Lasagna (3 meals)


1 package Italian sausage links, peeled and chopped (or ground turkey/beef)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbs fresh basil leaves, chopped or dried basil leaves
1 tbs dried oregano
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 c black olives, chopped
1 ¾c. part skim ricotta cheese (15 oz)
2 ½c. Italian Cheese (or more if desired)
12 pieces oven ready lasagna, uncooked (or other lasagna cooked according to package instructions)


In large skillet, brown meat over medium high heat, stirring occasionally for about 5-8 minutes, or until completely cooked. Remove from pan and drain excessive oil. In the skillet, sauté the garlic until golden brown and reduce the heat to low. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, grated Parmesan cheese, basil leaves, dried oregano and black pepper and stir well to blend. Add black olives. Let it simmer, about 10 minutes. Add the cooked sausages into the sauce and stir to mix. Simmer 3-5 more minutes and remove from heat.In 13x9x2 inch baking dish, spread about ¾c. meat sauce. Place 3 pieces uncooked pasta (or cooked) crosswise over sauce. Pieces should not overlap or touch side of pan since they will expand when baked. Spread more meat sauce over the noodles, then ricotta cheese by dropping about 1 teaspoonful of the cheese over the meat sauce, shown in the picture above. Sprinkle about a handful of Italian cheese over the ricotta and place 3 noodles.

Repeat step 2 two more times. Top with remaining 3 noodles. Spread remaining meat sauce and top it with Italian cheese.

Cooking Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 more minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand about 5 minutes before cutting.

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