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Classic Lasagna Recipe

Today is National Pasta Day and CLASSICO wants to help you pay tribute to the perfection of pasta!  In the spirit of the occasion, they are challenging you to break away from the same old standard spaghetti and create a delicious new dish featuring Classico® sauce.

We made lasagna with the Classico Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Seasonal Sauce and this time I even added fresh spinach and squash to it. My kids had no idea and they loved it!

CLASSICO CLASSIC LASAGNA RECIPE

Servings: 12
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (24 oz.) Classico®  Florentine Spinach and Cheese Pasta Sauce
  • 8 Lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz. Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup(s) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cup(s) Shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 pound(s) Sweet or hot Italian-style bulk sausage
  • Fresh tomatos diced

Directions

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, brown sausage for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through, stirring until small crumbles form. Add tomatoes right at the end for the last minute of cooking.

3. Spread 1 cup of Pasta Sauce evenly over the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish. Layer with 1/2 of cooked lasagna noodles, 1/2 of ricotta cheese mixture, 1/2 of cooked sausage, 1/2 of remaining Pasta Sauce and 1/2 of remaining mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers.

4. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

TIP:
If desired, substitute Classico Florentine Spinach & Cheese Pasta Sauce with Classico Fire Roasted Tomato & Garlic Pasta Sauce.

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In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with Classico and received product, coupons, premium items and reader giveaway coupons as part of my participation. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.

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  1. christopher sorel
    October 18, 2012 at 8:12 am — Reply

    easy to spruce up the sauces with ground up carrots and frying some hamburger with onion and garlic. Make for some veggies and protein in the sauce for the kids

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    October 18, 2012 at 8:13 am — Reply

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    October 18, 2012 at 9:37 am — Reply

    my spaghetti sauce has beef, mushrooms, onions, and some spice, we like jalapenos with some scoops of jalapeno juice

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    October 18, 2012 at 9:40 am — Reply
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    I like to make an eggplant sauce when we have an over supply of eggplant, peppers and tomaotes from the garden. I make a huge pot and freeze 3/4 of that for use during the winter. I like the Classico Alfredo sauce to use for making ‘White Pizza’. Haven’t tried the pizza sauces yet, but I will since that is a always keeped stocked pantry item in our house.

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    I love their Alfredo sauce and I like to add mushrooms and sausage. It’s a great sauce, it sounds goofy but I also use it on eggs.

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    I would like to try the Four Cheese variety.

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    In the summer we just put in some ground hamburger in the sauce for spaghetti- winter time though when there isnt a concern about heating the kitchen up I love making lasagna. Usually I will put in some tomatoes that have been preserved from the garden and any other garden vegetable handy. We also experiment with meats by subbing venison mixed with sausage.

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