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Aug 14, 2007

This turned out great!

I may add some sliced fresh sliced mushrooms to it and maybe put sliced pepperoni on top the next time I make it, other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing. I baked it in a large glass baking dish with a cookie sheet under it to catch any drippings. I baked it at 325 degrees for an hour, but, it could have been hotter, so I will either bake it longer the next time I make it or bake it at a higher temperature.

I used a stockpot for this.

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Large White Onion, Chopped

1 Whole Bulb Garlic, Chopped In Small Pieces

1-(1-lb.)-Pkg. Mild Or Hot Johnsonville Italian Sausage, Cut In Slices

1-(lb.)-Pkg. Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage

1-(1.05- lbs.)-Lean Hamburger

1 Large Green Pepper, Chopped

2-(28-oz.)-Cans Crushed Tomatoes

1/4 Tsp. Dry Oregano

1/4 Tsp. Dry Basil

Garlic Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

Heat up a stockpot or large pan until medium hot.
Add Olive Oil, onion and chopped garlic.
Sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add Italian Sausage, Jimmy Deans Hot Sausage and hamburger; break up pieces while cooking.

When the meat is done, drain grease
Reduce heat to simmer and add 2-(28-oz.)-cans crushed tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon dry basil, garlic salt and ground black pepper, to taste and chopped green pepper. to taste.

Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes.

While the meat sauce is simmering, make the cheese sauce.

In a large mixing bowl, add 1-(2-lb.)-container whole milk Ricotta Cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded, 1/2 cup Romano Cheese, grated, 1 T. fresh parsley, chopped, 1 T. fresh oregano, chopped, 1 egg, garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste; mix well.

Bring a pot of water to a boil; add 1 T. Olive Oil and a dash of salt.

Add lasagna noodles and cook according to pkg. directions.

When the noodles are done, drain and lay them flat on a piece of aluminum foil to keep their shape.

Spray a lasagna pan or baking dish with Pam.
Cover the bottom of the pan with meat sauce; spread it evenly.
Lay 3 lasagna noodles on top of the meat sauce.

Spread cheese sauce over the noodles, just to cover-not all of it! Spread evenly.

Repeat layers exactly with meat sauce, 3 lasagna noodles and cheese sauce.

End with a last layer of 3 lasagna noodles sand a layer of meat sauce. No Cheese Sauce!

Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the top. That will get it nice and brown/crusty and bubbly; spread evenly.
Coat a sheet of aluminum foil with Pam to prevent cheese from sticking.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Bake until heated through, longer than an hour. Or bake at a higher temperature.
When serving, sprinkle Parmesan Cheese on top.
***I let it rest for awhile before cutting.
Served it with a salad and cheese bread.
Used This Italian Sausage:





Buy a loaf of garlic bread that is already buttered with garlic to make it easy to make.
Slice bread into serving slices.
Sprinkle Romano Shredded Cheese on top of bread slices and then sprinkle some Shredded Mozzarella cheese; sprinkle some Fairy Dust on top.
Put cheese bread in baking dish and bake at 325 degrees until cheese is melted. Sometimes I let the cheese get a little brown on top.
Fairy Dust:

Depending on how big the shaker is that you are using, you may have to adjust measurements. I use an empty large Parmesan Cheese Shaker so I know for sure it will fit without making a mess.

1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese-(From A Shaker)

2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder

1 Tablespoon Oregano

1 Tablespoon Onion Salt

***Sometimes I Use Less, Start With Less, Taste It & Then Add More If You Want

Put all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir.

Put fairy dust in a shaker container and keep it by the stove for convenience.

.***I also use this sometimes to sprinkle over pasta sauce.



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