5 from 1 vote
Homestyle Meat & Veggie Lasagna
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
 
Home-style meat and veggie lasagna is a comfort food classic and perfect for any Sunday supper.
Servings: 12 large pieces
Ingredients
  • 1 lb bulk Italian sausage (about 3 links)
  • 1 lb pork/beef mixture
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic , minces
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 10 oz frozen spinach , defrosted and drained
  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Italian cheese
  • 2 teaspoons pesto
  • Oven ready lasagna noodles
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pot, add a splash of olive oil, Italian sausage and ground meat. Crumble with a flat spatula while cooking over medium heat. Once almost cooked through, add onion, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic cloves. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Slowly pour in pasta sauce and tomato paste. Stir. Add water and 2 bouillon cubes. Cover and bubble for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, add ricotta, spinach, pesto, 1/2 cup Italian cheese and eggs. Mix with a fork.
  5. Time to layer the lasagna! Add about 1 cup of sauce to bottom of 9x13 pan. Spread to cover.
  6. Add 1 layer lasagna noodles. Spread 1/3 ricotta mixture on top of noodles. More sauce, top with cheese. Repeat 2 more layers.
  7. Spray a piece of foil with cooking spray. Cover lasagna and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and let brown for 10 minutes.
  8. Allow to rest 10 minutes before cutting.