Mamma Mia’s Lasagna

Lasagna has always been my favourite dish.  Over the years I have enjoyed my mothers lasagna.  Most of all I enjoy spending time with her while we create this ooey gooey delicious dish.


1 (1  lb) package lasagna noodles

2      lb ground beef
1      lb Italian sausage (thinly sliced)
1      cup onions (chopped)
6      cloves garlic (minced)
1       tablespoon salt
1       teaspoon dried basil
1/2   teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4   teaspoon ground black pepper
2       eggs (lightly beaten)
2 (15   ounce) containers ricotta cheese
2      tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1       lb mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1       cup parmesan cheese (grated)

  • Prepare lasagna according to package directions
  • Drain and set aside
  • Cook Italian sausage either in a skillet or by boiling in a pot of water, thinly slice crosswise and set aside
  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet, drain off and discard fat
  • Add onion and garlic to the ground meat, stir and cook another 5 minutes
  • Add the, salt, basil, fennel seeds, pepper and the 4 cheese sauce
    and simmer for 20 minutes
  • While the above mixture is simmering, combine in a large bowl the
    eggs, Ricotta cheese, and parsley
  •  Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Take a 13 by 9 inch baking dish
  • In the baking dish, spoon in a layer of 1/3 of the meat sauce
  • Then layer 1/3 of the lasagna pasta (overlapping each strip of
    pasta with the other)
  • Then layer 1/3 of the Ricotta mixture
  • Then layer 1/3 of the sliced Italian sausage
  • Then layer 1/3 of the Mozzarella and 1/3 of the Parmesan
  • Then continue to repeat the layering until all of the ingredients
    are layered
  • When the layering is completed, cover with aluminum foil, making
    certain that the foil is not touching the top of the lasagna, and bake
    for 30 minutes
  • Remove foil and bake, uncovered, another 25 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to sit and rest 10 minutes before cutting


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