Lasagna with Italian Sausage

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of Italian sausage (1lb hot and 1lb sweet)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28oz) can of Italian tomatoes
  • 1 (8oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (6oz) can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 (15oz) containers of Ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 8 (oz) of lasagna noodles
This is Italian comfort food at it’s best.
  • In a sauce pan using medium heat add the olive oil and cook the sausage and garlic, breaking the sausage apart with a wooden spoon. About 6 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, sauce, paste, salt sugar, oregano,basil and pepper.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes and then set aside to cool.
  • While the sauce cools, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the noodles according to package directions. (aldente)
  • Drain well and toss with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  • Keep warm and cover until they are ready to use.
  • Combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan and eggs.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup of the cooled tomato sauce into a 9×13 pan.
  • Add a layer of noodles, half of the ricotta mixture, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat  and top with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly, then cut into squares.

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