Spicy Spinach Sausage Lasagna

Spicy Spinach Sausage Lasagna
Spicy Spinach Sausage Lasagna

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    tbsp olive oil

  • 1

    small yellow onion, chopped

  • 3

    cloves garlic, pressed

  • 3/4

    lb. spicy lean Italian sausage, casing removed

  • 3/4

    lb. sweet lean Italian sausage, casing removed

  • 1

    28 oz. can crushed tomatoes in tomato puree

  • 1

    6 oz. can tomato paste

  • 1/4

    cup fresh parsley, chopped (separate out 2 tbsp)

  • 1/2

    cup fresh basil, chopped

  • 1/2

    lb. lasagna noodles

  • 1

    10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and strained really well

  • 16

    oz. ricotta cheese

  • 1

    cup grated Parmesan

  • 1

    egg, lightly beaten

  • 2

    cups (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella

  • Salt and pepper

  • Approximately 1/4 cup powdered Parmesan for topping

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan – add the chopped onions and cook over medium heat until they’re translucent, about 5 minutes, then add in the garlic and cook just until fragrant Add the sausage and cook until it’s no longer pink – keep breaking it up into small pieces with the back of the spoon Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tbsp parsley, basil, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper Simmer uncovered over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, until it has thickened While that’s simmering, soak the lasagna noodles in the hottest tap water for 20 minutes In a medium bowl combine the chopped spinach with the ricotta, Parmesan, egg, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper – set aside Spoon 1/3 of the sauce into a 9×12 in. baking dish – spread it evenly across the bottom of the dish Next, place a layer of 1/2 the noodles on top of the sauce Sprinkle the 1 cup of mozzarella cheese next and spoon 1/2 of the spinach mixture on top of that – try to distribute the cheeses in one layer as evenly as possible Top the cheese with another 1/3 of the sauce and then the other 1/2 of the noodles, and then the spinach mixture Lastly spread the rest of the sauce evenly on top and sprinkle with an even layer of powdered Parmesan Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling

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