Simple Sausage Lasagna Recipe
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Simple Sausage Lasagna Recipe

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When I saw a lasagna recipe that did not call for precooking the noodles, I was anxious to try this time-saving shortcut. Making some changes and additions to suit my taste, I developed this popular dish that I now call my own.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 453 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1245mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine next eight ingredients.
  2. Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles and a third of the cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  3. Bake, covered, 45 minutes. Uncover; bake until a thermometer reads 160°, about 10 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Simple Sausage Lasagna in Taste of Home October/November 2007, p33

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Great recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"We love this recipe! So quick and easy. I also substitute bulk mild Italian sausage and swap out a cup of ricotta for a cup of cottage cheese. I also add some mushrooms because we love them."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"I used fresh basil and 2 cups cottage cheese and 1 cup ricotta. I think this was the best lasagna I've ever made!"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"Delicious. Used mild Italian turkey sausage, 2 cups of cottage cheese and 1 cup of ricotta. Easy, and really wonderful flavor."

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