A close-up view of a slice of Johnsonville® Italian Sausage Lasagna, showcasing its layered noodles, meat sauce, and melted cheese, served with a fresh salad.

Classic Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe – Authentic Flavor

When it comes to comforting Italian cuisine, nothing beats a classic lasagna. This Johnsonville® Italian Sausage Lasagna is a true delight, combining rich, savory flavors with the perfect balance of cheeses and marinara sauce. It’s a family favorite that’s sure to become a staple in your home.

The Best Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Notes on Ingredients

For the best results, use Johnsonville® Italian Ground Sausage. Its robust flavor adds an authentic Italian touch to the dish. Fresh spinach adds a nutritious twist, while a mix of ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses creates a creamy, satisfying texture.

How to Make Italian Sausage Lasagna

  1. Cook the Sausage Mixture: In a skillet, cook the sausage, chopped onion, and minced garlic until the pork is no longer pink and the onion is tender. Drain the excess fat, then add the marinara sauce and dried oregano. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes to meld the flavors.
  2. Prepare the Cheese Mixture: In a bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, beaten egg, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and chopped spinach.
  3. Assemble the Lasagna: In a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish, start by spreading 1 cup of the meat sauce on the bottom. Layer with 3 cooked lasagna noodles, one-fourth of the ricotta mixture, 1 cup of meat sauce, and 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. Repeat this process three more times.
  4. Bake: Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top and bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes. Allow the lasagna to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

How to Serve Italian Sausage Lasagna

Serve this lasagna with a simple side salad and garlic bread to complete the meal. A glass of red wine like Chianti or Sangiovese pairs perfectly with the rich flavors of the dish.

How to Store Italian Sausage Lasagna

Store any leftover lasagna in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze individual portions for up to 3 months. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition information

NutrientAmount per serving% Daily Value
Calories646.21 kcal32%
Total Fat35.92 g51%
Carbs40.28 g15%
Sugars9.65 g11%
Protein40.22 g80%
Sodium1629.38 mg81%
Fiber4.5 g16%
Saturated Fat19.26 g96%
Trans Fat0.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat10.19 g
Polyunsaturated Fat2.73 g
Cholesterol155.75 mg52%
Calcium676.91 mg85%
Magnesium97.54 mg26%
Potassium1184.33 mg34%
Iron3.28 mg23%
Zinc3.97 mg40%
Phosphorus595.85 mg85%
Vitamin A889.8 mcg111%
Vitamin C7.98 mg10%
Thiamin B10.27 mg25%
Riboflavin B20.87 mg62%
Niacin B38.78 mg55%
Vitamin B60.69 mg50%
Folic Acid B958.14 mcg29%
Vitamin B122.89 mcg116%
Vitamin D0.33 mcg7%
Vitamin E5.04 mg42%
Vitamin K75.65 mcg101%
Nutrition Information for Italian Sausage Lasagna

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

FAQs About Italian Sausage Lasagna

Can I use a different type of sausage?

Yes, you can use any type of Italian sausage you prefer, but Johnsonville® Italian Ground Sausage offers a distinct and flavorful taste that enhances this recipe.

Can I substitute the spinach with another vegetable?

Absolutely! Kale or Swiss chard are great alternatives. You can also add bell peppers or mushrooms for extra flavor.

Is it necessary to use all three types of cheese?

Using a combination of ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese provides a rich and creamy texture. However, you can adjust the cheese types according to your preference.

A freshly baked lasagna made with Italian Sausage, topped with melted cheese and herbs.

The Best Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Discover the best Italian Sausage Lasagna recipe. Easy to make with authentic Italian flavors, perfect for family dinners. Ready in 1 hour 20 mins, serves 6.
Temps de préparation 25 minutes
Temps de cuisson 35 minutes
Temps total 1 heure 20 minutes
Type de plat Dinner Plate
Cuisine Italian
Portions 6 servings
Calories 646.21 kcal


  • 1 16 ounce package Johnsonville® Italian Ground Sausage
  • 12 lasagna noodles cooked and drained
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 15 ounce containers ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 cups fresh spinach chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In a skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic until pork is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Add marinara sauce and oregano; simmer for 5 minutes. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, 1/4 cup Parmesan and spinach.
  • In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, spread 1 cup meat sauce. Arrange 3 noodles over sauce. Spread one-fourth of the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles, top with 1 cup of meat sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat process 3 times. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve.
Keyword comfort food,, Italian Dinner, Lasagna, Sausage
Johnsonville® Italian Sausage Lasagna

Enjoy Your Meal!

Dive into the deliciousness of this classic Italian Sausage Lasagna and make it a regular part of your dinner rotation. With its hearty flavors and satisfying layers, it’s a dish that brings everyone to the table.

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