Total Time: 2 hours

Servings: 12



  • 1 lb ground bulk hot Italian sausage


  • 4 cups smoked marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 12 no-boil or oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 16-ounce container whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 2 cups packed tight)



  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees.
  • Place sausage spread out on a large foil-lined cookie sheet in small clumps.
  • Smoke for 60 minutes and remove. Look for a darker color on the exterior while still moist. It will continue cooking in the lasagna.


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1-tablespoon olive oil and the smoked sausage. Add 4 cups of the smoked tomato marinara sauce and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Mix together and let cook 5 minutes to combine.
  • In a medium bowl combine the ricotta, egg, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Spread ½ cup of the tomato sauce evenly on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Layer with 3 lasagna noodles. Spread ⅓ of the ricotta mixture over the noodles. Add ⅓ of the mozzarella, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, and 1 cup of the smoked tomato sauce.
  • Repeat with noodles, ricotta mix, cheeses, and sauce 2 more times. Cover with 3 noodles. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and sauce. Cover with foil.
  • Bake lasagna, covered with foil, for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 more minutes, until heated through and liquid is bubbly. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

Propane Smoker Safety

  1. Read and follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual
  2. Position your smoker in a safe location, at least 5 feet from the house and clear of any outdoor decorations and/or furniture.
  3. Check your tank and hoses for leaks
  4. Follow proper ignition practices
  5. Be present and check your smoker often
  6. Be aware of Fire knowledge & safety, make sure to have an extinguisher on hand!
  7. Be aware of smoke and the harm it can cause 

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