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Made-Over Lasagna






What You'll Need



  • 1 lb Italian sausage (ground)
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 (16 ounce) box elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce (I use Ragu meat)

How to Make It


  1. 1 In small bowl whisk together your beaten egg, ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, parmesan cheese and 2 tsp garlic powder.
  2. 2 Meanwhile cook macaroni according to package for 8-11mins.
  3. 3 Brown sausage and drain; add 1 jar spaghetti sauce.
  4. 4 In 13x9-inch baking dish layer noodles, ricotta mixture, meat sauce, mushrooms.
  5. 5 Repeat layers.
  6. 6 Heat other jar of sauce adding oregano, and 1tsp garlic powder, and pour over top of dish -- careful not to overfill, but fully saturate.
  7. 7 Cover with foil and cook 40 minutes. Remove foil and top with 1.5-2 cups mozzarella and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  8. 8 **Serve with garlic bread and watch it disappear!**.
  9. 9 Also a great dish to make ahead -- freezes great!