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four cheese lasagna

a recipe by
Lynn Socko
San Angelo, TX

My version of the beloved lasagna

serves 4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For four cheese lasagna

  • 3
    sweet italian sausage links (10 oz)
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 can
    14 oz diced tomatoes w/oregano, basil and garlic
  • 4 oz
    can tomato paste w/oregano, basil and garlic
  • 1/2 c
    sweet onion, finely diced
  • 5 clove
    garlic (about 1 tbsp), grated or minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 12 oz
    provolone cheese, slices
  • 1-2 c
    grated mozzarella cheese
  • 5 oz
    container parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 pkg
    store bought pasta or home made, see link below

How To Make four cheese lasagna

  • 1
    Remove casing and break up sausage into soup pot. Add diced onions and garlic and ground beef. Cook and break apart until lightly browned. Drain any excess grease off.
  • 2
    Place canned tomatoes and tomato paste and lemon juice in a food processor and puree. Add to beef.
  • 3
    Add basil, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt and pepper. Let simmer lid off for about 20-30 min. Taste and re season if needed.
  • 4
    To make homemade pasta see link. It's the same dough and method I use for making ravioli. If using store bought lasagna noodles, follow package directions.
  • 5
    Spread sides and bottom of a deep 8x8 baking dish with non stick spray. Spoon just enough meat sauce to barely cover bottom. Place layer of pasta over sauce, spread Ricotta out on pasta, add slice provolone, then mozzarella. Spoon on meat sauce to cover cheese. Place another layer of pasta, then ricotta, then mozzarella, then Parmesan, then meat sauce. Finish by placing another layer of pasta, mozzarella and Parmesan.
  • 6
    Place on baking sheet and bake in pre-heated 375° oven tented for 45 min. Remove foil and bake 15-20 min more till bubbly and cheese is browned. Make sure foil is not touching cheese.

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