There was a phase of my life (i can distinctly remember) that lasagna was my favorite food.¬† It was like Christmas every time my mom would make it, and it was infuriating that it would disappear so fast-figures in a family with 8 kids-then I realized that my mom’s lasagna was simply the best, and that lasagna in general was NOT my favorite food.
Now that I make it in my own home, I continue to get comments (and compliments hehe) for it, and a pleasantly surprised reaction to some of the unique and different ingredients I put in it.

Today I’m sharing these tips with you so you too can pleasantly surprise all who enter your home ūüėÄ



1 box oven ready lasagna noodles
1 regular jar Prego ‘Original’ pasta sauce
1 lb ground turkey sausage (or regular sausage if you like)
4 oz ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
2 cups grated Parmesan (divided)
10 oz frozen chopped spinach (thawed and rinsed)
2 cups fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup shopped yellow onion
2 eggs
1 cup water


1—-first cook the sausage, chopped onion and fresh mushrooms with 2 tbls of olive oil or cooking spray.¬† ¬†Add pasta sauce, mix, then add one cup of water and 1 cup of the grated Parmesan.¬† Set aside
2—-In medium size bowl combine and mix together ricotta cheese, 2 eggs, rest of the grated Parmesan (1 cup), chopped spinach, salt and pepper to taste.

3—-Using a 9×13 pan pour a thin layer of pasta sauce mixture on bottom of pan.¬† cover with lasagna noodles, laying them flat next to eachother (not on top of) until pan is covered (you may have to break some in half.¬† For my pan I do 4 across verticle, and then break 1/4 off of one and lay horizontal at the top.)¬† Then add a layer of white ricotta mixture on top of the noodles, then red sauce again, then sprinkle with some shredded mozzerela cheese.¬† Repeat these steps until mixtures are gone.¬† Top with more shredded cheese, and Parmesan to taste.
4—-cover with 2 sheets of foil and bake at 375 for 45-60 min.

***The green spinach adds a refreshing contrast to the heavy pasta and meat.¬† The eggs for whatever reason make the whole thing taste better.¬† And fresh mushrooms, and meat sauce just can’t be beat!

Hope you try and enjoy!!!


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