Sausage and Beef Lasagna. Layers of perfectly seasoned beef and sausage tomato sauce with melty, tasty cheeses! Lasagna kicked up a notch!
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Sausage and Beef Lasagna

Sausage and Beef Lasagna. Layers of perfectly seasoned beef and sausage tomato sauce with melty, tasty cheeses! Lasagna kicked up a notch!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cheesy Chicken Lasagna
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 662kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound mild breakfast sausage
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 18 ounces tomato paste
  • 28 ounces tomato sauce
  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 tbsp dried parsley divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme divided
  • 32 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp fresh shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, add beef, sausage and garlic. Saute until meat is cooked through. Drain and discard fat.
  • Turn heat to low and stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, onion soup mix, pepper, oregano, 1 tbsp parsley, basil, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon thyme. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, and set aside. If you're using oven ready noodles, skip this step.
  • In a small bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, 1 tbsp parsley, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To assemble, use a 9x13 casserole dish. Cover bottom of dish with a thin layer of meat sauce (about 1 cup). Place 4 lasagna noodles over sauce (you may need to cut or break the noodles for this). Cover noodles with 1/3 of the cheese mixture and then 1/3 of the meat mixture. Repeat process of noodles, cheese and meat two more times. Top final layer with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese and 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 60 minutes. Remove foil after 30-40 minutes if you'd like your cheese to brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 662kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1454mg | Potassium: 1042mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1465IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 4.5mg