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Midwest Lasagna Recipe

This Midwest Homemade Lasagna recipe is a favorite in the family! Quick, easy, and fun to make with your loved ones. Take a taste of this Wisconsin based lasagna.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 450 kcal


  • 12 lasagna noodles uncooked
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Tomato Sauce

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 36 ounces pasta sauce
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

Cheese Mix

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Heat oven to 345°F. Cook pasta until al dente. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • On a stovetop, brown the beef, Italian sausage, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat. Drain fat.
  • Stir in pasta sauce, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Combine 1.5 cups of mozzarella, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, ricotta, parsley, and egg.
  • Add 1 cup of the meat sauce to a pan. (9x13) Place 3 lasagna noodles, layer with 1/3 of Cheese Mix and 1 cup of meat sauce. Repeat for additional layers.
  • Cover pan with foil and bake in oven for 35 minutes.
  • Uncover, lightly cover the top with the remaining cheese (mozzarella and parmesan cheese), and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Or until browned and bubbly.
  • Rest Lasagna for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.


Serving: 12gCalories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 30gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1400mgPotassium: 880mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8.5gVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 442mg
Keyword Lasagna
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