Saturday, November 21, 2009

Laura's Lasagna

Yum, a warm comforting meal. This is a family favorite. The recipe make a large pan and can serve 7 to 10 people, perfect for a large gathering. Lasagna goes perfectly with a big green salad, crusty baguette bread and a good Chianti.


1 box of lasagna noodles
1 lb. of italian sausage sweet or spicy (I use Whole Foods spicy chicken italian sausage)
1 large tub of ricotta cheese (part skim)
3 large fresh balls of mozzarella, sliced
1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese

2 Tbs. of basil pesto
1 whole roasted garlic
A large bunch of fresh basil, julienned

2 jars of tomato sauce (I use Classico brand)
Salt & pepper, to taste


In a large pot boil water, add noodles let cook to al dente.
In a large bowl mix ricotta, parmesan, basil, pesto, garlic, and salt and pepper. Mix and set aside.
Remove casings from sausage and crumble in a medium saucepan until meat is cooked throughly.

In a large lasagna dish start layering your lasagna. Noodles first, ricotta cheese mixture second, then mozzarella slices, last add the sauce and meat. Repeat until all the ingredients are gone. Make sure you end with tomato sauce on top. Sprinkle the top with extra parmesan. Bake uncovered at 425-450 for 45min, or until brown and bubbly.




  1. Oh man... I can't wait to try this. My mouth is watering!

  2. Laura - this looks mouth watering goooood...I am going to try this next week with some guests I'm having from NYC!!! :)

  3. Ooo, adding the basil pesto, nice touch. I love basil. Have you ever tried the no-boil noodles in your lasagna? I've liked those and they turn out tender


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