Best Ever Lasagna

Best Ever Lasagna

Savory sausage, creamy ricotta and delicious black olives make this the Best Ever Lasagna. Try this recipe for a winter Sunday night family dinner.

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  • 8 servings


  • 6 long lasagna noodles

  • 1 lb. hot or mild turkey or pork Italian sausage, casings removed

  • 1 medium sweet or yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 (24 oz.) jar spicy or mild tomato basil pasta sauce

  • 1 (3.8 oz.) or 2 (2.25 oz.) cans Lindsay® Sliced Ripe Pitted Olives, drained

  • 1 (15 oz.) container light ricotta cheese

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil or Italian parsley

  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded reduced sodium part-skim mozzarella cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. Cook noodles according to package directions omitting salt.

  3. Meanwhile, cook sausage with onion and bell pepper until sausage is no longer pink, stirring frequently; drain.

  4. Stir in pasta sauce and olives; simmer 10 minutes.

  5. Combine ricotta cheese and basil in a medium bowl.

  6. Spoon 1-1/2 cups meat sauce evenly over bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Layer 3 noodles, ricotta mixture, 1 cup meat sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce. Top with remaining 3 noodles and all of remaining meat sauce

  7. Cover dish with foil; bake 35 minutes.

  8. Uncover; top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered 10 minutes or until bubbly.

  9. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with additional chopped basil, if desired.


  • Calories383
  • Fat16g
  • Protein26g
  • Cholesterol62mg
  • Total Carbs34g
  • Fiber3g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.