October 19, 2009



Makes: 8 servings

Created by The MDM Team, Friday, December 14, 2007
It goes without saying that one bite of this lasagna, and you'll be singing, "that's amore." Chock full of beef, sausage and cheese, you'll be feeling saucy after this Italian favorite.

1 lb. sweet Italian sausage links or hot Italian sausages
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 tbsp. garlic
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. sweet basil
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
2 tbsp. parsley
1 (20 oz.) can red pear tomatoes
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
1 (16 oz.) container ricotta cheese
3/4 lb. mozzarella cheese, sliced
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
12 lasagna noodles
1 egg

Sauté garlic, sugar, and salt. Add Italian sausage and ground beef and brown. Add basil, fennel, pepper, tomatoes, paste, and simmer sauce for at least 20- 30 minutes, until sauce thickens. Boil noodles and drain. Mix together in a bowl: ricotta cheese, egg, and parsley, if thick ad a little milk. Set aside. Layers: Sauce to cover bottom of pan, 1/2 of the noodles, 1/2 ricotta, sauce, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, noodles, ricotta, mozzarella, sauce and Parmesan. Bake covered for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
Additional Tips
Ready in 2 hours 1 hour prep

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