Italian Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It’s super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It's super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

This post is sponsored by Lagostina and Williams-Sonoma. All opinions are my own. 

You know my favorite part about lasagna? The crispy edges. Seriously, if I’m not watched I’ll sit there and just pick around the edges, eat all the crispy bits and leave a weird crustless lasagna left for everyone else. Luckily my family loves me so they forgive me.

Also, I haven’t made lasagna in forever because the only pan I had was not deep enough. I would start assembling my lasagna and get annoyed halfway through because my lasagna was most definitely going to overflow in my short little glass pan.

So I was crazy excited when I was asked to work with Lagostina to help showcase their awesome Lasagnera pan.

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It's super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

If you grew up in a house where lasagna was rarely made (my mothers SWEARS it was too expensive) you probably did not grow up with a lasagna pan. However, now that I’m an adult and I have one of these babies I’m 100% on board.

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It's super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

This pan isn’t just your run of the mill lasagna pan. I mean, if lasagna pans can be run of the mill.

This baby is made with durable 18/10 stainless steel with a signature mirror polish finish, it’s handcrafted in Italy, it has ergonomic and elegant stainless handles (so nice for pulling out a heavy meat and cheese filled lasagna!) and it has a fancy cherry wood and stainless steel lid. 

Basically, it’s the Italian boss of lasagna pans.

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It's super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

You know what else is the boss? This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna! It’s almost traditional but with a spicy Italian/mushroom/spinach/red wine twist. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget to add lots of ricotta cheese and sprinkling (or two. or three. or four.) of Italian cheese.

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It's super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

I actually really love the mad amount of mushrooms in this lasagna because as well know mushrooms give off a meaty texture and I’m all about the meat in my lasagna. I mean, I love vegetarian lasagna but really just give me the meat.

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It's super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

The thing I might love most about this recipe is the little glug, or two, of red wine that goes into the meat and mushroom mixture. It leaves the majority of the bottle for drinking alongside the lasagna.

Which is 100% appropriate.

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It's super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

Do you also love lasagna? Do you wish this pan lived in your house? Well, lucky you! All you have to do is tell me what your favorite ingredients to throw in lasagna. Follow LagostinaUSA on Facebook and comment with your answer and I’ll pick a winner next week.

{Looking for even more delicious pasta recipes? Try my Pesto Chicken Caprese Pasta, One Pot Cheddar Cajun Pork Pasta, Zucchini Tomato Kale Pasta or my {20 Minute} Kalamata Olive, Tomato and Caper Pasta}

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Italian Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

This Italian sausage and mushroom lasagna is PACKED with spicy Italian sausage, sliced baby bella mushrooms, baby spinach, lots of cheese and rich tomato sauce. It's super easy to throw together and bakes up like a dream. 

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 pound sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 (9 ounce) box no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and set lasagna pan to the side.

In a large skillet add spicy Italian sausage and set over medium-high heat. Cook for a few minutes to help break up the sausage and add in the mushrooms, onions and Italian seasoning. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and the sausage is no longer pink. If the pan gets too dry add in a little olive oil.

Add in the garlic and cook for about 1 minute.

Pour in the red wine and cook until the wine has cooked down. Add in the spinach and stir to combine until the spinach is wilted. Remove the pan from the heat. When the meat mixture is slightly cooled stir in the ricotta cheese, ground nutmeg and minced basil.

Add 1/2 cup tomato sauce to the bottom of your lasagna pan and cover with 1 layer of your no-boil lasagna noodles.

In a small bowl add together all your cheese and toss to combine.

Top the noodles with 1-1/2 cup sauce, 1/3 of the meat/ricotta mixture, and 1 cup of the cheese mixture. Repeat this 2 more times with the noodles, sauce, meat/ricotta mixture and shredded cheese.

Cover the last layer with noodles, remaining sauce, and shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, bake for 15 minutes longer, remove from the oven and let sit for about 10-15 minutes before slicing the lasagna.

24 Responses to “Italian Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna”

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    The Food Hunter — September 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I love everything about this recipe and I want that pan 🙂

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    Alyssa | EverydayMaven — September 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I am so with you on the crispy edges – BEST PART – this looks amaze!

