How to make it

  • In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Drain completely.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley.
  • Simmer, covered, for about 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and remaining parsley.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • To assemble, spread enough of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish to lightly coat. Arrange noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one third of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1/3 of the meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 30-45 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Note: I have a huge lasagna pan that hold four lasagna noodles, side by side, and this made enough to make it four layers high. So, I used 4 noodles, 1/4 of the sauce, 1/4 of the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, and 1/3 of the ricotta mixture for each of the first three layers. I then put the last layer of noodles on, spread it with the rest of the sauce and topped it with the rest of the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses

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    " It was excellent "
    chacha ate it and said...
    Mmmmm, I love lasagna - even though I'm not supposed to eat it, I still love it. I like the way you have made it healthier! Another great 5 fork recipe. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
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  • chihuahua 12 years ago
    Sounds wonderful and appetizing.
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