I made this tonight for dinner, cutting the recipe in half for my husband & myself with leftovers for tomorrows dinner...this lasagna was FABULOUS!!! I wasn't sure about the sauce at first...a whole onion, half a carrot, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and only a 14.5 ounce can of tomatoes? I did add 2 tsp. of Italian Seasoning and 2 Tbsp. of minced garlic (we LOVE garlic), but stuck to the recipe otherwise. We LOVE this recipe!! It is actually the best we've ever had in our lives!! We will never, EVER order lasagna at a restaurant or take-out again!!! Oh, and I used no-boil, whole wheat organic lasagna noodles and an 8-oz. organic chicken Italian sausage which cut the calories & fat (and effort in boiling/cooling the noodles) even more!! AWESOME recipe!!!
Here's an old-fashioned meat-and-cheese lasagna made lighter. Whole-wheat lasagna noodles taste great in this recipe, plus they help boost the fiber to 9 grams, which is more than a third of the recommended daily intake and especially good news for a healthy heart.
10 Reviews for Classic Lasagna
This lasagna recipe had lots of flavor and was simple to make. It's hard to please all three of my kids with dinner but this one was successful at that. A definite keeper in my recipe box.
I could not love this recipe more. It was definitely hotter than I expected (no doubt due to the spiciness of the Italian turkey sausage I selected combined with the added crushed red pepper), but my husband is a huge fan of spicy food, so he was ecstatic. I used red wine vinegar in lieu of the red wine since that's what I had on hand, and it was amazing! The sauce has a unique flavor and it makes me almost disappointed at how filling this dish is!
It was my first time preparing lasagna, it followed this recipe and everyone loved it!!! I was so proud of it since it was my first time and everyone told me that this lasagna was so delicious :)
My family loves this. I leave out the carrots and add fresh spinach leaves between layers, and add a can of crushed tomatoes to make it extra saucy. Feeds four people with leftovers! Great and easy recipe!