Delicious Meals: Classy Lasagna

5 stars from 4 ratings of Classy Lasagna

For those that read my series, The Morning Conversations of Barack & Michelle Obama, you are familiar with the White House chef, Tyrone. Well, Tyrone has decided to share another of his great recipes with the general public: classy lasagna.

In order for this recipe to come out best, Tyrone says to use regular lasagna noodles that need to be cooked and not the no-boil or instant lasagna. No-boil lasagna noodles are thinner and don't have the same taste and consistency as regular noodles, according to Tyrone.

Tyrone also recommends mixing 5 or 6 tablespoons of milk to your ricotta cheese to help thin it if you find it hard to spread.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: Serves 8 people

Ingredients

  • 6 Long lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 Package Turkey, Sweet or hot Italian Sausage, or Beef Italian sausage
  • 1 Jar (28 ounce) Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 Container (15 ounce) Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped fresh basil, or Italian parsley
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan, or Romano cheese
  • 2 Cups Shredded mozzarella
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large skillet. Discard casings.
  4. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add spaghetti sauce; simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  6. Combine ricotta cheese, basil and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; mix well.
  7. Spoon 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce mixture over bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  8. Layer half of cooked noodles over sauce; top with half of ricotta cheese mixture.
  9. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese; top with 1 cup spaghetti sauce.
  10. Repeat layering with remaining ricotta cheese mixture, 3 noodles and remaining spaghetti sauce.
  11. Top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  12. Cover with foil; bake 50 minutes.
  13. Uncover; continue baking 10 minutes or until bubbly.
  14. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 8 servings
Calories 360
Calories from Fat153
% Daily Value *
Fat 17 g26%
Carbohydrates 24 g8%
Protein 28 g56%
Cholesterol 66 mg22%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Now that you have made this classy lasagna, Tyrone recommends letting it rest for 5 minutes after removing it from the oven. Make sure to use a sharp, serrated knife to cut lasagna.

To make this an even more perfect meal, Tyrone recommends serving lasagna with a big, green salad. Try a mixture of romaine lettuce, curly endive and chopped radicchio. Toss in a teaspoon or two of freshly chopped basil. Add a nice garlic vinaigrette to your salad.

Finally, for a special touch, add a loaf of hot garlic bread and a dish of black olives! Enjoy!

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Dexter, I would like to shove my face right into that dish! Tell Tyrone that HE THE MAN! I am all over this like flies on....well.....anyway, it looks delicious.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Dex...I'm gonna have to admit what I tell so many hubbers.....I USUALLY do not read recipe hubs.......but, when a "special" person writes one....I make an exception.

CLASSY lasgana??? Well, excuuuuuuuse me, Tyrone,......Must we dress in formal attire?? I need to know, because I dribble, so I hope you have bibs! UP+++


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

LOL ^^^ Too funny Paula!

Dexter,

Great hub idea! This looks very enticing! Thanks for sharing with us!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Paula-- Are you dribbling or drooling... there is a difference (LOL)!

I am personally drooling and sure have a hankering for some of that there classy lasagna!

And, Son,...where the heck is Leroy? Just sayin...

Voted UP & UAI. Hugs, Momma


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

mmm... mmm... need I say more? except thank you


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Dexter that looks like very good lasagna.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Maria.......I was thinking "dribbling" when I should have been thinking drooling? and then there's always bumbling, as in idiot.....and leave it to you to point this out to me.....You get an A+ for paying attention......but what about when you drink a beer from the bottle and dribble all over the place? I seriously think this is a question for the forums.................


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rjsadowski 4 years ago

Your recipe looks tasty and it is well laid out and easy to read.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Billybuc! I will be sure to let Tyrone know! Thank you!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Fpher! I told Tyrone what you said and fell on the floor laughing! He is honored that you read THIS recipe hub and said that you can dress anyway you want. Oh and he has plenty of bibs! Thank you!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Josh! Fpher is something else, isn't she?


