Feb 17, 2013

Traditional Lasagna


1 lb box lasagna (boil or non-boil)
1 lb sweet sausage
1 lb ground beef
1 1/2 lb fresh mozzarella
1 lb ricotta
2 jars pasta sauce
2 c freshly grated Parmesan


Cook lasagna (if boil) according to pkg.
Sautee sausage on low heat until cooked, drain on paper towels, slice into 1/4'' discs, set aside.
Sautee ground beef, drain, then add to jars of sauce (in a pan or bowl).
Thinly slice mozzarella, set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In bottom of pan(s) spoon in some sauce and spread over.
Put lasagna strips overlapping slightly - add a little bit more sauce, cheese slices, ricotta dollops, sausage discs, and Parmesan.
Top with more sauce.
Continue layering until ingredients are gone or pan(s) is/are full.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hr in preheated oven.
Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until brown and bubbly.
Let set for 20 min. before serving.

ENJOY! And remember... fresh cheeses are key!!

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