Spicy Italian Sausage Lasagna

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons
Show: Rev Run's Sunday Suppers Episode: Cheat Day
TOTAL TIME: 3 hr 10 min
Prep: 1 hr
Inactive Prep: 25 min
Cook: 1 hr 45 min
 
YIELD: 12 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Two 16-ounce boxes lasagna noodles
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for tossing with noodles
  • 2 pounds spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Three 24-ounce jars good-quality store-bought tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Lawry's
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella plus one 1-pound block mozzarella, sliced thinly
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Directions

Special equipment: one 20-by-12-by-3-inch disposable aluminum baking pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and put a large pot of salted water on to boil.

Add the lasagna noodles to the boiling water and cook to al dente, according to the package directions. Drain the noodles, toss with a small amount of olive oil and spread them flat on 2 sheet pans to cool.

Meanwhile, in a large 3-quart skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.

Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no pink is left, about 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In another large skillet over medium heat, add the ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned and crumbled, about 15 minutes. Drain off and discard any fat.

In a medium saucepan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until browned and the onions are soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Add 2 jars of tomato sauce, the onion and garlic powders, seasoned salt and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the sauce to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat, for 10 to 15 minutes. Add the beef to the sauce, stir together and set aside.

Assemble the lasagna: Spread half of the beef and sauce mixture in the bottom of the baking pan followed by half of the ricotta cheese in a thin layer. Add half the sausage chunks, then 2 cups shredded mozzarella and a layer of noodles, overlapping them slightly. Repeat layering the same order once more. Top with the remaining jar of tomato sauce, then top completely with the thin slices of mozzarella.

Bake the lasagna until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is browned, 40 to 45 minutes.

Serve hot.

Notes

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  • on August 17, 2014

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    This recipe is definitely a keeper. Our family don't like spicy sausage so I substituted it with sweet italian sausage and it was wonderful. I would use more ricotta cheese next time. I was barely making it with 15oz. Other than that, great recipe, thanks for sharing

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  • on July 27, 2014

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    This recipe looked scrumptious when she prepared it on TV; however, the layering is completely off in the recipe above. I cannot remember all the steps, but i do know that she only put a very little of the sauce on the bottom, followed by noodles. The ricotta went in a very thin layer somewhere else, but not on the bottom. Looks like if you want this recipe you need to watch the show and write your own directions. Very irritating.

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  • on July 27, 2014

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    I wanted to post a suggestion after watching this episode. Wouldn't it be better if you took the sausage out of the casing and mixed it with the ground meat. Also after the meat has browned add the sauce and let it simmer together. As for the ricotta I usually spread it on the lasagne instead of the meat so you have a layer of meat and a separate layer of cheese. That is just the way I would do it but it did look good.

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