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 Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 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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julesinmd User ID: 7135098 254224
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2016

"We loved this recipe! In the past when I made lasagna it tended to be somewhat watery. This was perfect and tasted great! I used bulk sweet Italian sausage but no other changes."

dig1 User ID: 6907234 231722
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015


ozarkmama User ID: 7055118 119128
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Great recipe."

mltdebbie User ID: 6422011 165196
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."

jstjean10 User ID: 4519753 149357
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!"

Summy User ID: 1386846 163753
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."

conshanty User ID: 435252 168899
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."

kathys26 User ID: 362514 76130
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

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

SeraSweetie User ID: 1839575 67513
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!"

LZachrich User ID: 1837840 163257
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

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

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