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Homemade Italian Sausage Lasagna

This Easy Homemade Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe is the stuff that dreams are made of!  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, hearty flavorful Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.  With each glorious layer, you get incredible flavor from the aromatic garlic and Italian herbs and seasonings. #Lasagnarecipes #lasagna #italiansausage #familydinner #casseroles #italianrecipes #pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword casserole, Italian sausage, lasagna, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Italian Sausage

  • 16 oz Ground Turkey or Chicken lean breast, raised without antibiotics
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp Parsley Chopped
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Other Ingredients

  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
  • 28 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning (1 tsp for sauce, 1 tsp for ricotta)
  • 1.5 tsp Salt (1 tsp for sauce, 1/2 tsp for ricotta)
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Water, cold
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch (1 tbsp for sauce, 1 tbsp for ricotta)
  • 30 oz Ricotta Cheese, whole milk
  • 16 Slices Low-Moisture Mozzarella Cheese Assumes 4 slices per layer for 2 layers and 6 slices on top. Adjust as needed.
  • 16 oz Lasagna Noodles, No-Boil

Instructions

Prep Ahead for your Homemade Lasagna

  1. Mince the garlic, chop the parsley, and measure out the fennel seed, salt, and pepper. Then add all to the ground chicken in a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.

    Ingredients in a bowl for homemade Italian Sausage. This Easy ITalian Sausage Lasagne Recipe is the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
  2. Preheat a large pot or dutch oven on medium-high heat and add in a tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Add the Chicken Sausage mixture and break it up.  Let it sear for a few minutes until it get really browned, then stir so that it cooks on all sides.  

    Raw homemade Italian Sausage. This Easy ITalian Sausage Lasagne Recipe is the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
  3. Once fully cooked, add in the crushed, diced tomatoes, garlic, 1 tsp Italian Seasoning, honey, salt, and pepper. Make a cornstarch slurry by adding 1 tbsp of cornstarch to 1/4 cup cold water and mixing.  Then stir it into the sauce and cook the sauce for another 5 minutes.

    Homemade Italian Sausage and tomatoes in pot for this Easy Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe. It's the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
  4. Make a cornstarch slurry by adding 1 tbsp of cornstarch to 1/4 cup cold water and mixing.  Then stir it into the sauce and cook the sauce for another 5 minutes.

    Homemade Italian Sausage Tomato Sauce in pot for this Easy Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe. It's the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
  5. In a bowl, mix the ricotta with cornstarch 1 tsp Italian Seasoning and salt.

    Adding seasoning to Ricotta for Easy Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe. It's the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.

Assemble

  1. Layer 1 - Start by spooning a thin layer of the tomato sauce onto the bottom, just so the pasta sheets don’t stick to the bottom.  Try not to get any lumpy sausage on the bottom layer.  Then add the first layer of pasta.

    Layer of no boil lasagna sheets in dish for this Easy Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe. It's the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
  2. Layer 1 - Next add a layer of Ricotta followed by a layer of Italian Sausage sauce.

    Spoon adding tomato sauce to layer of ricotta in dish for this Easy Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe. It's the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
  3. Layer 2 - Add another layer of pasta sheets, ricotta, and sauce. This time, also add a layer of mozzarella slices.

    Layer of mozzarella over ricotta in dish for this Easy Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe. It's the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
  4. Layer 3 - Repeat! Pasta sheets, ricotta, sauce, mozzarella.

  5. Finally, top off the Lasagna with a final layer of pasta sheets, then Sauce, then completely cover with Mozzarella Slices.

    Top layer of mozzarella over uncooked lasagna for this Easy Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe. It's the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.

Cook your Lasagna

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Cover the baking dish with an oven-safe cover or aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for 15 more minutes. Let the lasagna rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.