This recipe is adapted from several of the better lasagna dishes previously submitted. To test it, I invited a couple who previously owned an Italian restaurant. They were very impressed. This lasagna dish will become a regular in our household. In this dish I used a spicy moose sausage; you can use pork, deer, moose, lamb, or any other spicy sausage. To be enjoyed with a mixed salad, Italian bread, and a delightful red wine.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.

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  • Cook and stir sausage, beef, onion, and garlic in a large, deep skillet over medium heat until browned. Stir tomato basil sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, 3/4 cup parsley, Italian seasoning, sugar, sea salt, and pepper into sausage mixture. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors blend, about 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Stir ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, eggs, and remaining 1/4 cup parsley together in a large bowl until smooth.

  • Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Cover sauce with a layer of lasagna noodles and spread the ricotta mixture over the noodles. Spread a layer of tomato sauce over the ricotta and a layer of noodles over the tomato sauce. Repeat the layering procedure 1 more time. Spread remaining sauce over the final layer of noodles and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake lasagna in the preheated oven until hot throughout and bubbling, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake until cheese is golden, about 10 minutes more. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 45.4g 15% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 97.3mg 32% DV; sodium 1230.9mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
Outstanding! So easy to build and everyone loved it at Easter as an extra dish on the menu! Whenever I make recipes from this sight I ALWAYS make them as offered then I can honestly review the recipe. No changes made from this end! This was deee-lish! Thank you! meggy Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2016
This was pretty good Read More
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
Outstanding! So easy to build and everyone loved it at Easter as an extra dish on the menu! Whenever I make recipes from this sight I ALWAYS make them as offered then I can honestly review the recipe. No changes made from this end! This was deee-lish! Thank you! meggy Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2014
I prepared Gordo's recipe today with a few small changes. Everyone loved my homemade lasagna and of course I gave Gordo the credit for his recipe. I added mozzarella cheese after the layer of sauce; but not on the bottom of the casserole dish. The sauce is nice and thick and doesn't liquify which I don't like. I didn't use the canned tomatoes or tomato sauce. I used a bottle of Ragu with roasted garlic. It's a good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
this is so great tasting. all the guest loved the flavor. I myself love sharp tasting cheese and this worked so nice in complementing the flavor of the sauce and ricotta cheese blend. thanks for sharing (Grandma's recipe is replaced with this one)... (sorry grandma).. But such high reviews from all of our guest and even phone calls for the recipe it was nice to tell them they could get it here!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2013
We loved this recipe! So good. I didn't have a 15oz can of tomato sauce so I used a can of tomato paste and filled the diced tomato can with water. It was a delicious dinner and our guests loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2015
Thank you for posting your recipe. I searched for one I felt most like our favorite restaurant serves. All our family agreed the flavor was tops. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2014
I made this right by the recipe except for a bit less Italian seasoning (I don't care for it to be too strong). This was wonderful! My husband said it was the best he's ever had! I used Publix brand tomato basil pasta sauce and didn't make any part of it lower fat. I like to make recipes as they are the first time then alter if I want to next time. I think with this I'll just use portion control as I really don't want to change anything! BTW...I may have made my layers a bit thick as I had many noodles left over and some meat too. I am going to use them and get a bit more of the cheese layer ingredients and make another to freeze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2016
I made this with a few changes. I didn't have Italian seasonings so I put in thyme oregano and sweet basil in its place. I also used one pound of ground beef and about half a pound of Italian sausage. I also used two cups of cottage cheese (since we are on a budget). I used about 4 strips of lasagna for each layer (1 horizontal) and the other three vertical. I also didn't use basil tomato sauce but used regular tomato sauce but only 24 ounces verse 32. I also used Italian tomatoes. But everyone LOVED it and even our roommate who is a chef! He said it's better than most lasagnas he's ever had!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2014
hey Gordo this recipe is absolutely delishes luv luv luv it thanks so much for sharing it is my goto lasagna:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2016
My Italian family says that this is the best lasagna they've ever had. Quite a testimonial. Unfortunately I am now the designated lasagna maker for every family occasion. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2016
This was pretty good Read More
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