Saturday, September 27, 2008

Italian Sausage Lasagna

This is the best lasagna I've ever had. It takes a bit of work so I don't usually bother halfiing the recipe, it's not worth all the work unless you have enough for lots of leftovers. Seriously, so good!

½ of a 1 lb box lasagna noodles
1 lb mild Italian ground sausage
½ lb ground beef
1 C chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp dried basil leaves
¼ tsp black pepper
15 oz ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 T dried parsley flakes
½ tsp salt
4 C (1 lb) mozzarella cheese
¾ C parmesan cheese

Prepare noodles according to package.

In large skillet, combine sausage, beef onion & garlic. Cook & drain. Stir in next 6 ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce heat & simmer 20 minutes (or so, just until the rest is ready to layer).

In medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese, egg, parsley & ½ tsp salt.

Spoon 1 ½ C meat sauce into 9x13 pan. Layer ½ noodles, ½ meat sauce, ½ ricotta mix, ½ mozzarella & ½ parmesan. Repeat layers. Cover. Bake @ 375 for 25 minutes. Uncover & bake 20 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting (or not, either way).

1 comment:

Joseph & Marci McAllister said...

Joanie, I made this last night and it was awesome. Joe was very impressed :). It does make a lot - I might not have to cook for the rest of the week :).