ cup good olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 10 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces fresh whole-milk ricotta
  • 8 ounces garlic and herb goat cheese
  • 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4½ cups good bottled marinara sauce
  • 1 pound lightly salted fresh mozzarella

How to make lasagna

Preheat oven to 375F. In a single layer, arrange eggplant and zucchini on three sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Generously brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle with oregano, salt, and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle garlic over the vegetables and bake for 5 minutes.

When the vegetables are cooked, remove them from the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 350F.

Bring hot water in a large bowl with a temperature of 140F. Place noodles in hot water one at a time and soak for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Mix ricotta, goat cheese, ½ cup of Parmesan, eggs, basil, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment.

In a 9x13x2 inch baking dish, spread 1 cup of marinara sauce. Arrange a third of vegetables, and then a layer of noodles, a third of mozzarella, and a third of ricotta mixture. Repeat this process twice.

Arrange the baking dish on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 1 hour until lasagna is browned.

Allow to rest for few minutes and serve hot.

Barefoot Contessa Lasagna Recipe
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Barefoot Contessa Lasagna Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: dinner
Servings: 8 people
Author: Rehan

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds eggplant, sliced lengthwise ¼ inch thick
  • ¾ pound zucchini, sliced lengthwise ¼ inch thick
  • ⅔ cup good olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 10 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces fresh whole-milk ricotta
  • 8 ounces garlic and herb goat cheese
  • 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4½ cups good bottled marinara sauce
  • 1 pound lightly salted fresh mozzarella

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F. In a single layer, arrange eggplant and zucchini on three sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Generously brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle with oregano, salt, and pepper. Bake for 25minutes. Sprinkle garlic over the vegetables and bake for 5 minutes.
  • When the vegetables are cooked, remove them from the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 350F.
  • Bring hot water in a large bowl with a temperature of 140F.Place noodles in hot water one at a time and soak for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Mix ricotta, goat cheese, ½ cup of Parmesan, eggs, basil, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment.
  • In a 9x13x2 inch baking dish, spread 1 cup of marinara sauce. Arrange a third of vegetables, and then a layer of noodles, a third of mozzarella, and a third of ricotta mixture. Repeat this process twice.
  • Arrange the baking dish on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 1 hour until lasagna is browned.
  • Allow to rest for few minutes and serve hot.

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