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Tasty Tidbits Thursdays: Best Italian Sausage Lasagna and Homemade Girl Scout Cookies!

8 Jan

This is one of my favorite recipes that I have been making for years. One of my friends gave it to me and it had been handed down to her from her grandmother. I thought it would be a great entry for my first Tasty Tidbits Thursday!

Italian Sausage Lasagna

  • 1 pound ground sausage (I used hot Italian sausage)
  • 1 pound ground beef (I used 4% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2egg, beaten
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano (or you can use dried oregano)
  • 1 package lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook sausage and ground beef in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.
  2. Combine the egg, ricotta and parsley in a mixing bowl.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an large casserole dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Trim noodles to fit dish. Layer a third of the noodle pieces over sauce; top with a third of the remaining sauce, a third of the ricotta mixture and 3 tablespoons mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  4. Cover; bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

What is the perfect dessert to go along with delicious lasagna? Well, I was checking out some of the blogs I love and I found the most exciting news on Be Different…Act Normal’s blog. You can make your own homemade Girl Scout Cookies. And they look delicious! Have a look:

{Homemade Thin Mints (my favorite!)}

{Homemade Tag A Longs}

{Homemade Samoas}

{Homemade Do-Si-Dos}

You can find the recipes on Baking Bites blog.
Have a Delicious Day!