Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Homemade Lasanga

First, get started on the sauce. That is the biggest time consumer. Of course, you can use jarred sauce as well and eliminate this step.
  • 12 lasagna noodles, (I use oven ready)
  • 1 16-ounce package Italian sausage
  • 16 ounces (at least) marinara or pasta sauce
  • 1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese (I use part skim)
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Prepare noodles according to package directions if not using oven ready noodles. Sauté Italian sausage in a skillet until sausage is browned; drain. Add pasta sauce to sausage and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese, egg and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  3. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and spread 1 cup sauce mixture on the bottom. Top with lasagna noodles. Spread 1/4 cup ricotta cheese mixture on noodles and layer on 1 cup sauce mixture. Sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat this whole process three more times starting with the noodles; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to finish.
  4. Bake covered with foil at 375 for 50 minutes until hot and bubbly. Uncover and bake 10 more minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes before cutting/serving.
Serves 6 to 8

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