Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Could it be (that I could make lasagna)?

This recipe purports to be super easy, yes even foolproof! I have most of the stuff I need to make it so I'm going to give this one a try. I am afraid I have been spoiled with the best lasagna in the world (my sister-in-law, well ex now, makes the world's best lasagna and she'd always make me a dish of it when she cooked it for her kids) but maybe this will be a good place for me to start!


1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 pint ricotta cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
12 no-boil lasagna noodles
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until brown and the juices run clear. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine ricotta, egg, basil, thyme, garlic powder, oregano and half the shredded mozzarella. Mix well, and set aside.

Coat the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with a little of the spaghetti sauce. Place three noodles in the bottom of the pan, not touching. Spread a layer of the ricotta mixture, a layer of sausage, and a layer of spaghetti sauce over the noodles. Repeat two more times. Top with the reserved mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover with foil.

Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, remove foil and bake 15 minutes more, until golden and bubbly.

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