Classic Italian Lasagna
1 pound lean ground beef1 pound pork sausage2 garlic cloves, minced2 teaspoons sugar2 teaspoons Italian seasoningSalt and black pepper to taste3 eggs, beaten3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese1 carton 15 oz low fat ricotta cheese9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until browned; drain well. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a large bowl combine eggs and parsley. Stir in Parmesan cheese and ricotta cheese.
- Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer with three noodles, half of ricotta cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup sauce. Repeat layers and top with last 3 noodles and the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Cover and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.