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my loaded lasagna

Recipe by
Lana Bade
Goshen, NJ

This is the very best lasagna I have EVER served or tasted. It is loaded with THREE cheeses Italian sausage and meatballs diced up within the layers of noodles! Amazing!

yield 8 -10
prep time 45 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For my loaded lasagna

  • One box
    lasagna noodles, no boil
  • 3 jar
    your favorite pasta sauce ( we love mushroom or roasted garlic)
  • One lb
    italian sausage cut into chunks
  • One lb
    meatballs ( homemade if possible)
  • 32 oz
    ricotta cheese, part-skim
  • 16 oz
    shredded mozzarella. cheese
  • 1/4 c
    grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp
    fresh black pepper
  • 3 lg
    eggs / beaten
  • 1 c
    good beef stock
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper ( optional)
  • 10 oz
    fresh sliced mushrooms ( optional)

How To Make my loaded lasagna

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • 2
    In a large lasagna pan ( I use foil store type) Pour enough sauce to cover bottom of pan
  • 3
    Lay lasagna noodles to cover bottom over the sauce
  • 4
    In a large mixing bowl beat eggs add ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese , pepper, parsley, garlic powder and pepper flakes if desired. Mix well to make the custard.
  • 5
    Cook sausage and meatballs I do this in my oven until Well done Slice the meat in thin slices or crumble
  • 6
    Pour custard over noodles
  • 7
    Place a second layer of noodles over cheese custard
  • 8
    Mix beef stock with pasta sauce I do It in the jar and just shake it well.
  • 9
    Put the meat on the second layer of pasta Pour sauce with the stock over the meat
  • 10
    Now place shredded Mozzarella cheese over the cooked meats, keep About a cup or more aside for topping
  • 11
    Place a final layer of the cooked pasta over this
  • 12
    Top with the rest of the sauce from jar Then place the remaining Mozzarella cheese over the top
  • 13
    Cover with the non stick type foil
  • 14
    Bake about 35 minutes covered
  • 15
    Remove foil And bake until cheese is light brown on top.
  • 16
    Take out and allow to cool about 20 minutes for better slicing
  • 17
    Serve with a good Italian bread and a salad.
  • 18
    Homemade sauce is always best. But so many great ones premade in stores!

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