Lasagna Cucina is a wonderfully delicious Italian home-style favorite. This recipe makes two (8- or 9-inch) panfuls. Eat one for dinner and freeze the other, so dinner is ready whenever you need it.
- 1 package (8 ounces) lasagna noodles, prepared according to package directions
- 8 ounces mild Italian sausage
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cans (6 ounces each) Italian tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- 2 MAGGI Beef Flavor Bouillon Cubes
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried basil
- 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup (.75 ounce) BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Romano Cheese
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
CRUMBLE sausage in large skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, water, bouillon and basil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. Combine ricotta cheese, Romano cheese and egg in small bowl.
LAYER in one 13 x 9-inch or two 8- or 9-inch-square baking dishes as follows: 1/3 lasagna noodles, 1/2 meat sauce, 1/3 lasagna noodles, all ricotta cheese mixture, 1/2 mozzarella cheese, remaining noodles, remaining meat sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese; cover.
BAKE for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake for an additional 15 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
FOR FREEZE AHEAD:
PREPARE and assemble lasagna as above. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
BAKE for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
Review This Recipe
Lasagna is my favorite dish for dinner or supper. You can serve it on special days or just an average day for your family. I prefer to use less sausage and add half hamburger that has been fried with the grease poured off because most of my family doesn't care for sausage. The only way to make them eat it is to sneak it in the lasagna. I would like to welcome you to visit me at: www.spiritual-harmony.com for pictures of my family, good reading, and information about Fibromyalgia. I am learning what I can eat and not eat to that will cause me more pain later in the evening. Thank you for all of your recipies. I am going to try to make a lucious Sugar Pie like my Grandmother used to make for special ocassions.
Read More Reviews