Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 50 mins

My friends and I got this recipe from an Italian cookbook that someone checked out at the library in Minnesota. So I do not know the name or the author of the book. It is a wonderful recipe, my family and friends just love it! I serve this with a tossed green salad and french bread and a nice merlot wine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté garlic, sugar, salt (I never use this much).
  2. Add Italian sausage, ground beef, cook until meat is brown and done.
  3. Add basil, fennel seeds, pepper, pear tomatoes, tomato paste.
  4. Cook until thick.
  5. Boil the 12 noodles and drain.
  6. Mix together ricotta cheese, egg, 2 tablespoons of parsley (if this mixture is too thick add a little milk).
  7. Layer sauce, 1/2 noodles, 1/2 of ricotta mixture, 1/2 mozzarella, sauce, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, noodles, ricotta mixture, mozzarella, sauce, and rest of parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes covered with foil, 25 minutes uncovered.
  9. Let set for about 10-15 minutes before cutting.
Most Helpful

Ahhhh. A wonderful Lasagne recipe. This really hit the spot. I made this exactly as stated using freshly grated Parmesan cheese. I also used the full 1 tablespoon of salt (it was not too salty for my taste). Serve this with a nice glass of Merlot and you have heaven on earth. :-)

Merlot August 27, 2002

This is a wonderful recipe! I tried it this evening,and my family thoroughly enjoyed it! I served this with Homemade Garlic Bread and it was an excellent meal!

Marvalous March 12, 2011

WOW! I've used numerous recipes for lasagna over the years and I've found the best one yet! I got kudos from the whole family and was told (and I agreed) it was better than any restaurant lasagna. Followed the recipe to the T but only ingredient I didn't use was the fennel only because I didn't have any on hand. It was a very simple recipe but VERY tasty!!

Rachel M. January 22, 2011