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ellen's killer lasagna

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This recipe came from my old, trusty Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook that I started my marriage with. The lasagna has proved to be a real winner down through the past 39 years.

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ellen's killer lasagna

  • 1 lb
    italian sausage, no casings
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 can
    (1 lb.) tomatoes
  • 2 can
    (6 oz.ea.) tomato paste
  • 10 oz
    lasagna noodles
  • 2
  • 3 c
    fresh ricotta or cream-style cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan or romano cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 lb
    mozzarella cheese, sliced very thin

How To Make ellen's killer lasagna

  • 1
    In a large skillet, brown the meat slowly; spoon off excess fat. Add next 5 ingredients. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    While meat is browning, cook noodles according to package instructions in large amount boiling salted water till tender; drain and rinse. Beat eggs.
  • 3
    Add remaining ingredients to eggs,except mozzarella and noodles.
  • 4
    Layer half the noodles in a 13x9x2 in. baking dish; spread with half the Ricotta filling; add half the mozzarella cheese and half the meat sauce. Repeat layers.
  • 5
    Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 30 minutes (or assemble early and refrigerate; bake 45 minutes). Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 6
    Serve with a green salad and pass the garlic bread!

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