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Momma! Leroy is safe and sound trying to mend his relationship with the Obama's. Tyrone thanks you for your wonderful comments on his recipe!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Mhatter! Thank YOU!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Mckbirdbks! It tastes even better than it looks! Thanks!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

You all are so much fun!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello, Rjsadowski! Thank you very much!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

What a great classy, cheesy lasagna, Dex. It appears that Tyrone is much more than just his good looks!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Dr. BJ! Tyrone thanks you for the compliment and would like to invite you to the WH for a special dinner!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Love lasagnia and Tyrone's picture! I am so hungry right now!!!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Tyrone where are you really? I want to talk to you for real. Is it truth that you gave this sassy classy to DEX? Anyhow Dexter, you have overdoen yourself. I can imagine Michelle eating and laughin' with some of our hilarious hubs. Yeah come on in Josh and uncle Billy. I was waiting to see my habaneros and jalapenos in this recipe, but oh well! I can add my own fire on my own. Great recipe indeed!


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Thank you Tyrone. What are you going to do after the Obama's leave Washington? Why not open a restaurant of your own. The recipe sounds delish.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

HaHa, I love that you are using Tyrone, what a HOOT. Now if i can stop LOL, I'll tell you that this looks delicious and i will try it.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

This is a great and well explained recipe, looks and sounds so delicious, well done !

Vote up and more !!! SHARING !


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Kashmir! Good to hear from you. Thank you!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi AE! Tyrone is a special kind of guy and a great cook! Thanks and enjoy!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Pop! Tyrone told me to inform you that he already has plans in the works. He also stated that he really likes YOUR recipes and thinks you all could come up with an eatery to die for, if you are game!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lord! Tyrone is actually sitting right here next to me laughing and enjoying the comments. He thanks you for giving him an idea to add your your ingredients. Fire! Fire!

Thanks, Lord!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Audra! Tyrone is thrilled and thanks you so very, very much!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Wow, now I have a hankering for lasagna! This is similar to the way I make mine, and I like the idea of a side salad with vinaigrette and garlic bread. Thanks for the continuing Obama saga. Voted up!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Vespawoolf! Thank you so very much!


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molometer 4 years ago

Hi Dexter,

Tell me Tyrone does home delivery? I could devour this classy lasagna right now. It looks absolutely scrummy.

Barrack sure has it made with a great chef like Tyrone. ; ) lol

All the votes and sharing.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Molometer! Well, if the Obama's move out of the WH, Tyrone plans to open up restaurants. He's looking at your beautiful part of the world as well. He expects that you would be a regular customer.

Thanks!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Dexter!

Please give my thanks to Tyrone for sharing his Lasagna recipe. It looks absolutely yummy. I could eat if for breakfast. ;-)

Voted up and away

Have a good day my friend. :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wonderful this looks just wonderful.. I wish he would come cook for me..lol

sharing

Debbie


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Deborah! Tyrone thanks you and remarked that he would love to cook for you!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Sueswan! Tyrone thanks you and I thank you! It really is tasty!


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molometer 4 years ago

If Tyrone is looking for a franchisee let me know : )


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Ok, Molometer! I will let him know!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Lasagna is delicious! That spaghetti sauce is too tempting. Thank you for sharing. voted up amazing!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lovedoctor! Thank you so much! I appreciate the visit and vote!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Molometer's comment re home delivery is so funny!

I would love to order one of these right now!!

Well done you and Tyrone - what great team work, it sounds delicious!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi MM! Thanks so much! I will be sure to let Tyrone know that he is already a hit over in the land across the big water! Thank you, thank you!


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi Dexter, Hi Tyrone, Wow, I'm impressed, the White House Chef sharing Recipes with us "Common Folks" and Lasagna, Mmm, Mmm, Good! Thanks Guys!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi b. Malin! Yes, indeedy! Tyrone is on a roll and says that more great recipes are coming your way! Thank you!


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Dexter this preparation looks yummmy, just wait for me, here i come...lol


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Girishpuri! Thank you so much! I will make some just for you!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I love lasagna and this sounds like a great recipe! I definitely have to think of using this. Great hub!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Alecia! It is really great tasting! Thank you!

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