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Italian Sausage Lasagna

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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Italian Sausage Lasagna from the Betty Crocker site!

Italian Sausage Lasagna

You Need:

1
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, crushed
3
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon sugar
2
cups Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes (from 28-oz can), undrained
1
can (15 oz) Muir Glen® organic tomato sauce
12
uncooked lasagna noodles (12 oz)
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese or small-curd cottage cheese (2 cups)
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese

To Make:

  • 1In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2Stir in 2 tablespoons of the parsley, the basil, sugar, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered about 45 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 3Heat oven to 350ºF. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package.
  • 4In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, remaining 1 tablespoon parsley and the oregano.
  • 5Spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top with 4 noodles. Spread 1 cup of the cheese mixture over noodles; spread with 1 cup of the sauce mixture. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat with 4 noodles, the remaining cheese mixture, 1 cup of the sauce mixture and 2/3 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining noodles and sauce mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • 6Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake about 15 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

Tips:

Leftover lasagna freezes well. Wrap individual portions tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap again with aluminum foil. You need only unwrap and thoroughly reheat to enjoy an instant lasagna fix!

Put this recipe together lickety-split using 5 cups (40 ounces) of your favorite regular (do not use thick or extra-thick varieties) spaghetti sauce with meat instead of the first eight ingredients.

If your family likes lasagna with a milder flavor, use ground beef instead of the bulk Italian sausage.

Info:

  • PREP TIME 1 Hr 10 Min
  • TOTAL TIME 2 Hr 10 Min
  • SERVINGS 8
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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Replies (1-3):
delanna6two
by Silver Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

love lasagna!

snuggiewoogie
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

 Yummy :)

elijahsmama09
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM

I always make my lasagna, spaghetti, etc with sausage instead of ground beef...it tastes so much more flavorful. 

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