Lover's Lasagna

Do you want to have fun on Valentine's day? Preparing this flavorful dish is always a good idea for a romantic dinner with your partner. This recipe is super tasty, easy and fun to make. Just try it and be sure that the results will impress you and your loved one!



1 pound sweet Italian sausage

3/4 pound ground beef

1 large onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

28 oz can chopped tomatoes

12 oz tomato paste

15 oz canned tomato sauce

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp dried basil leaves

1 tsp Italian seasoning

4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, divided

12 lasagna noodles

16 oz ricotta cheese

1 egg

3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded

3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a large Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until cooked through and browned.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water, and stir everything together.
    3. Add sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, 2 tablespoons parsley, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and simmer for about 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a large bowl, add ricotta cheese, egg, remaining parsley, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  5. To layer the lasagna, spread 1½ cups of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange a single layer of noodles over meat sauce. Spread one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with ¼ cup parmesan cheese.

Spoon another 1½ cups meat sauce over the cheese.

  1. Add another layer of noodles, the rest of the ricotta mixture, half of the remaining mozzarella, and another 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  2. Add another layer of 1 1/2 cups of sauce and a final layer of noodles.

Top with another 1 1/2 cups sauce and the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

  1. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 20-25 minutes.
    10. Enjoy your romantic Valentine's Day dinner!



Prep Time: 40 mins

Cook Time: 2 hrs

Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 12

Amount per serving




% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9.9g

13 %

Saturated Fat 4.1g

21 %

Cholesterol 63mg

21 %

Sodium 512mg

22 %

Total Carbohydrate 52.6g

19 %

Dietary Fiber 4g

14 %

Total Sugars 8.7g


Protein 29.6g


Vitamin D 1mcg

6 %

Calcium 137mg

11 %

Iron 9mg

51 %

Potassium 674mg

14 %

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.