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Lisa’s Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne

Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne

Lisa has been on a lasagne adventure over the past few weeks. Sunday Dinner Lovers are, after all, Lasagna Lovers too! This recipe is the classic Italian-American version of lasagne. You may have loved the classic Italian version lasagne al forno, but this version, with three cheeses, is the embodiment of the plenty (abbondanza!) that Italian-Americans embraced when they came to the United States. Success means more cheese!!

Everyone at Lisa’s table loves this recipe- it’s satisfying, filling, and just plain good! Make it with Lisa’s Authentic Classic Tomato sauce, or buy Lisa’s cookbook, “Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?”, to follow the recipe for her Classic Red.

As Lisa always says, Buon Appetito Tutti a Tavola!

Watch Lisa make this recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel.

Lisa’s Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne Ingredients:

Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne2 lbs excellent quality imported lasagne noodles

1 jar Lisa’s Italian Sunday Sauces Authentic Classic Tomato (you can also make Lisa’s Classic Red Sauce from her recipe in “Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?”)

20 oz of shredded, whole milk mozzarella

30 oz of whole milk ricotta

3 eggs

2 cups grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Salt, Pepper

1 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley

Lisa’s Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne Directions:

Place the ricotta in a bowl. Add the three eggs, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and a fistful of chopped Italian flat leaf parsley. Mix well.

Cook the 2 lbs of lasagne noodles for 5 minutes. Drain immediately in cold water and place on cotton kitchen towels to dry. Begin assembly of the lasagne in a deep dish lasagna pan by coating the bottom of the pan with the classic red tomato sauce. Follow with a layer (2 layers of noodles in each layer of lasagna). Then the ricotta mixture on top of the lasagna noodles, then the shredded mozzarella then the grated Parmigiano. Repeat. Repeat.

Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne

When the pan is full and you reach your last layer of noodles, top with tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella and grated Parmigiano.

Bake at 350 degree for 35 minutes.

Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne

Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne

About the Author
Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!