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    jen — September 26, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I love the edges too! I’d definitely be fighting over them with this lasagna. Mushrooms, sausage and spinach just sounds like the perfect filling!

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    Jessica Fasano Formicola — September 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    How does this look?! I am craving a slice and this pan is seriously awesome.

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    Amanda — September 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    This is one fantastic looking lasagna!!

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    Delaney | Melanie Makes — September 26, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    This lasagna looks so delicious!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — September 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I love different twists on lasagna! This looks tasty!

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    christine — September 26, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Oh gosh, this looks like one hearty lasagna. I’m laughing though because while you are a crust girl, I totally dig right into the center so I don’t get crust lol.

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    eat good 4 life — September 27, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Wow, this looks terrific and that Italian lasagna pan….I need to get my hands on it!

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — September 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

    What a great way to change up lasagna!

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    Carol — September 28, 2017 at 2:24 am

    I am so excited for this giveaway! The Lagostina Heritage Lasagnera pan is gorgeous!
    I love it’s sturdiness, handles and beautiful cherry wood cover. I broke my old pan and have had trouble finding one deep enough to make lasagna in.
    I love a meaty lasagna and use hamburger, Italian sausage and sometimes veal. The last time I added a cup of red wine and let it simmer for a couple hours, that added a whole new dimension to the sauce. I also freshly grate whole milk mozzarella and parmesan. That extra step puts it over the top. I also use whole milk ricotta but of coarse I don’t grate that.
    I love your addition of mushrooms to the dish. I will be anxious to try it.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful, functional pan.
    Best wishes,
    Carol

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    Carol — September 28, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I am so excited for this giveaway! The Lagostina Heritage Lasagnera pan is gorgeous! I love it’s sturdiness, handles and beautiful cherry wood cover. I broke my old pan and have had trouble finding one deep enough to make lasagna in.
    I love a meaty lasagna wih ground beef, Italian sausage and sometimes veal. The last time I added a cup of red wine and let it simmer for a couple hours and I think that added a whole new dimension to the sauce. I also freshly shred whole milk mozzarella and parmesan. That extra step puts it over the top. So much better than preshredded. I also use whole milk ricotta.
    I love your addition of mushrooms to the dish. I will be anxious to try it.
    Thankyou for the opportunity to win this beautifuly crafted pan.
    Best wishes,
    Carol

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    Carol — September 28, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Ooops, sorry for double posting. I didn’t think it worked the first time.

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    Tim — September 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Aside from the traditional ingredients, I also like to add some ground sausage mixed in with the beef.

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    Sharon — September 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    We love lasagna made with spicy cajun fresh pork sausage, and tomato sauce made from homegrown tomatoes from the garden, and basil too!

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    Tracie Cooper — September 29, 2017 at 10:57 am

    My hubby and I both love Italian sausage, lots of mushrooms and different cheeses in our lasagna and this recipe would be perfect for our family!

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    Lauren @ Hall Nesting — September 29, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    That pan looks incredible – will definitely have to check out that brand. And anything that makes a hearty lasagna better is a winner in my book!

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    Denise — September 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Favorite thing to add to lasagna? The wine of course!
    Favorite thing to add in the future? This pan!!!

    FYI, the recipe that was handed down in my family used cottage cheese instead of ricotta, probably because ricotta was not to be found in Alaska in the 50s…. I use a different recipe now, but there is definitely nothing wrong with the old one….especially the next day.

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    Latanya — September 29, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Italian sausage

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    Maria — October 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    No ricotta here. Béchamel in my lasagna.

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    Natalie R — October 2, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    This lasagna looks amazing!! I always make my sauce from scratch, easier to infuse flavors that way 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    carol clark — October 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    id bake some chicken and some lasagna in it

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    Jackie — October 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Hi

    What if you don’t have that expensive pan, what other pan can I use for this recipe.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — October 29th, 2017 @ 4:07 pm

      Hi Jackie! You can use a 9×13 casserole dish. Thanks!

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