Italian Sausage Lasagna

Serves 12

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground Italian sausage
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
15 oz. ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
10 lasagna noodles
Salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. In a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat, brown sausage for 8 to 10 minutes. Pour off drippings from skillet. Season beef with salt then add and stir in spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and ground red pepper.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, egg, and Parmesan cheese.

4. Spread 2 cups of the spaghetti sauce into a large baking dish. Place 5 lasagna noodles, lengthwise, in a single layer on top of the sauce. Press down gently to spread sauce.

5. Spread ricotta cheese mixture over noodles. Sprinkle on 1 cup mozzarella cheese then top with 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce.

6. Place remaining noodles in a single layer on top of sauce; gently press into sauce. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce.

7. Bake until noodles for 45 minutes.

8. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top, tent lightly with aluminum foil and let stand for 15 minutes. Cut into 12 squares then serve.

Italian Sausage Lasagna

1 lb. ground Italian sausage
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
15 oz. ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
10 lasagna noodles
Salt

Preheat oven to 375° F.

In a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat, brown sausage for 8 to 10 minutes. Pour off drippings from skillet. Season beef with salt then add and stir in spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and ground red pepper.

In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, egg, and Parmesan cheese.

Spread 2 cups of the spaghetti sauce into a large baking dish. Place 5 lasagna noodles, lengthwise, in a single layer on top of the sauce. Press down gently to spread sauce.

Spread ricotta cheese mixture over noodles. Sprinkle on 1 cup mozzarella cheese then top with 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce.

Place remaining noodles in a single layer on top of sauce; gently press into sauce. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce.

Bake until noodles for 45 minutes.

Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top, tent lightly with aluminum foil and let stand for 15 minutes. Cut into 12 squares then serve.

Season: Winter
RecipeIntro: Spice up the weekly dinner menu.
Cuisine: Italian
Week: 202135
Grouping: Easy Family Meals
FeatureIntro: Restauarant quality homemade lasagna.