This Classic Lasagna Recipe is so easy and tastes amazing! Filled with Italian sausage, spinach and ricotta cheese, you can’t go wrong with this comfort dish!
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:60 minutes
Total Time:1 hour
Yield:12 servings 1x
1 lb. ground Italian sausage
4 handfuls of baby spinach
15 oz ricotta cheese
2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
9 (oven ready/no boil) Lasagna noodles
2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Brown sausage in a large skillet, breaking up with a spoon until crumbled and no longer pink. Stir in spinach two handfuls at a time until it all wilts down. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a bowl combine the ricotta, 1 cup of mozzarella, parmesan, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until combined.
Spread 1/2 cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 inch casserole dish. Line 3 lasagna noodles on top of sauce, spread half of the ricotta mixture evenly over the noodles. Top with 1/2 of the sausage mixture. Spread 1 cup of marinara sauce over the sausage and top with 3 more noodles. Spread the remaining ricotta over the noodles, followed by the remaining sausage mixture. Top with the last 3 noodles and then the last cup of the marinara sauce.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and top with the remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese then bake 15 minutes uncovered, until cheese is melted and bubbly throughout. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!
How To Freeze Lasagna:
Simply layer the ingredients as stated above, but before baking, cover tightly with plastic wrap and a layer of foil, then freeze for up to 3 months.
To bake Lasagna from frozen: remove foil and plastic wrap, then replace foil on top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours, remove foil, add cheese and finish baking until bubbly throughout.
Keywords: lasagna, Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese