Lasagna | Peri's Place For Recipes

Prep Time
1 hours
Oven Temp
Preheated 375 F
Cook Time
1 hour
Serves 10 - 12


  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 6 oz cans tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese (1 carton)
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (not fresh)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Begin by dicing the onion and chopping garlic. In a dutch oven brown the meat and onion until brown. Add garlic and cook 1 - 2 minutes.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste, water, sugar, parsley, basil 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the temperature and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. While sauce is simmering, cook the lasagna noodles per the package direction and drain.
  4. Combine ricotta cheese, egg and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. If not using pre grated mozzarella, grate your cheese and set aside.
  5. In an ungreased 9" x 13" casserole dish, spread 2 cups of sauce over the bottom. Lay 4 noodles, slightly overlapping on top of the sauce. Place 1/3 of the ricotta mixture, spreading evenly with either a spatula or a spoon. Add 1 cup of mozzarella and 2 tablespoons of parmesan*.
  6. Starting with the sauce, do two more layers of sauce, noodles, and cheese.
  7. Finish with the rest of the sauce and cover with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan.
  8. Cover the casserole with foil and place in a preheated 375F oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes.
  9. Allow the lasagna to rest at least 15 minutes before serving. Your patience will be rewarded.

Good to Know

Grating your parmesan in a small food processor makes quick work of this somewhat cumbersome task.

This is modified from the Taste of Home Lasagna found here