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Southern Italian Lasagna

  • Author: Mortadella Head
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale

2 cans of tomato puree (28 oz.)

1 diced onion

2 cloves of garlic

1 lb fresh meatballs

1 lb sausage

1 lb pork butt

3 cups ricotta cheese

1/4 lb provolone cheese

1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded, low moisture)

2 tbsp grated Romano cheese

1 lb. lasagna sheets

Salt & pepper to taste

Basil to taste

1 tbsp parsley


  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. In the meantime, make some tomato sauce. Sauté the garlic cloves and diced onion in a saucepan, then add the sausages and pork and allow them to brown.
  3. Add the tomato puree, bring it to a boil and then lower the heat.
  4. Sear the meatballs with olive oil in another saucepan, then add them to the sauce and let them simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Set aside the tomato sauce.
  6. Combine ricotta cheese, pecorino Romano, part of the tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and parsley in a large bowl.  Mix with a spoon until ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  7. Break up meatballs, pork and sausages into bite sized pieces.
  8. Boil lasagna sheets until al dente, drizzling olive oil between each cooked lasagna noodle.
  9. Spread tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking sheet
  10. Cover sauce with lasagna sheets.
  11. Add ricotta mixture and spread evenly
  12. Add provolone slices to fully cover the ricotta mixture
  13. Add pork, sausages and meatballs pieces and distribute evenly.
  14. Add more sauce and grated cheese.
  15. Repeat this process until your layers reach the top of the pan.
  16. Top layer should be lasagna sheets, tomato sauce, mozzarella, pecorino Romano, and basil.
  17. Bake for 40-50 minutes. The cheese on top is melted, bubbling, and golden brown.
  18. Remove from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes before cutting into it.
  19. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Category: Lasagna
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian