Italian Sausage Lasagna

Prep Time:1 Hr. 10 Min.
Total Time:2 Hr. 10 Min.
Servings: 8

No need to buy frozen lasagna when you have this much-loved recipe on hand.


  • 1 lb bulk Italian pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes (from 28-oz can), undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles (12 oz)
  • 1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese or small-curd cottage cheese (2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1 Serving Calories 465  (Calories from Fat 205);  Total Fat 23g  (Saturated Fat 11g,  Trans Fat nc); Cholesterol 70mg;  Sodium 1120mg;  Total Carbohydrate 36g  (Dietary Fiber 3g,  Sugars nc);  Protein 31g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A  28 %;  Vitamin C  16 %;  Calcium 50 %;  Iron  16 %;
Exchanges: 2  Starch, 1  Vegetable, 3  High-Fat Meat,
Carbohydrate Choice: nc


  1. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the parsley, the basil, sugar, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered about 45 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package.
  4. In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, remaining 1 tablespoon parsley and the oregano.
  5. Spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top with 4 noodles. Spread 1 cup of the cheese mixture over noodles; spread with 1 cup of the sauce mixture. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat with 4 noodles, the remaining cheese mixture, 1 cup of the sauce mixture and 2/3 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining noodles and sauce mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  6. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake about 15 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.