Classic sausage lasagna with layers of noodles, tomato sauce, Italian sausage, and cheese

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Classic Sausage Lasagna

September 27, 2016

Baked sausage lasagna is a classic Sunday dinner in many homes, but this family favorite is perfect for any day or occasion.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 9 servings


16 ounces Mueller's Lasagna, uncooked

1, 15-ounce container ricotta cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 eggs, beaten

4 cups (1 pound) shredded mozzarella cheese

2, 28-ounce jars pasta sauce, any flavor

1 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked, drained, crumbled


1Preheat oven to 350°F.

2Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well.

3While pasta is cooking, combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese in a medium bowl; mix well.

4Spread 1 cup of pasta sauce in the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish.

5Arrange one layer of noodles lengthwise over sauce.

6Spread half the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles, then sprinkle half the sausage on top.

7Spoon half the remaining pasta sauce on top of the sausage, then sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top.

8Repeat layering of noodles, cheese mixture, sausage, pasta sauce, and cheese with remaining ingredients.

9Bake, uncovered 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

10Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Cook’s Tip

Use ground beef or ground turkey instead of sausage for a different flavor.


Serve with a fresh green salad and warm bread to complete your meal.


24 Reviews

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December 2, 2021

I was also bummed when the recipe was no longer on the back of the noodle box. For many, many years, I’d go to the store, get the box of noodles, flip it over and use the recipe as my “grocery list” to remember to buy what I needed to make lasagna. Love this recipe, glad to have found it online!

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July 29, 2021

MUELLERS lasagna- I found this online by doing a search. The person who posted said it came from the muellers box she cut out and kept from years ago.

1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese or 1 container (16oz) cream style cottage cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Meat Sauce (recipe follows)
16 oz. MUELLER’S Lasagne, cooked 7 minutes, drained
12 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
In bowl, combine ricotta, egg and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese. In 13x9x2 baking dish, spread 1&1/2 cups Meat Sauce,. Layer 1/3 of the lasagne noodles, 2 cups sauce, 1/2 of the ricotta mixture and 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese.Repeat… Top with remaining noodles, sauce and cheeses. Bake in 350 oven 50 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes. Makes 12 servings
MEAT SAUCE: In 5-quart dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon Mazola corn oil over medium heat. Add 1 pound ground beef, 1 cup chopped onion, 3 cloves garlic, minced, and 1/2 cup chopped parsley. Stirring frequently, cook 10 minutes or until beef is browned. Add 2 cans(28 oz each) crushed tomatoes, 1 6oz can tomato paste, 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons dried basil, 1&1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried oregano and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Makes 7&1/2 cups

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July 26, 2021

Original recipe for original Lasagna & sauce is on Pinterest!

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July 26, 2021

Classic Lasagna recipe including sauce is on Pinterest

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Kathy N

January 15, 2021

How do I find the old original recipe for lasagna?

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December 18, 2020

The old recipe on box had the sauce recipe as well. Did not use sauce in a jar. Can anyone remember how to make it from scratch?. Great dish. Always a family favorite.

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December 16, 2020

Been using this recipe for almost 40 years and it never fails me. I use the cheese mixture to make quick baked pasta also.

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October 11, 2020

This recipe never fails. I use a pound of ground beef and a pound of sausage. I also add garlic and sweet basil to my sauce and to the ricotta cheese mixture. Perfect every time.

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Peggy Andeson

October 9, 2020

I have used this recipe for many years and have found it to be of superb quality. I have made it with the help of my friends for 350-400 people for a Dinner in memory of my daughter . My grandson loves it and I am making it for his birthday as well as my daughter. when she wants it.
Shame on whoever took the recipe off the box. They are cheating others of a delicious meal. Let us keep this recipe alive. Yeah!

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June 10, 2020

I make this and it’s great. I always have enough noodles to do an extra smaller pan so I make extra of all ingredients. Having the extra pan in the freezer is very nice.

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Ester Wyoming

March 15, 2020

I have been using this recipe for over 80 years now. This is a great recipe and very reliable for any event. No compaints. Boomer remover aka COVID-19 shut in.

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December 29, 2019

So – follow these instructions and you use 2 layers of noodle – not the 3 shown in the picture!!! Yikes!

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Cindy M.

December 28, 2019

YES!!! I’m so glad you posted this recipe. I panicked when it was not on the back of the box. Thanks to Google I found it. This recipe is hands down the best!

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Helen O

December 23, 2019

I too have been making this recipe for years. Family always asks me to make it.
The only things I do differently is I mix 1 container cottage cheese and 1 container same size of ricotta cheese plus do not pre boil the noodles. Delicious every time!!!!

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Janet Wrack

December 22, 2019

I couldn’t even find Mueller Lasagna noodles anymore in Shaw’s Super market! I think it was different than you have posted I remember making the sauce mixture differently than just jar sauce,it was tomatoes,paste,meat onions, oregano,broth or wine, garlic, parsley, pepper and salt,and sugar. I have been making it for 40yrs that way! also I used lots of eggs in the riccotta mixture and sugar to make it sweet.the eggs make it set up nicely, I learned that from my son’s grandma who was from southern Italy and everyone loves it so much I have to make mutible Pan’s of it at Xmas I have never made a review on the site!

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December 6, 2019

I always have tons of lasagna noodles left over. Do you do 4 strips per layer or 3???

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March 21, 2019

Should have been five stars! Great recipe! I have been using it for 47 years! Just one problem ……this time the Mueller’s noodles, that I have always used in the same pan as always, did not fill the pan. Too short and narrow!! Why are you making Mueller’s lasagna noodles smaller?

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December 25, 2018

I have always used this recipe to make lasagna but I remember making the cheese mixture differently. In the cheese mixture I put 2 bags of mozzarella cheese in it. I also use 2 pounds of beef in the sauce and thicken it with tomato paste.

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Fronda Sanders

December 17, 2018

Have used this recipe for many many years. Good thing you can Google it, since it isn’t on the box anymore.

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September 16, 2018

I, too, have used this recipe for over 50 years, I was heartbroken when it was no longer on the box and then I remembered that I lived in a high-tech world and found the recipe by “googling” It ain’t easy being 70 in this fast paced world, but I am so glad I found the sauce recipe again

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April 3, 2018

Used this recipe many years & panicked when not on recent box. Thanks for posting! I do not cook noodles & they come out perfectly.

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Greg Sowers

November 16, 2017

I have always used this recipe I like to use Burger or deer burger plus a layer of pepperoni and top it off with cheddar but I always cover it with aluminum foil take the aluminum foil off the last 15 minutes

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October 28, 2017

Momma always used this recipe frome the back of the Mullers lasagna box. It turns out perfectly everytime. Thanks for posting it.

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Douglas Jackson

July 28, 2017

Thanks it was quite a chore getting to the recipe, but it’s the one my wife usually make, and she does an excellent job with your help.
Thanks again.

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