Loaded Four Cheese and Three meat Lasagna

Jennifer H

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@chocolate_cutie

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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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

18
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
water
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

1
On medium heat, cook beef, sausage, garlic and onion in heavy skillet, until well browned.
2
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.
3
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.
4
In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, sour cream, cream cheese with eggs, and remaining parsley. mix well.
5
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
6
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.
7
Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
8
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