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Italian Sausage Lasagna

"I received this recipe from a friend," writes Becky Harrington of Grandin, North Dakota. "It's the best lasagna I've had!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 2 Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 4 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 to 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  • Crumble sausage into a small skillet. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes. Combine the egg, ricotta and parsley.
  • Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Trim noodles to fit dish. Layer a third of the noodle pieces over sauce; top with a third of the remaining sauce, a third of the ricotta mixture and 3 tablespoons mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  • Cover; bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 496 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 1120mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • mmears1208
    Sep 26, 2015

    Easy and delicious!

  • relnov5
    Nov 5, 2014

    Great recipe to prepare

  • rhiler
    Apr 27, 2010

    This is my favorite lasagna recipe. It makes just the right amount and turns out perfectly every time. I also use no-boil noodles.

  • daisey5
    Jan 31, 2010

    I also used the no cook lasagna noodles and it came out great.

  • stephanied1971
    Mar 8, 2009

    ps: I used the lasagna noodles you don't have to boil first. "oven ready", made it even easier to prep. Came out perfect.

  • stephanied1971
    Mar 8, 2009

    This was fantastic, I didn't change a thing. The flavor was terrific and it was a very easy recipe to follow. I can't believe I've never thought to make lasagna in a loaf pan, it made 3 generous sized portions. I'll definitely make this again!