1 pound sweet Italian sausage; 3/4 pound lean ground beef; 1/2 cup minced onion; 2 crushed garlic cloves; 1 (28) ounce can crushed tomatoes; 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste; 2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce; 1/2 cup water; 2 tablespoons white sugar; 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves; 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds; 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning; 1 teaspoon salt; 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper; 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley; 12 lasagna noodles; 16 ounces ricotta cheese; 1 egg; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 3/4 pound Munster cheese, sliced; 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.


In a deep frying pan, 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.

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 eggs, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a deep baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of Munster cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over Munster, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. repeat layers, and top with remaining Munster 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.  Enjoy!!

by Regina of reginatherrienstock

Comments (9)

On May 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM , (Ri)Charmed said...

You must be slightly psychic- I have been in the mood for lasagna all week!

On May 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Looks delicious, Regina! I love lasagna.


On May 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM , BonJeanCreations said...

Thanks Regina, It sounds delicious.

On May 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM , KarenW said...

That looks delectable! Thank you for sharing.

On May 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM , Jennifer said...

Looks great! I haven't had lasagna in a looong time. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

On May 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM , Sue Runyon said...

This looks wonderful, Regina. Thanks so much.

On May 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM , Kim said...

ooooh yum!! I can't wait to give this a time .. .looks amazing! :)

On May 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM , Lizzi said...

At first I said "Oh I know how to make lasagna already..." then I read through it. This doesn't look like any regular run-of-the-mill lasagna. YUM!!!

On May 4, 2012 at 10:08 AM , Lorrie said...

My family would love this. I like the twist of using Muenster cheese.