We were lucky to have my father in law live with us for a few months before he went into a eldercare facility. One of the symptoms of his illness was an increased appetite. Living with my food-loving husband for nearly 20 years, I had been training for this-haha! And man my father in law loved lasagna!
We recently lost him. So henceforth this recipe will be in his memory, and I made one for our family tonight. Enjoy it with your father in law or your favorite lasagna lover soon!
Small chopped onion
1 clove garlic
Ground mild sausage (cuz it’s extra)
24 oz jar pasta sauce
Small can tomato sauce
Tbsp italian seasoning
1/2 Tbsp oregano
For the white cheese layer:
16 oz ricotta cheese (or half ricotta and half small curd cottage cheese if thats your thing)
Palmful of grated parmesan cheese
1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp pepper
9 lasagna noodles, cooked (no bake noodles freak me out 🤷🏼♀️)
2 lbs shredded mozzarella, divided
Grated parmesan and lots of it!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook the noodles.
Dice onion and saute with garlic in olive oil. Brown both meats. Rinse and drain. Add remaining red sauce ingredients and 1/2 Cup water. (I firmly believe in a saucy lasagna). Set aside.
Mix together white cheese layer ingredients and set aside.
Drain noodles. Build the lasagna.