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Tea-Time Lasagne

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 2h
  • Serves: 6-8 people
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Sweet or hot Italian sausage, skinned and chopped
  • 3/4 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 c Onion, minced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. Parsley, chopped
  • 34 oz Can of Italian-style plum tomatoes, mashed
  • 16 oz Seasoned Tomato Sauce
  • 12 oz Tomato Paste (two 6 oz cans)
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Basil
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Fennel Seed
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 12 Lasagne Noodles
  • 16 oz Ricotta or Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 Egg
  • 2 tbsp. Parsley Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Assembly

  • Lasagne Noodles
  • Meat Sauce
  • Ricotta Mixture
  • 3/4 lb Mozzarella Cheese slices, divided
  • 3/4 c Grated Parmesan , divided

Instructions

  1. Sauté sausage, beef, onion, and garlic until well browned. Add next 11 ingredients and simmer covered for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cook noodles according to directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Combine ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese) with egg, parsley, and half teaspoon salt.
  4. To assemble, spoon 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce onto the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with half the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of the mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce over mozzarella and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.
  5. Add in layers the remaining noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, half the remaining mozzarella and remaining meat sauce.
  6. Top with remaining mozzarella slices and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees F. Remove foil and bake 25 additional minutes. Remove from oven. Cool 15 minutes before serving.