(19 oz.) Johnsonville® Italian Hot Sausage Links
(26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
(15 oz.) ricotta or cottage cheese
dried parsley flakes
(16 oz.) mozzarella cheese, shredded
Parmesan cheese, shredded (optional)
black olives, sliced (optional)
Pan-fry or broil sausage according to package directions.
Cut sausage in half lengthwise; cut into 1/4-in. slices.
In a large skillet, combine the sausage, spaghetti sauce and water.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, parsley and oregano.
Spread one third of the sauce mixture over the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
Layer with half of the noodles and half the ricotta cheese mixture.
Sprinkle with half the mozzarella cheese.
Top with a third of the sauce.
Layer with the remaining noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese.
Top with the remaining sauce.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and black olives if desired.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Remove lasagna from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Bake, uncovered, at 350˚ for about 1 hour or until noodles are tender and sauce is bubbly.
Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.