Mama Joy's Lasagna

Mama Joy's Lasagna

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 239.6
  • Total Fat: 13.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.9 mg
  • Sodium: 524.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 16.7 g

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My mom taught me how to make this, and I altered the recipe to my family's liking! My mom taught me how to make this, and I altered the recipe to my family's liking!
Number of Servings: 12


    Hunts Spaghetti Sauce (2 cans)
    Italian Sausage (ground - 1 lb)
    Lasagna Noodles (12 noodles)
    Fat-Free Ricotta Cheese (15 oz)
    Mozzarella Cheese (16 oz)
    Garlic (1 clove, chopped)
    Onion Powder (1 tsp)
    Basil Leaves (1 Tbsp, ground)
    Oregano (ground, 1 tsp)


Slow-Cooker Sauce:
Pour two cans of Hunts spaghetti sauce into crockpot/slow cooker
Add Garlic, Onion Powder, Basil, and Oregano
Put slow-cooker on low and let sauce cook for about 4 hours
In last hour add browned italian sausage to sauce

Regular Sauce:
Mix sauce and spices in pot on stove on medium-high heat for about 15 minutes
Brown italian sausage, then add to sauce

Bring large pot of water to rolling boil, then add lasagna noodles one at a time
Let noodles boil for about 10-15 minutes
Strain noodles and rinse under cold water until they don't burn fingers when touched

Put a thin layer of sauce in bottom of glass lasagna pan
Layer 3 noodles, spread approx. 1/2 cup sauce over noodles, put total of 9 Tbsp Ricotta cheese on each layer, top each layer with mozzarella cheese, sparing more cheese for final layer
Cover with aluminum foil, and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes
Uncover lasagna and continue baking for another 10 minutes
Remove lasagna from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving
Best with a green vegetable and garlic bread!

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOYBEE81.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so good. My two year old daughter even loved it! Both my husband and I went back for seconds. We even had it for lunch the next day. I probably would use more ricotta next time. - 4/16/10

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  • My family loved this recipe! Will definitely make again! - 10/16/13

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  • Great recipe. I used to load my lasagna with lots of pasta but this is so much better. My son loved it. I will be making this version from now on. - 5/26/13

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  • This recipe was awesome! I added some spinach to the sauce and used no boil lasagna noodles so it was even faster. I will definitely make this again! - 7/14/12

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  • Incredible! I felt so proud to have made a lasagna that was not in a box and tasted amazing! Family loved it as well choosing to eat leftovers for dinner the next night. I used the honey idea mainly because I did not have the corn syrup. - 4/26/12

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