Classic Lasagna Recipe

Today is National Pasta Day and CLASSICO wants to help you pay tribute to the perfection of pasta!  In the spirit of the occasion, they are challenging you to break away from the same old standard spaghetti and create a delicious new dish featuring Classico® sauce.

We made lasagna with the Classico Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Seasonal Sauce and this time I even added fresh spinach and squash to it. My kids had no idea and they loved it!

CLASSICO CLASSIC LASAGNA RECIPE

Servings: 12
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (24 oz.) Classico®  Florentine Spinach and Cheese Pasta Sauce
  • 8 Lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz. Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup(s) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cup(s) Shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 pound(s) Sweet or hot Italian-style bulk sausage
  • Fresh tomatos diced

Directions

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, brown sausage for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through, stirring until small crumbles form. Add tomatoes right at the end for the last minute of cooking.

3. Spread 1 cup of Pasta Sauce evenly over the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish. Layer with 1/2 of cooked lasagna noodles, 1/2 of ricotta cheese mixture, 1/2 of cooked sausage, 1/2 of remaining Pasta Sauce and 1/2 of remaining mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers.

4. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

TIP:
If desired, substitute Classico Florentine Spinach & Cheese Pasta Sauce with Classico Fire Roasted Tomato & Garlic Pasta Sauce.

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    easy to spruce up the sauces with ground up carrots and frying some hamburger with onion and garlic. Make for some veggies and protein in the sauce for the kids

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    my spaghetti sauce has beef, mushrooms, onions, and some spice, we like jalapenos with some scoops of jalapeno juice

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