Joy Behar’s Lasagna Recipe: a Delicious Must Try

Joy Behar’s Lasagna Recipe

Are you desperately looking for a fantastic lasagna recipe to impress your family? Well, we are! That’s why when we went searching on the internet, we stumbled upon Joy Behar’s Lasagna Recipe.

Yes, this is the same lasagna recipe she only makes for her co-host, Whoopi Goldberg’s birthday. It has been a well-talked recipe for quite some time in the show, “The View,” by ABC. Now, Joy Behar took it upon herself to make the lasagna on camera for all of us to enjoy.

So, today, we are going to walk you through the famous lasagna recipe by Joy Behar. You won’t be disappointed!

lasagna close up view

Joy Behar’s Lasagna Recipe

The most important part of a recipe is its ingredients. You have to know the perfect amounts to make it delicious according to your taste. So, let’s jump into it!


Main Ingredients

  • ½ box Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 ½ lb Sweet Italian Sausages (Without Casings)
  • 1 lb Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese

Ingredients for the Amazing Sauce

  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 2 cloves Chopped Garlic
  • ¼ cup Chopped Flat – Leaf Parsley
  • ¼ cup Fresh Oregano
  • ½ cup Chopped up Fresh Basil
  • 1 (6 oz can) Tomato Paste
  • 1 (28 oz can) Italian Tomatoes (Crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • ¾ tsp Black Pepper

Cheese Mix Ingredients

  • 1 lb Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Extra Large Egg (Beaten)

For Garnish

  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 

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Joy Behar’s Lasagna Recipe the View: Directions

Ingredients? Check! Quantity? Check! Now, all that is left is the preparation, which is the vital part of the whole recipe. Joy Behar’s makes this lasagna without much effort, but still, it tastes mouthwatering. But remember, the most important ingredient for any dish is love!

lasagna presented on a plate

1. Preparation of the oven and lasagna noodles

Preheat your oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you center the oven rack.

You need to soften your lasagna noodles now. Just soak them in a large pot with hot tap water, and they will soften while you are busy making the sauce.

2. Preparing the meat sauce

You will need a large saucepan for it. Now drizzle two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in the saucepan and add the chopped onion. Fry the onions on medium-low heat until they become translucent, and then add the garlic. You will need to stir the garlic for a minute or two to mix up the flavor, but don’t burn it.

Now comes the sweet Italian sausage. Drizzle some olive oil in a skillet and cook the sausages on medium-low heat until they turn brown or become fully cooked.

Break the sausage up using a wooden spoon. Then, add all the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, marinara sauce, oregano, sea salt, black pepper, basil, and sausages. Let the meat sauce mixture simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes.

3. Preparing the cheese

The cheese filling will make your lasagna stand out because it has two different kinds of cheese that complement each other really well. Take a large bowl and add your ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, parsley, freshly ground black pepper, sea salt, and a large beaten egg. Mix them all together, so the mixture is almost homogenous. Set it aside.

4. Lasagna assembling

You will need a 9”x 12”x 2” baking pan or a casserole dish. Now, use a ladle to scoop out your meat sauce and pour it into the dish. Make sure you cover the bottom of the baking pan or dish properly.

Add half of the lasagna noodles covering the sauce layer, then add half of the shredded mozzarella cheese, half of the cheese fillings, and of the meat sauce.

Now, add the remaining lasagna noodles in a single layer with mozzarella, cheese fillings, and the remaining sauce.

Garnish the top with grated parmesan cheese, and now to the baking part!

5. Baking the lasagna

Your oven is now preheated, so place the baking pan or casserole dish on the middle oven wire rack. Do not cover it with anything. Let the lasagna bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the sauce starts bubbling.

Tip : After you take out your delicious lasagna, cover it with aluminum foil and let it rest for 30 to 40 minutes. It will slowly cool it down and give the lasagna more flavor. Then, enjoy it with your family.

Why You Must Try Joy Behar’s Lasagna

“The View” show mentioned Joy Behar’s lasagna so much that people went crazy to have it. The fans were googling to find the recipe or even a close recipe. But Joy Behar decided to make it herself in the kitchen to fulfill her fans’ wishes to get the recipe.

Joy Behar's Lasagna from The View
The View: Joy Behar’s Lasagna

You must try her recipe because it is actually effortless, and the directions are straightforward. We have tried it, and it didn’t take much time or effort to make it. Moreover, the ingredients she uses are common, and you can find them in any grocery store.

The mixture of the ingredients and the amounts perfectly make the lasagna flavorful, and the best part, we think, is the meat sauce. It is so simple to make, but it tastes absolutely delicious. Well, one thing to remember is you might want to break the sausages beforehand; otherwise, you will find a whole sausage underneath all that simmering sauce.

When we first made lasagna using the famous lasagna recipe, we were a little skeptical because we didn’t know if it would fit our taste buds. But, once we baked it, the whole house smelled heavenly, and our family members came running. I tried to cool it a bit before serving but was unsuccessful, as everyone wanted a slice right then. 

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The Bottom Line

Joy Behar’s lasagna recipe is a hit in every household, and you should try it out even at least once. You will easily find the ingredients in grocery stores, and it doesn’t even cost that much. You can also find some alternatives if you want to tweak the recipe a bit.

Try the recipe and let us know what you think about it. Let us know if you made any changes to improve the recipe. We would love to know! Enjoy your day ahead!

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