Friday, February 4, 2011

A Great, Easy, Simple Lasagna

I've decided to make this blog all inclusive for food. That means, reviews, critiques, ideas, grumbles, and recipes.

So this is a recipe my Ex who I'm still very amicable with made me for my birthday - feel free to follow her here! It was a great tasting simple lasagna and being Italian that means a lot. So enjoy! If you guys have any questions feel free to ask!

Remember you can substitue the meat with ground beef if you want and you can use lowfat/nofat ricotta and mozzarella. (be warned I can taste the difference with no-fat mozzarella and no-fat riccotta, skim is perfectly fine though)


  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 2/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 3 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 pound part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 (10 ounce) package chopped spinach, thawed and squeeze dried
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage with the onions, garlic and 1/2 the parsley; drain. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning, oregano, and basil; mix well. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  4. In a bowl, combine remaining parsley and Ricotta, spinach, Parmesan, eggs, garlic salt, and pepper; mix well.
  5. In lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish, spread 2 cups sauce mix. Begin layering with 4 noodles, 1/2 cheese mix, 1/3 remaining sauce, and 1 cup mozzarella. Repeat this layer again and the last layer will be noodles, sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake covered in a preheated oven at for 45 minutes. Bake uncovered an additional 10 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Whats the average time of preparation for this? I'd love to attempt it but I hate waiting a long time for food.

  2. No more than an hour and a half from start to finish.

  3. you are my bestest friend, ever XD

  4. This is amazing, I believe I love you.

  5. Sounds delicious.