Monday, May 11, 2009

Lasagna Deliziosa

Do you love lasagna? Do you despise the time it takes or cringe at the thought of all that cheese on your waistline? Do I have a recipe for you!
I made this great lasagna, homemade garlic bread in my "new" bread machine and a tasty tossed salad to take over to my Mom's house for Mother's Day last night. The lasagna is so good and, if you can believe it, lower in fat too. My finicky little eaters even asked for seconds the first time I made this, so you know it is worthwhile.
Link up over at Crackers and Chaos today for A Recipe a Week, you might just find a new favorite to try while you are there.

Lasagna Deliziosa

9 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 package (20 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons Domino® or C&H® Granulated Pure Cane Sugar
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 carton (15 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, basil, fennel and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta cheese, parsley and salt. Drain noodles and rinse in cold water. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with three noodles, 2 cups meat sauce, 2/3 cup ricotta cheese mixture, 2/3 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Repeat layers twice.

Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°.

Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.


  1. Looks great Shelby! We love lasagna, it's a great comfort meal and easy to freeze. I haven't made it in awhile, I've been making a cheater meat ravioli version, but yours sounds good so I printed it off to try. I like that it uses turkey sausage.

  2. Looks delizioso...however you say that one:)

  3. It sounds great! Lasagna is my husband's favorite food. I always use the recipe on the noodles box but I guess it doesn't compare to his moms. Maybe if I used this, I would have a little more chance of it being as good as hers!! haha Thanks!

  4. This looks perfect for my oldest ones birthday dinners. He alway loves lasagne. Also thanks for posting the link to a recipe a week. Much needed in the Sanders house.

  5. Lasagna is a staple, right? ;)

    Thanks for the recipe! I always find it fun to try out different kinds of lasagnas. There are a lot out there!!

    Thanks for coming on by my blog earlier today and leaving your comment. It was a hard thing to delete all of those posts, but I just had to do it! I hope to be around a little bit more this week, but I'm lacking in things to say on my blog. Go figure. If it's not one thing, it's the other!

    Hope you had a blessed Mother's Day and good luck with your ribbon project! I wish I could help you with the whole bow making process, but I leave that up to my sister!