ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Recipe for Italian Sausage Lasagna With Roasted Garlic

Updated on February 7, 2019
Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty collects various recipes from past generations and is interested in early American History, the Civil War, and the 19th century.

Lasagna topped with fresh basil.
Lasagna topped with fresh basil. | Source

Variety in a Sausage Recipe

This is an excellent recipe that uses roasted garlic with Italian sweet sausage. However, hot or mild sausage can be substituted, if that is more to your liking.

Any of the sausages you find in the local marketplace can be used with a good result. Sometimes I use a combination of two varieties of sausage for a different flavor.

Occasionally, I use half sausage and half meatballs made from ground chuck or even ground sirloin in the recipe for a slightly different enjoyable flavor.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and serve the dish often.

The name "Lasagna" and "Lasagne” (plural) comes from the original Greek word "Laganon" or λάγανον. This is the first type of pasta known to the discipline of food anthropology. Laganon became pastitsio in Greece, both made from layers of wide, sliced pasta and sauce.

Sausage varieties in a market.
Sausage varieties in a market. | Source

Very Clean Tools and Utensils Required

  • A sanitized counter top. To ensure cleanliness in this day of new viral and bacterial diseases, use sanitizing spray or an alternative of little bleach in a gallon of water.
  • A large cooking pot for sauce, with a well-fitting lid
  • A lasagna pan, either metal or glass and rectangular in a common size of 13 inches by 9 inches and 2 inches high.
  • A clean cutting board. Please use a well-washed and dried board that has not be used for chicken or other fowl that may subject diners to salmonella.
  • Clean, sharp knives
  • A large mixing bowl
  • Aluminum foil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), preferably in spray form

Click thumbnail to view full-size
A lasagna with 17 layers.
A lasagna with 17 layers.
A lasagna with 17 layers. | Source

Ingredients for Tomato-Garlic Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil [EVOO]
  • 1 pound sweet or hot (or a combination) Italian sausages with the casings removed. You may also find bulk sausage at the local market.
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 5 large garlic cloves, roasted and chopped coarse. roast them under your oven broiler until they arrive at the desired done-ness, or on top of an outdoor grill.
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1, 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes. The tomatoes can be "Italian style with spices or peppers" or the newer delicious fire-roasted crushed tomatoes that a few stores carry - ask the store manager if you cannot find them.
  • 1, 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion (with jalapeno if you like extra-spicy)

Lasagna Doppia Riccia, cooked
Lasagna Doppia Riccia, cooked | Source

Instructions

  1. Heat the EVOO in a heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Next, caramelize the onions.
  3. Next, add the sausage and spices.
  4. Sauté the mixture until sausage is cooked through, breaking the sausage into smaller pieces.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes with all their juices.
  6. Bring your cooking pot to a hard boil and reduce the heat to medium.
  7. Add garlic, stir, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, covered.
  8. Taste-test and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Baked lasagna
Baked lasagna | Source

Lasagna Filling and Final Preparation

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cups Ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Chop the fresh basil moderately fine and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan, eggs, salt, and pepper.
  3. Mix everything in the bowl together until a mixture is well-blended and still chunky. Do not over mix.

Prepare noodles for the lasagna pan:

  1. Set aside 12 no-boil lasagna noodles (or boil-able if that is what you have - just boil and drain)
  2. Measure 3 cups grated Mozzarella cheese
  3. Measure 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Next Steps

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, if you are using a glass pan. A metal pan will need a higher heat by 25 - 50 degrees F.
  2. Spread 1 1/4 cups sauce in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking pan.
  3. Place 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.
  4. Drop 1 1/2 cups of the filling over the noodles, then spread evenly.
  5. Next, sprinkle the top of the filling with 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  6. Repeat layers of the sauce, noodles, filling, and cheeses; twice more.
  7. Top with remaining 3 noodles and cover with remaining sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
  9. Spray large piece of foil with nonstick olive oil spray and cover the lasagna with the foil, sprayed side down.
  10. Bake the lasagna 40 minutes.

After 40 minutes

  1. Carefully uncover the pan and increase oven temperature to 400°F.
  2. Bake until the noodles are tender and sauce bubbles, or about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and place on counter atop a towel to cool.
  4. Let stand 15 minutes and serve.

Just for Fun

Like Garfield, this smart cat is ready for lasanga.
Like Garfield, this smart cat is ready for lasanga. | Source
A Lasagna Coloring Page
A Lasagna Coloring Page | Source

Sources

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2007 Patty Inglish MS

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)