Thursday, August 19, 2010


This is my favorite lasagne recipe.  If I have enough time, I always try it to make it this way.  The recipe originates from Great Good Food  by Julee Rosso.  

3/4 lb. Italian sausage (low-fat version use turkey sausage), casing removed
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp. finely minced garlic
1/2 lb. mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 cups chopped canned Italian tomatoes
3 ounces tomato paste
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh Italian parsley 
1/4 tsp. fennel seeds
crushed red pepper flakes
Freshly ground pepper
9 lasagne noodles, cooked according to package directions, drained
1/2 lb. part-skim mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 lb. low-fat ricotta (low-fat cottage cheese), drained
1 cup Parmesan shards, grated large

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, brown the sausage until it is no longer pink, breaking the pieces with the back of a fork.  Add the onion, garlic, and mushrooms, and saute', stirring, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, the tomato paste, 1/4 cup water, and all the seasonings.  Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 1 to 1-1/2 hours stirring occasionally.  (The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated or frozen.)
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray or wipe a 7 x 11 baking dish with oil.
  4. Coat the baking dish with a little sauce.  Cover with three lasagne noodles and cover the noodles with half the mozarella, then half the ricotta; sprinkle with a third of the Parmesan.  Spoon on just enough sauce to cover.  Repeat with noodles, cheeses, and sauce.  End with a third layer of noodles, sauce, and the remaining Parmesan.  Bake, covered, for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake for 15 minutes longer.  Let the lasagne stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Serves: 6
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Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Yum Sherry...I will try this for sure...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Yummm lasagne is a big favorite in our house!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have this cookbook and I love it {as well as all of the Silver Palette cookbooks}. I have to try this!


Renée said...

Looks delicious!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Lasagna is a total comfort food in our house. The kids love it and I recently taught my oldest daughter how to make it - and she delighted me by making it for my latest birthday dinner.


nannykim said...

I love lasagna too. I am gluten free now so I have to use the GF noodles which are quite good. I also don't use cheese or meat in it! You may think, what is left?? Ha. I found a very good vegan recipe thankfully!

nannykim said...

checking the comment thing

Unknown said...

Oh, COMFORT food!!


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Sue said...

Really homemade...yummy. I find myself taking too many shortcuts with pasta these days. There is really nothing quite like the good stuff. This would be delcious.

Jeanne Henriques said...

I love collecting lasagne recipes...this one looks great. The fennel seeds are an interesting touch. I have this book and never noticed it before. So glad you tried it!!

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