Loaded Four Cheese and Three meat Lasagna

Jennifer H


I have always believed that a true cook will cook anything, regardless if it is something that she/he eats or not.

I am not a fan of Italian foods, but I cook it and people seem to really enjoy it.

For a person who isn't into Italian foods, I must say that I really love my Lasagna recipe.

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lasagna noodles
1 1/2 lb
italian pork sausage, sweet
1 1/2 lb
ground beef
2 1/2 pkg
4oz sliced pepperoni or 1 pound sliced fresh from deli
1/2 c
onions, chopped small
3 clove
garlic, minced
6-8 oz
tomatoe sauce
1 1/2 can(s)
28oz crushed tomatoes
2 1/2 can(s)
6oz tomato past
1 c
1 Tbsp
garlic salt
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
4 Tbsp
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
fennel seed
1 tsp
black pepper
1 1/2 tsp
beef bouillon
4 Tbsp
white sugar
1 1/2 tsp
onion powder
1 1/2 tsp
basil leaves, dried
4 tsp
italian seasoning
4 Tbsp
psrsley, fresh chopped
1/2 c
sour cream
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 large
eggs, beaten
24 oz
ricotta cheese
4 1/2 c
mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 c
parmesan cheese, shredded
2 c
spinach, chopped (optional)
2 small
cans of black olives, sliced (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

On medium heat, cook beef, sausage, garlic and onion in heavy skillet, until well browned.
Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugars, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning,garlic salt, garlic powder, beef boullion, black pepper, basil, and 2 tbsp parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Last 15 mins add olives. Last 5 mins add spinach.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water.
In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, sour cream, cream cheese with eggs, and remaining parsley. mix well.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
To assemble, spread 1 cup of meat sauce in the bottom of a greased (9X13) baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Layer some ricotta cheese mixture, pepperoni, meat sauce, and mozzarella cheese (about 1 1/2 cup per layer). Repeat layers with all ingredients. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and remaining Mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian