Rating: 4.79 stars
17744 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15226
  • 4 star values: 1748
  • 3 star values: 488
  • 2 star values: 158
  • 1 star values: 124

Filling and satisfying, John Chandler's lasagna is our most popular recipe. With basil, sausage, ground beef and three types of cheese, it lives up to its name.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

448 g calories; 21.3 g total fat; 192.1 g total fat; 9.9 g saturated fat; 82 mg cholesterol; 1788 mg sodium. 876 mg potassium; 36.5 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 29.7 g protein; 1454 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 17 mg vitamin c; 80 mg folate; 442 IU calcium; 4 mg iron; 67 mg magnesium; 0 mg thiamin;

Reviews (12538)

17744 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15226
  • 4 star values: 1748
  • 3 star values: 488
  • 2 star values: 158
  • 1 star values: 124