Saturday, June 27, 2020

Lasagna with Sausage

1 box lasagna noodles (12 noodles)
1 jar marinara sauce
4 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. mild Italian sausage
1 large onion, diced
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
15 oz. container ricotta cheese
16 oz mozzarella cheese
1/2 C. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. In a large skillet, sauté onion in olive oil for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add sausage and cook for 6-8 minutes, until browned and cooked through.
  5. Add sauce and bring to a simmer.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. Stir in ricotta, season with salt and pepper, fold in basil.
  8. Cover the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish with sauce/sausage/cheese mixture.
  9. Top with one layer of lasagna noodles.
  10. Cover with sausage/sauce/cheese mixture, sprinkle with mozzarella.
  11. Repeat for a total of 4 layers.
  12. Sprinkle with Parmigiano over the top layer.
  13. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbling and slightly browning in the corners.
  14. Remove lasagna from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before serving.

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