I made this for the first time tonight. This was actually my first time ever making Lasagna too. & this Lasagna was DELICIOUS, and that's saying something since I do not like lasagna. My boyfriend said this was the best Lasagna that he'd ever had, and that's saying something because Lasagna is his most favorite meal.
I made some minor adjustments. I used HOT Italian sausage since my boyfriend and I like some kick with our food. I listened to a couple previous reviewers and I added an extra brick of cream cheese, as well as I diced up a whole onion. For the spaghetti sauce I used Hunts Thick N Chunky Roasted Garlic (this is what I use as a base for my homemade spaghetti sauce) and I added some Italian seasoning, and some finely chopped mushrooms (I finely chopped the peppers too, since I didn't want chunky veggies taking away from the flavors in this dish). I used the "No boil" lasagna noodles so I added a bit of extra water to my sauce after some words of caution from my mother.
After all that, I found that I didn't have quite enough cream cheese mixture and not enough sauce. I opened a second can of Hunts and added it to the left over sausage mixture for the top layer. I also ran out of noodles. I think I needed to use a smaller dish, but then there probably wouldn't have been deep enough.
I served this dish with a garden salad as per my boyfriends request, and some garlic toast. This recipe will be one that is used often in our house.
Thanks for sharing this! YUM!
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I made this for the first time tonight. This was actually my first time ever making Lasagna...