Classic Lasagna Recipe

Classic Lasagna

Hearty layers of flavorful meat, cheese and seasoned tomato sauce between al dente lasagna noodles baked to bubbling perfection

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  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles (about 8 ounces)
  • PAM® Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 pound Italian pork sausage
  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz each) Hunt's® Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Romano cheese, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided (3 cups = 12 oz)

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Serving Size: 12 servings (1 piece each)
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water to stop cooking. Meanwhile, spray large saucepan with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot; add sausage and ground chuck. Cook and stir 5 minutes to crumble meat.
  2. Add onion and garlic to pan. Continue cooking 8 to 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain meat mixture well. Add crushed and undrained tomatoes, 1 tablespoon parsley, fennel seeds, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt. Bring meat mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; cook uncovered over medium-low heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place ricotta, 3/4 cup of the Romano cheese, eggs, remaining parsley, basil and remaining pepper in medium bowl; blend well. Set aside.
  4. Assemble Lasagna: Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1 cup meat sauce evenly over bottom of dish. Place 3 lasagna noodles over sauce, top with 2 cups meat sauce, half of ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers ending with a layer of noodles topped with sauce and the remaining mozzarella and Romano cheeses.
  5. Spray underside of aluminum foil with cooking spray; cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbling. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information close
Amount per Serving
Calories 418  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 21 g 32%
Saturated fat 10 g 49%
Cholesterol 113 MG 38%
Sodium 900 MG 38%
Carbohydrate 24 g 8%
Dietary fiber 3 g 12%
Sugars 7 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin A   17%
Vitamin C   15%
Calcium   43%
Iron   14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
44 Reviews for Classic Lasagna
This lasagna recipe is pretty easy and taste great! Using spicy Italian sausage give this dish a nice kick. This has quickly became a Christmas favorite among my family!
May 14, 2016
I like it I make it often
Jan 31, 2015
I love this recipe. i make it all the time for my kids and I we love it.
Dec 17, 2014
I have made this recipe many times this year & it is truly both easy to prepare & tastes fantastic. I substituted minced veal for the pork sausage & it turned out great. I recommend this recipe to ALL !!!! Enjoy !
Sep 27, 2013
I thought this recipe was great! Easy to cook and tasted amazing!
Jan 21, 2013
Best Lasagna I ever made. Easy and delicious. I was the hit of the Italian St. Joseph Day celebration. thank you hunts.
Mar 20, 2012

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