A family favorite - Sweet & Spicy Italian Sausage Lasagna. Layered with lots of fresh basil, three gooey cheeses, and sweet & spicy Italian sausage. Comforting, irresistible flavors and an absolute crowd-pleasing recipe!
Preheat oven to 375F. In a medium size pot on medium heat, remove sausage from skin and break up in pan. Saute until fully cooked through about 5-7 minutes. Stir sauce in with sausage.
Mix all of the cheese filling ingredients together in a bowl.
In a large 13x9 baking dish, layer: 1 1/2 cups sauce, lasagna noodles, spread ricotta filling (1 1/2 inch size scoops in center of each noodle)*, mozzarella cheese, fresh chopped basil. Repeat process until done. Layer top with rest of mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes covered with foil and 20 minutes uncovered. Serve with fresh basil on top and parmesan cheese.
Tomato Sauce - use my family's famous San Marzano Tomato Sauce in this recipe. It's the most popular recipe on my blog with so much rich flavor, fresh herbs, and is easily the best tomato sauce I've ever had.
Ricotta - Use a cookie scoop to easily measure out the ricotta filling when adding to the lasagna.
This can serve 8 bigger slices of lasagna or 10 smaller portions.