Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…Homemade Lasagna

by Lisa on September 20, 2010

Tempt my Tummy TuesdayI want to thank everyone who linked up, last week, at the Well.  It was a great turn out.  I hope you enjoyed that site.

Today I am sharing a lasagna recipe.  I posted it a over a year ago.  I recently cooked it again, and thought it is worth sharing again.  I doubled the recipe, serving one for a large dinner party I was hosting and froze the other until this weekend when my family came to town.   I served the lasagna with some corn (for my daughter who requested it), and a large salad topped with Olivia’s Croutons.  Yesterday I posted a giveaway for Olivia’s Crouton Company.  These croutons are all natural and ALL GOOD!  Go HERE for the details and to be entered.

Two lasagnas ready for the oven!

Homemade Lasagna, salad with Olivia's Organic Garlic and Herb croutons.

Homemade Lasagna

  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 T. basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 medium cans diced Italian -style tomatoes
  • 2 (6-oz) cans tomato paste
  • 1 (10-oz) pkg. lasagna noodles
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 2 T. parsley flakes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 c. Ricotta or cottage cheese ( I have made it with either. The recipe is great which ever you prefer.)

Brown meat slowly in a large skillet; drain. Add garlic, basil, salt, tomatoes, and tomato paste; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occassionally. Cook noodles in large pot; drain and rinse. Combine Parmesan cheese, parsley, eggs, salt, pepper and ricotta or cottage cheese in separate bowl. In greased 9×13 casserole dish layer noodles, cheese mixture, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 of the meat mixture; repeat layers ending with the meat sauce on top. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting to allow layers to set.

Recipe Notes: You can assemble early; refrigerate. Be sure to allow 15 minutes or so longer in the oven. This can also be assembled and frozen. Cooking time will be longer if not thawed out.

Also, I use oven – ready lasagna noodles. I have never had a problem with the oven-ready noodles.
Do not be intimidated about making your own sauce. It is an easy recipe. You can do it!

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Kristia@FamilyBalanceSheet September 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Now that the weather is starting to cool down, I am willing to turn my oven on and homemade lasagna is one of my all time favorite meals. I might have to make a big pan this weekend.

Thanks for the carnival.


Mary Beth September 20, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Thanks for another wonderful recipe, Lisa. You (and your blog) are such a continuous blessing to me. : )


Katie @ Riddlelove September 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I LOOOOOOVVVVE homemade lasagna! Thanks for sharing your recipe and for hosting this lovely blog hop. 🙂


Liz@HoosierHomemade September 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I’ve never used sausage, I bet it’s good that way. Thanks for sharing your recipe and for hosting!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy September 20, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I’ve only used sausage once and LOVED it!! I usually stick with ground turkey though as it’s healthier. Your lasagna looks awesome! Thanks!


Stacia September 20, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I love the idea of using italian sausage in lasagna. And making extra (not much addition effort) and freezing it. Beautiful. 🙂


Kara @ Home With Purpose September 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Yum! I love lasagna! I always use half ground beef/turkey and half sausage when I make it or spaghetti…delish!!


alex@amoderatelife September 20, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Hi Lisa, Thanks for hosting Tempt my tummy tuesdays. My recipe is a great bun stuffed with taco meat and cheese. Easier than it sounds and delicious! Alex@amoderatelife


gnee September 21, 2010 at 12:25 am


You lasagna looks delicious, and I love that it can be made ahead! Thanks…for sharing and hosting.


Dorcas September 21, 2010 at 12:32 am

This looks delicious and simple to make. Thank you for sharing!
Have a great week!



April@The 21st Century Housewife September 21, 2010 at 3:58 am

Your lasagne recipe sounds delicious – especially with the sausage. I have only ever used beef in lasagne before, so I can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks for hosting!


Julie September 21, 2010 at 6:25 am

Hi! I posted your Pacific RIm Chicken from a few weeks ago. YUM!


City Share September 21, 2010 at 6:35 am

Thanks for hosting and the great recipe. This week I’m sharing a sausage recipe too. It’s the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC (where I live), so I’m sharing some photos of the festivities and a recipe for sausage and peppers.


Raise Them Up September 21, 2010 at 6:37 am

That looks wonderful! And making double was so smart. 🙂


Cranberry Morning September 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

Wow. I haven’t made lasagna for a long time. That’s a good reminder. I always make two pans and put one in the freezer for later.


Mary September 21, 2010 at 8:01 am

Oooooo, thanks again for the great food post and linky party! I am going to have fun now looking at other’s posts!


Going Jane September 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

Mmmmm…I SO love lasagne..esp as the weather starts to cool! Sounds yummy. 🙂


Julie@comehaveapeace September 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

Love 2 things about this recipe: It made 2 to save me time later, and it saved me cooking the noodles! Hallmarks of a keeper. 🙂


corina September 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

I love making lasagna! thanks for posting your recipe!


Jami September 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

My family loves lasagna, so I am always eager to try new variations of it. Thanks for another yummy recipe!


Summer Squash and Tomato Gratin September 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

Here’s a beautiful recipe to use the last of the summer squash and tomatoes!


Tanvi September 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

A lovely event and such a yummy lasagna!
Loved reading all the linked recipes and submitted mine too!


Kristen September 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I love home made lasagna – this looks wonderful. Also – I love the new site!!


Permanent Posies September 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I love lasagna. Something about making a pan of it makes me feel so “homey”. Eating it is quite fun too….haha.
I have started my own recipe link party. Would you consider joining up with me so I can have some peeps? I put the link above.


CreativelyMelissa September 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Mmmmm, comfort food. This sounds yummy! Saving this one!


Umm Mymoonah September 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Hi ya, first I entered in last week one by mistake so I entered again in this week.


Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy September 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Being married to an Italian, I have learned you can never have too many lasagna recipes!


angie September 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm

love the recipes I find on this weekly meme and this one sounds so delicious we love homemade lasagna and I love your recipe I think my bunch will as well


Elsa September 21, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Looks yummy!!


lani September 21, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Yum! Missing lasagna, happy mid-week!


Michelle September 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Ooooo Olivia’s Croutons sound good! And lasagne… Mister Man was asking today when I would make some for him. I think I might have to make sure I push it into the rotation this week!


mickey September 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm

That Lasagna looks wonderful! Thanks for hosting!


Carrie September 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

I love lasagna. Making 2 at once is a great idea!


FoodontheTable September 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Homemade lasagna is great for everyday or for a dinner party! Your recipe looks tasty.


Jessica September 28, 2010 at 7:15 am

Awesome work. I have linked up


Lisa November 9, 2010 at 8:24 am

I’m hoping there are a lot of great soup recipes this week. We’re finally in the low 70s here in the desert. Comfort food weather!! 🙂



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