Prep: 25 minutes plus standing
Bake: 45 minutes • Serves: 12
1 pound ground beef
1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed if necessary
2 medium yellow onions, diced
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds whole milk ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
Nonstick cooking spray
1.Preheat oven to 350°. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add noodles and cook as label directs; rinse noodles under cold water and drain.
2.Meanwhile, heat large saucepot over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and sausage, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned.
3.Add onions and garlic, and cook 4 minutes or until onions are soft. Add tomatoes, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Heat to simmering and cook 10 minutes. In large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 3 cups mozzarella cheese and 1-3/4 cups Parmesan cheese.
4.Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 2 cups sauce into bottom of baking dish. Place 3 noodles over sauce, top with 1/5 of cheese mixture and 1/5 of the sauce. Repeat 4 more layers of noodles, cheese mixture and sauce; top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
5.Cover with foil; bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 20 minutes before cutting.
Approximate nutritional values per serving:
667 Calories, 41g Fat (21g Saturated), 127mg Cholesterol,
1239mg Sodium, 37g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 39g Protein