Italian Sausage Lasagna

Italian Sausage Lasagna
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • ½ lb. Italian pork sausage
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • ½ bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ T. fresh chopped basil OR 1 t. dried basil
  • ½ t. sugar
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-oz.) container ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ t. dried oregano
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • lasagna noodles
Directions
  1. Preheat over to 350° F.
  2. In a medium skillet, brown the sausage, onion, bell pepper, and onion. Drain. Add 1 T. parsley, basil, sugar, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Heat until boiling, reduce to low and simmer uncovered until slightly thickened.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix ricotta, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, remaining ½ T. parsley, and oregano.
  4. Spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture in an ungreased 9x9-in. pan. Top with noodles, cheese mixture, sauce mixture.
  5. Repeat.
  6. Top with remaining cheese mixture and reserved ¼ cup Parmesan.
  7. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover. Bake about 15 minutes longer until hot and bubbly.