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Mom’s Homemade Lasagna

For some, there’s nothing better than a hot, cheesy and hearty homemade lasagna fresh out of the oven. This delicious recipe is from the home of Shirley Bradford, mother of Winter Park Lodging Company’s owner Sarah & Chris Bradford (and grandmother of our mascots, Nicholas & Willem).  Thanks for sharing, Mom!

Sauce Ingredients:

1 lb. Italian sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. whole basil
1  1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. can tomatoes
1 6oz. can tomato paste

Remaining Ingredients:

10 oz. lasagna noodles
3 cups ricotta cheese or cottage or 1 1/2C. both
1/2 cup parmesan or romano cheese
2 tbsp. parsley
2 beaten eggs
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 lb. Mozzarella Cheese


Brown sausage, add minced garlic, basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, boil the lasagna noodles until just tender. In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, the parmesan cheese, parsley, eggs, 2 teaspoons of salt, and pepper.

In 9 by 12 inch pan. layer noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese, ending with mozzarella cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, let cool 10 minutes before serving.

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