2 hrs. 40 min.
Ingredients 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage 3/4 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes two 6 ounce cans tomato paste two 6.5 ounce cans canned tomato sauce (or one 15 oz. can) 1/2 cup water 2 Tablespoons sugar (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional) 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided 12 lasagna noodles, regular or no cook 16 ounces ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded 3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Combine sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic in a large pot over medium heat.
Stir and cook until cooked through and browned.
Add the remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and let it cook for at least 1 1/2 hours.
If you are using regular lasagna noodles, cook pasta. Shred the mozzarella cheese. Stir together the ricotta, egg, parsley, and salt.
Layer sauce on the bottom of the pan.
Top with noodles and then top with ricotta cheese mixture.
Sprinkle on mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Add more sauce and then repeat layers starting with another layer of noodles.
Add a final top layer of noodles, sauce, and the rest of the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil and bake at 375°F. Let cool slightly before serving.