1 box oven ready lasagna noodles
10 plum or roma tomatoes
1 lb mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 lb hamburger or Italian sausage, browned and drained
6 cloves minced garlic
1 large onion, chopped
1 ten oz. package frozen spinach, drained (optional)
1 large carton ricotta cheese (32 oz.)
2 large jars prepared spaghetti sauce
2 c. parmesan cheese, grated
Brown and drain the meat. Add the garlic, onion, chopped tomatoes and sauce. Simmer 5 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix egg, parmesan and ricotta.
Layer the lasagna in a large 9 x 13 baking dish in this order: sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture, mozzarella cheese, spinach (if using), noodles, sauce, noodles, ricotta, mozzarella cheese, spinach, noodles, sauce. Top with more mozzarella. Bake at 350 for 1 hour 15 minutes or until done. Allow to stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
by Jenifer Delamater, homeschool mom of six. Jennifer’s dad, Robert Chapman, taught her this recipe.