Hearty Sausage Lasagne Recipe

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Summary

Cooking Time1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings8
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Hard salami/Cotto salami16 Ounce (2 Packets Of 8 Ounce Each)
 Tomatoes1 Pound
 Tomato paste1 Can (10 oz)
 Onion1 , cut in 2 inch slices
 Celery1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/2 Inch Length)
 Parsley sprigs4 (Without Stems)
 Basil2 Teaspoon
 Oregano1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Tobasco sauce2 Dash
 Bacon pieces1⁄4 Pound (1 Inch Pieces)
 Lasagna noodles1⁄2 Pound, cooked, drained
 Sliced ricotta cheese/Drained large curd cottage cheese1 Pound
 Mozzarella cheese8 Ounce, sliced (1 Packet)
 Grated parmesan cheese3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), grated in blender

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 661 Calories from Fat 363

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.8%

Saturated Fat 18.5 g92.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 142.5 mg47.5%

Sodium 2218.6 mg92.4%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 4 g15.9%

Sugars 7.8 g

Protein 42 g83.5%

Vitamin A 34.5% Vitamin C 29.9%

Calcium 43.4% Iron 15%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350F.

MAKING
2) Take 6 slices of the sausage meat and chop them into quarters. Chop the remaining meat into 3/4-inch squares.
3) Into the blender add in the 3/4-inch sausage pieces. With the Puree blade on, pulse about 6 times to finely chop the meat. Transfer the blended meat into a bowl.
4) Into the blender, add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, celery, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and tobasco sauce. Coarsely chop the onion using the Puree blade.
5) Into a saucepan, add in the pureed mix. Drop the chopped meat in, next. Cook the mixture on low heat by simmering for about 20 minutes.
6) In a skillet, fry the bacon strip till they become crisp. Drain them on paper towels.
7) Pour the bacon drippings into the simmering sauce.
8) Take a shallow 2-quart casserole. Spread about 1/3 of the sauce on the bottom. Next, add in layers 1/2 o the noodles, 1/2 of the ricotta or cottage cheese, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of the parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers.
9) Pour the leftover sauce on top. Garnish with the quartered salami meat. Sprinkle leftover parmesan cheese on top.
10) Bake the lasagna for about 30 to 40 minutes, until the cheese starts to bubble and turn brown.

SERVING
11) Slice the Sausage Lasagna and serve individual portions.
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