Hearty Sausage Lasagne

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Nov. 10, 2011

Ingredients

Hard salami/Cotto salami 16 Ounce (2 Packets Of 8 Ounce Each)
Tomatoes 1 Pound
Tomato paste 1 Can (10 oz)
Onion 1 , cut in 2 inch slices
Celery 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/2 Inch Length)
Parsley sprigs 4 (Without Stems)
Basil 2 Teaspoon
Oregano 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Tobasco sauce 2 Dash
Bacon pieces 1/4 Pound (1 Inch Pieces)
Lasagna noodles 1/2 Pound , cooked, drained
Sliced ricotta cheese/Drained large curd cottage cheese 1 Pound
Mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce , sliced (1 Packet)
Grated parmesan cheese 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , grated in blender

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 70 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 661Calories from Fat 363

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.5%

Saturated Fat 18 g90%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2218 mg92.42%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 42 g84%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet