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Simple Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Simple Sausage Lasagna Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Simple Sausage Lasagna

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dig1
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"Good"

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ozarkmama
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Great recipe."

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mltdebbie
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."

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jstjean10
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!"

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Summy
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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conshanty
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"Great recipe, and it's so much less hassle and mess not having to pre-boil the noodles. I've been using this method for years, and it works EVERY time. Anybody who says otherwise must not be following the baking instructions....or something."

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kathys26
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"Very good and easy to make. I add chopped onions and peppers when cooking the sausage in the first step."

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SeraSweetie
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"This is our favorite lasagna recipe and so easy to make. Only 20 minutes and it's in the oven. We absolutely love it. Sent it to my family and they love it as well. Thanks so much for sharing it!"

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LZachrich
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"I love this recipe. It turns out every time."

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lbabcock3
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"This is absolutely yummy. My whole family loved it the first time I made it!"

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jenellemajor
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"This recipe is great! Delicious and easy for a beginner like myself. I even shared it with my mom who is an awesome cook and she makes this meal very often!"

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jeffs84062
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"the noodles do not cook properly & taste terrible"

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pablum
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"easy...like not having to cook noodles.

but, I did use Ricotta cheese instead of Cottage Cheese....more Italian!!!"

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KY_Cook
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"This lasagna is a favorite with my family, friends, and coworkers. By far the simplest lasagna to make EVER!!!!! :)"

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CaityW
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"I was a little skeptical at first since I was used to how my mom makes her, with boiled noodles. I also used 1/4 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning instead of the parsley, basil and oregano separately. It was FABULOUS!"

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Bean Q
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"The only lasagna my boys will eat"

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hollyespen
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"Delicious! I used Bob Evans Italian sausage and ended up using a cup more of mozzarella cheese. Turned out great. My first lasagna ever was a success."

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1DomesticGoddess
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"This pork sausage lasagna was absolutely delicious! This recipe definitely deserves more than 5 stars. For the recipe, I used our own home-made pork sausage which was seasoned with minced garlic, minced onion, salt & pepper. I made the recipe as written, and it came out perfect. I look forward to making this lasagna often; especially since we always have seasoned ground pork sausage in our freezer all year round."

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spavinaw
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"Simple yet one of my family's favorites."

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Sally Miner
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"I gave this recipe to a co-worker to make his first attempt at real cooking for our store's party. He did excellent. The recipe was great."

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rparsley
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"This has become a favorite at my house. Even my toddler loves it!"

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lurky27
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

"We made it with ground beef because our store did not sell the sausage. We prefer our lasagna more saucy, and this lasagna turns out fine, just not very saucy."

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lovesher3
Reviewed May. 2, 2009

"Excellent and easy! This also was my first attempt at lasagna, it turned out great. My picky kids loved it."

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melissa0101
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"I have NEVER made a lasagna before and was REALLY skeptical about this but I thought other people have done it with success so I tried it. And I'll be darned it worked and the family loved it."

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shmemily8
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2008

"This is one of my favorite recipes from Taste of Home. I used HOT sausage to spice things up."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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