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Mom made this awesome lasagna for Sunday dinner

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by The Pontificator, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    Dayum it was delizioso!

    Sorry for the formatting of the recipe in the text file. How come it looks like that?
     
  2. MrsKitty

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    Lasagna with Turkey Sausage

    Serves: 8

    2 TBS olive oil
    1 cup chopped yellow onion
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 1/2 lbs. sweet italian turkey sausage, casings removed
    1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes in tomato puree
    1 6-oz. can tomato paste
    1 tsp. fennel seed
    1/2 tsp. dried hot pepper flakes
    1/4 cup chopped fresh leaf flat parsley, divided
    1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
    Kosher or Sea Salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 lb. lasagna noodles
    15 oz. ricotta cheese
    3-4 oz. creamy goat cheese, crumbled
    1 cup grated parmesan cheese plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
    1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
    1 lb. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat until translucent.

    Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.

    Add the sausage and cook over medium-low heat, breaking it up with a fork, for 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of the chopped parsley, the basil, the fennel seed, the dried hot pepper flakes,1-1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoons of black pepper. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes until thickened.

    Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with the hottest tap water. Add the lasagna noodles and allow them to sit in the water for 20 minutes. Drain.

    In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, goat cheese, 1 cup of Parmesan, the egg, the remaining 2 Tablespoons of parsley, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Set Aside.

    Ladle 1/3 of the sauce into a 9x12x2-inch rectangular baking dish, spreading the sauce over the bottom of the dish. Then add the layers as follows: half the pasta, half the mozzarella, half the ricotta mixture, and one third of the sauce. Add the rest of the pasta, mozzarella, ricotta, and finally, sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.

    Bake for 30 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling.