Three Cheese Homemade Lasagna

Three cheeses and slow-cooked sauce make this lasagna to die for.

Three Cheese Homemade Lasagna

Three Cheese Homemade Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Sweet Italian Sausage Links
  • 3/4 Pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
  • 1/2 Cup Minced Onion
  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
  • 13 oz Canned Tomato Sauce
  • 12 Oz Canned Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbs Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 4 Tbs Parsley, Divided
  • 16 Oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • Lasagna Noodles
  • 3/4 Pound Mozzarella Cheese (Slices if Available)
  • 3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt

Directions:

  • Remove the sausage from its casing.
  • Combine the sausage, beef, onion and garlic in a Dutch oven, and cook until brown.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water.
  • Stir in sugar, pepper, basil, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 2 tbs parsley.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 tbs parsley.
  • Lightly coat a 9X13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread 1 1/2 cups of sauce in bottom of dish.
  • Arrange 6 noodles over sauce.
  • Spread 1/2 of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.
  • Cover the ricotta with a single layer of mozzarella cheese slices. (1/4 pound If using shredded cheese.)
  • Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce, and then sprinkle with ΒΌ cup parmesan cheese.
  • Repeat layers finishing with remaining sauce, then parmesan and then mozzarella.
  • Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake 30 minutes @ 375. Remove foil and bake 25 minutes, or until the top layer of mozzarella starts to brown.
  • Cool 15 minutes before serving.

Cooking Tip: When baking something with cheese on top, and covering it with aluminum foil, spray the foil with cooking spray before placing on the baking dish (I also show you how in this video tip). It will keep the cheese from sticking to the foil, so you end up with a perfect top.

  • Prep time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook time: 3.5 hours including sauce