Mama-Mia Lasagna

Mama-mia Lasagna

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Mary Lee


Everyone loves my lasagna and asks for the recipe.


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 servings
40 Min
45 Min


  • 1 lb
    ground beef ( of your choice)
  • 1/2 lb
    mild italian sausage (remove cassing if using links)
  • 3
    8oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 large
    can tomato paste (italian style)
  • 1
    15oz can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 c
    water (rinse sauce cans with water)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar (divided 2 and 1 teaspoon)
  • 1
    15oz container *ricotta cheese (see directions for cheese preparation)
  • 1
    8oz pkg shredded italian cheese
  • 1
    8oz pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ·
    lasagna noodles(approx) cooked and drained
  • 1 sheet(s)
    reynolds wrap non-stick pan lining paper to fit baking dish
  • ·
    note: i don't add any extra salt but i do add black pepper according to taste
  • ·
    optional: 1 med onion diced

How to Make Mama-Mia Lasagna


  1. In large oiled skillet , brown together optional onion, ground beef and italian sausage ... drain off excess grease ... add spices ... continue cooking for a minute or two... add 2 tbs sugar, tomatoes , sauce, paste and water .. cook on low/medium heat until sauce begins to bubble (stirring often) ... set aside
  2. *In medium mixing bowl add ricotta cheese, 1 lrg egg, 1 tbs sugar and 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes .. whisk until mixed well... set aside
  3. line baking dish with reynolds lining paper.
  4. spoon and spread evenly several tablespoons of sauce onto lined baking dish... place 4 lasagna noodles lengthwise over sauce .. spoon/spread evenly several more tablespoons of sauce over noodles ... sprinkle evenly pkg of italian cheese... add another layer of lasagna noodles (3 noodles) ... spoon/spread evenly several tablespoons sauce over noodles .. spoon/spread evenly all ricotta cheese ... add remaining 3 lasagna noodles ... spoon/ spread evenly several tablespoons sauce .. sprinkle 1/2 pkg of mozzarella cheese.
  5. place 1 sheet of tin foil over lasagna dish (if not using a dish with lid) ... bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes ... remove lid/foil add remaining mozzarella cheese and baked uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese has browned. Remove from oven .. let cool approx 5 minutes before cutting into.

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Course/Dish: Pasta

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