easy lasagna

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By Club Recipes
from The Villages, FL

Prepared by Marcia Paholski

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Ingredients For easy lasagna

  • 2 - 4 c
    pasta sauce - quality bottled or marinara sauce that is listed below
  • 25 oz
    package of frozen cheese ravoli
  • 1/2 - 3/4 lb
    cooked italian sausage
  • 2 c
    mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan-romano cheese
  • MARINARA SAUCE
  • 28 oz
    can of crushed tomato in puree
  • 6 oz
    can of tomato paste
  • 8 oz
    can of tomato sauce
  • 3 clove
    crushed garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped basil from a jar (you can sub dried or fresh basil to taste)
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 sm
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 sm
    chopped green pepper
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
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How To Make easy lasagna

  • 1
    Our cook will make the homemade meatballs and italian sausage in the sauce or just add chopped meat sauce to make it a meat sauce.
  • 2
    In a large heavy pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and peppers and Italian sausage. Cook 3-5 minutes. Add oregano and crushed garlic and cook about 2 more minutes. Add all canned tomatoes. Add 1/2 can water from each can. Be sure to stir well to get all the tomato out of the cans. Stir gently with wooden spoon. Add salt, pepper and basil. Reduce to simmer and cook for about 4 to 5 hours. Feel free to add more basil and garlic to taste. I like to prepare the sauce the day before I make the lasagna. Be sure to heat the sauce before assembling lasagna.
  • 3
    Cook ravoli and drain according to directions. Be sure not to over cook as you will be baking them.
  • 4
    In a 2 1/2 to 3 quart baking dish put 1/2 cup of marinara sauce. Carefully place cooked ravoli over sauce. Put about another 1/2 cup of sauce on top. Cut sausage injto small pieces and place over sauce. Sprinkle about 2/3 cup of mozzarella cheese. Put another layer of ravoli on top and pour cup of sauce over and add rest of cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan-Romano. Bake about 20 minutes to 1/2 our at 350 degrees.

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