I recently joined My Kitchen My World group – where we make a dish once a week (participate at least twice a month) from another country. The most recent week was home! Now some people will say Lasagna is not American – but in our home, its a favorite of Grumpy’s so this is my post for MKMW – as Lasagna will always be a part of my kitchen and my world forever!

I never make lasagna the same way and me, being me, wanted to “experiment” and make it all from scratch all on my own using the basic knowledge I have about lasagna making. It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself!. I think I would next time add a little more red pepper flakes for a little more heat in the sauce (but that is because I love heat!).

Everyone enjoyed it – Chris, Justin, & Sam (a friend of the boys who came over for dinner with them and my former student worker at work!). Justin was giving me a hard time telling me it was awful….even though he sat there eating it. My kids love to aggravate me – especially Justin! I wonder where on earth they got that trait from? lol). Grumpy enjoyed it and I guess that is what mattered most to me – although he didn’t tell me it was mind blowing delicious, he did say it was good. (all of us cooks/bakers want to be told how mind blowingly delicious our food is – just in case you didn’t know). At least my kids tell everyone what a great cook their mom is! One of Christopher’s friends recently told me that all Chris talks about is making sure he gets home in time for dinner. God love that boy! he he. Chris even called me at work one day to get my blog web address to give his boss at work! My kids are my best promoters!

HoneyB’s Sausage, Mushroom & Onion Lasagna

1 lb Italian Sweet Sausage
16 oz package mushrooms, wiped clean and chopped
1/2 medium onion, diced
1-1/2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
1 cup 2% cottage cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 lb part skim mozzarella cheese (2/3 shredded, 1/3 thinly sliced)
1 egg, beaten
15 lasagna noodles
HoneyB’s Homemade Pasta sauce

Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions. Once cooked, I rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, then store in pan with cold water to cover so they do not dry out until I am ready to assemble the lasagna.

Saute the mushrooms, onions, and sausage until sausage is done. Remove from pan and set aside.

In a mixing bowl combine the ricotta, cottage, Parmesan, and 1/3 of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Add the parsley and egg and stir until well blended. Set aside.

Assembling the lasagna:

Spoon some sauce to cover the bottom of the lasagna pan (I use a 9×13 pan). Using 5 lasagna noodles, lay noodles to cover sauce. Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture over top. Layer 1/2 of the meat mixture over top of the cheese, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and cover with sauce. Repeat layer. For the top layer, spread with last 1/3 of cheese mixture, spread with sauce. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Remove foil, place slices of mozzarella cheese on top and bake another 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let set at least 15 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy~

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. sefa firdaus August 18, 2008 at 7:07 am - Reply

    hmmmmmmmm you make me crave for lasagna 🙂

  2. Jenny August 18, 2008 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Ahhhh, I could seriously eat lasagna everyday, yours looks perfect girl! What a cool new group, I just might have to check it out.

  3. Prudy August 18, 2008 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    That looks insanely good and you made your own sauce with homegrown tomatoes so I know it’s got to be over the top fantastic.

  4. Deborah August 18, 2008 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Lasagna has to be one of my favorite dishes. Now I want some for dinner!

  5. Bellini Valli August 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Your lasagna sounds like something the kids could brag about:D

  6. Andrea August 18, 2008 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Your lasagna looks amazing! I’m making lasagna today for my husband since it’s one of his favorite dishes. I bet yours tasted amazing with the home grown sauce! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  7. noble pig August 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    This is just yummy! Wow, that cheese! Sinful.

  8. Stephanie August 18, 2008 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Wow, that is a seriously delicious-looking lasagna!

  9. Natashya August 19, 2008 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Somehow I missed this on Saturday.
    I love lasagna, I think it is one of the most wonderful dishes in the world.
    Yours looks so cheesy and inviting – no wonder your son loves your cooking so much.

  10. Kevin August 20, 2008 at 1:17 am - Reply

    That lasagna looks good! I like to experiment with my pasta sauces as well.

  11. Carrie August 20, 2008 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Mmmm…I love lasagna, it’s one of my favourite foods!

  12. Susie August 23, 2008 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Shelby – I’ve never seen a pic of lasagna looks so appetizingly beautiful! I’m serious, not in magazines or anything. It looks perfectly gooey and yummy!

  13. Jude August 24, 2008 at 2:44 am - Reply

    Delicious looking lasagne. I wish I had a square right now.

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