It's generally recognized, especially in Italian cooking, that the grandmother (nonna) is the master chef of the family. Years of cooking experience always gives the nonna a magic touch when making certain dishes of expertise. This traditional grandma's lasagna features layers of tender pasta, ground beef, creamy mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, and a hearty tomato sauce that is made from scratch - no pre-made cans or bottles here!
The recipe below creates a classic traditional Italian-American lasagna. It is a perfect dish to bring to any potluck or outdoor picnic, or even just to serve your family any night of the week. While we're putting an extra amount of time into this recipe, you can feel free to use a pre-made pasta sauce if you're trying to make this in a pinch. Don't forget the most important and special ingredient in nonna's cooking: love!