According to the Bishea twins, Momma Mary Rita was not a regular gourmet but her lasagna makes up for all of those chickens she baked in milk. We've had it and it's true! This lasagna is hands down one of the best we've had.
Momma Mary Rita's Lasagna
Why it's on our list
When identical twins, Mary & Emily Bishea came on the podcast to talk about Momma Mary Rita, they praised many things about her but cooking was not one of them. However, her infamous lasagna recipe was the exception and we are living proof that it truly is a PD! (*panty dropper). Courtney first had the lasagna when younger twin, Mary Margaret served it at a moms night dinner party, years ago. It was so delicious that it's now Courtney's go to lasagna recipe when she needs one.
Here at Hey Sis, Eat This, we believe that a good cook only needs a couple of recipes in their repertoire that they do well. Momma Mary Rita checks that box with this one! Pour yourself a glass of chianti and cheers yourself to a lasagna well done!
1 package of lasagna noodles
1 lb ground beef
1 lb sausage
2 jars of pasta sauce
2 cups ricotta cheese
3 cups or more of shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 eggs beaten
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Boil noodles and drain and them. Separate noodles on greased cookie sheet so they don't stick together.
In large skillet brown beef and ground sausage, drain.
Add pasta sauce to meat and simmer about 15 mins until hot.
In medium bowl combine ricotta, mozzarella, eggs, salt & pepper.
Pour 1 cup of sauce on the bottom for a prepared lasagna pan or baking dish.
Add a layer of noodles, meat sauce and 1/3 cheese mixture and repeat until top layer is the remaining cheese.
Bake in oven 45 min covered with foil.
Uncover for 10 minutes or until bubbly
Let the lasagna sit after you take it out of the oven because it needs to set.
* Note from Momma Mary Rita
Have fun. It is not that hard . Just figure out about how many noodles you need to cover you pan 3 times. I some time cook two extra to be safe!
Serve it up!
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