1 lb Italian sausage
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs. whole basil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. sugar
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes (drained)
12 oz. tomato paste
Brown and break up sausage, drain any fat. Combine with all the ingredients above in sauce pan. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Cook lasagna noodles.
Thinly slice 1 lb of mozzarella cheese.
Combine in bowl:
3 cups Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
2 Tbs. parsley flakes
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Layer in 13×9 pan: noodles, ricotta mix, mozzarella cheese, sauce, repeat.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Or assemble early, refrigerate and bake for 45 minutes.