Triple Cheesy -Saucy-Sausage Lasagna

Recipe by JamesDeansGirl
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375*F.
  • Cook the noodles according to the package instructions; drain.
  • In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the onion and sausage until the sausage is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain the fat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium; stir in the tomato paste, 1/2 tsp.
  • salt, 1/2 tsp.
  • garlic powder, 1/2 tsp.
  • Italian seasoning, and 1/4 tsp.
  • pepper.
  • Add the milk; cook, stirring, until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Reserve 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce; stir the remainder into the skillet.
  • Remove pan from heat.
  • Combine the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, egg, and the remaining salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and pepper.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of the reserved marinara sauce in the bottom of an ungreased 13x9" baking dish; top with 4 whole noodles, 1/3 of the cheese mixture, and 1/3 of the sausage mixture.
  • Repeat twice, ending with the noodles; top with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella.
  • Cover the pan with foil.
  • **(At this point, I usually like to refrigerate the lasagna for about 1 hour to let the flavors blend--if you choose to do it this way, preheat the oven when you're ready to bake.)** Bake until bubbly, 40 minutes; uncover the pan and bake 5-10 minutes longer.
  • Serve hot.