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Traditional Lasagna Recipe

Traditional Lasagna Recipe: Hot Italian sausage, rich, hearty caramelized onion and garlic red sauce, mushrooms, and petite diced tomatoes, with creamy ricotta cheese and mozzarella.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna, traditional lasagna
Servings: 9
Calories: 651kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 9-12 cooked Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 jar 25 oz roasted garlic and caramelized onions sauce
  • 1 1/2 lbs hot Italian sausage browned and crumbled
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms chopped
  • 1 can 14.5 ounces petite diced tomatoes
  • 16 ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 5 cups mozzarella cheese divided


  • Preheat to 350 degrees
  • Cook noodles according to package directions, and lay flat on wax paper
  • Brown and crumble sausage over medium high heat in large skillet.
  • In a large bowl mix ricotta, garlic salt, parsley, and eggs and 2 cups mozzarella cheese with a hand mixer until combined.
  • Pour a little of the jarred sauce into a 9x13 foil pan.
  • Layer noodles, cheese mixture, crumbled sausage, white mushrooms, petite diced tomatoes, additional cheese, and sauce. You should get 3 layers, the top layer should be noodles, sauce, then about 1 cup of cheese.
  • Cover lasagna with foil.
  • Bake for 50 mins, remove foil, and bake additional 10 mins to brown the cheese.
  • Let rest 5-10 mins, and serve.


Calories: 651kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1130mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 442mg | Iron: 2.4mg