Embracing a Healthy Family: Valentine's Day Dinner at Home with Lasagna

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home with Lasagna

Are you one of the brave ones who goes out to dinner on Valentine's Day or do you put your culinary skills to work?  I prefer to make my own meals even though going out every now and then is nice.  This year, it's just the girls and I so I'm planning on making lasagna.  I had no idea what I would make until I received an e-mail with this delicious sounding recipe for Johnsonville Italian Sausage Lasagna.  I'm already drooling as I love sausage and I love lasagna.  This will make the perfect family meal for myself and my two little Valentine's!

There is even a video to help you make this wonderful dish.  Watch as Joe shows how incredibly easy it is to make a home cooked meal from scratch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHyBIO1EseI




Just click here for the Johnsonville's Italian Sausage Lasagna recipe or you can copy it from here:


Italian Sausage Lasagna


Italian Sausage Lasagna

Submitted by: The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
Makes: 6-8 servings
Cooking Time: 45m

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • olive oil
  • (16 oz.) Johnsonville® Italian Ground Sausage
  • onion
  • garlic, chopped
  • (24 oz.) marinara sauce
  • ricotta cheese
  • egg
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • fresh spinach, lightly packed and chopped
  • mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • dried oregano

PREPARATION:
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain, lightly oil and set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan, sauté the sausage, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink.
  • Add onion and garlic and continue sautéing for another 4 minutes until the sausage is cooked through.
  • Add marinara sauce to the sausage mixture and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese, egg, ó cup of the Parmesan cheese and the chopped spinach; set aside.
  • Coat a 9x13” baking dish with olive oil and spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture on the bottom.
  • Top with 3 lasagna noodles. 
  • Spread the ricotta cheese mixture on the noodles and layer on 1 cup of the sauce mixture. 
  • Sprinkle ½ cup mozzarella cheese over this. Repeat this process three more times starting with the noodles and finish with the remaining ó cup of Parmesan cheese.
  • Sprinkle with oregano.
Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.



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Elena said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Deeanne B. said...

Mmm, looks fabulous for done in 45 mins! Lasagna's a fave.