Punalu‘u Sweet Bread Lasagna

Recipe Details


  • 1 24 oz. Punalu‘u Traditional Sweet Bread
  • 1 lb. Ground beef, pork, turkey or Italian sausage
  • 4 cup marinara (spaghetti sauce)
  • 12 oz. Grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup Romano cheese (or parmesan)
  • 16 oz. Ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese)
  • 2 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Fennel seed
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • Butter
  • Pepper


Butter the bottom of a 10 in. × 10 in. or 9 in. × 12 in. casserole dish. Line the bottom with 1-inch slices of Punalu‘u Traditional Sweet Bread. Brown meat & drain fat. Evenly spread meat over bread. Place 2 cups marinara sauce over meat. Sprinkle half of Romano cheese over meat. Cover with 1-inch slices of bread. Sprinkle fennel, oregano & pepper on bread; add ricotta & spread evenly; add sliced mushrooms. Cover with remaining marinara sauce & sprinkle remaining Romano over the top. Bake at 325 for 30–40 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.