Lasagna with Sausage and Meatballs

Be creative with lasagna. Almost anything can be stuffed between the flat noodles. Layers of seafood, different vegetables, or meats can be used.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lasagna noodles
  • 8 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 lb. cooked meatballs
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, cooked
  • ¾ cup ricotta
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of water to a slow boil, add pasta and partially cook for approximately 4 minutes, and then shock in ice water.
  • Spoon a thin layer of the tomato sauce into the bottom of a large baking pan. Layer pasta sheets over with sauce, then top with a layer of the meatballs, sausage, cheeses, basil, oregano, and pepper. Ladle sauce over the top. Repeat layering until the pan is almost full, finishing with a top layer of pasta, sauce, and cheese.
  • Cover, and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover, and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbling.
  • Remove from oven, and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lasagna noodles
  • 8 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 lb. cooked meatballs
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, cooked
  • ¾ cup ricotta
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of water to a slow boil, add pasta and partially cook for approximately 4 minutes, and then shock in ice water.
  • Spoon a thin layer of the tomato sauce into the bottom of a large baking pan. Layer pasta sheets over with sauce, then top with a layer of the meatballs, sausage, cheeses, basil, oregano, and pepper. Ladle sauce over the top. Repeat layering until the pan is almost full, finishing with a top layer of pasta, sauce, and cheese.
  • Cover, and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover, and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbling.
  • Remove from oven, and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories600
Total Fat32g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium1690mg
Total Carbohydrate55g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars15g
Protein25g