Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Lasagna 2.0

I came across this recipe for lasagna and despite having a pretty tasty one already on hand I decided to give it a try and OH MY WORD is it yummy?!?!?! I didn't even have a chance to take a great picture

Here's what you'll need...

For the Sauce
1 pound Italian sausage mild or spicy, casings removed
¾ pound ground beef extra lean
1 small onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
28 ounce crushed tomatoes 1 can
6 ounce tomato paste 1 can
8 ounce tomato sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
4 leaves basil chopped
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
¼ cup fresh parsley chopped

Cheese Mixture
16 ounce ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

12 oven ready lasagna noodles
1 pound mozzarella cheese fresh, grated
1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated

What You'll Do...

  • Make the sauce: Brown the sausage, beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until the meats are fully cooked. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer, covered, for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Prepare the cheese mixture: In a medium size bowl, mix the ricotta, egg, and parsley together.
  • Assemble the lasagna: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spread about 1½ cups of the meat sauce in the bottom of your lasagna dish. Arrange 4 noodles over the sauce, then spread ½ the ricotta mixture over the noodles. Layer ⅓ of the mozzarella, another 1½ cups meat mixture, ¼ cup Parmesan, then repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients finishing with mozzarella and parmesan.
  • Bake the lasagna: Cover the lasagna with foil. Spray the side of the foil facing the lasagna with cooking spray to avoid sticking. Bake for 25 minutes, remove the foil, then bake for another 25 minutes. Let the lasagna rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

This turned out SO WELL and my family all loved it.  It's been placed on our rotation and I can't wait to make it as again and again as cooler weather approaches. 

HAPPY Wednesday, friends!!!


  1. This looks good! Would you mind to maybe do a post/comment with your meal rotation currently? I'm in a rut and would love to see somebody's weekly/biweekly/monthly rotation!

  2. Your original lasagna recipe has been my go-to for years, so if you say this is somehow even better... I'm definitely trying it! Thank you, Andrea!


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