Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Super Saucy Lasagna Recipe

If you've been looking through my recipes, or following me for awhile, then you know, pasta is my favorite! I've already shared a few of my pasta recipes such as: Capellini al Fresco, Stuffed Shells and Italian Spaghetti and this is another favorite to add to that list. I love my lasagna saucy, and by cooking the noodles ahead of baking, it helps keeps the noodles from absorbing all the sauce. This recipe is very similar to the one my Mom made growing up, so it is also a great comfort food for me. Hope you enjoy!

What you need:
12 lasagna noodles
3/4 pound hamburger
1/4 pound italian sausage
1 large onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1- 8 oz white mushrooms, sliced
1/3 c. fresh basil, chopped
2- 15 oz can tomato sauce
1- 11.5 oz can tomato juice
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp sugar
4 c. mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper

Directions: 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large saute pan, brown ground beef, italian sausage, onion, garlic, italian seasoning, salt and pepper. In the last few minutes of browning add mushrooms and fresh basil. Then add tomato sauce, juice and sugar. Simmer over medium low heat. Meanwhile, in a large stock, pot boil noodles for about 10 minutes or until almost cooked. 

Cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan with a small amount of sauce. Layer 3 noodles on the bottom first, more sauce and cheese on top of that. Continue until noodles are gone. Top with remaining sauce and cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes. Serve with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top!

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2 comments:

  1. This recipe caught my eye on Foodie Friday! Sounds delish! Thanks for linking up, Tonya from 4 little Fergusons :)
    P.S. Happy New Year!!!!!

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  2. It is a really tasty lasagna recipe! Happy New Year to you too and thanks so much for hosting! :)

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