mama-mia lasagna

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By Mary Lee
from N/W, IN

Everyone loves my lasagna and asks for the recipe.

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serves 8 servings
prep time 40 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For mama-mia lasagna

  • 1 lb
    ground beef ( of your choice)
  • 1/2 lb
    mild italian sausage (remove cassing if using links)
  • 3
    8oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 lg
    can tomato paste (italian style)
  • 1
    15oz can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 c
    water (rinse sauce cans with water)
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil
  • 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
  • 0
    lasagna noodles(approx) cooked and drained
  • 1 sheet
    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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