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Deep Dish Lasagna

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INGREDIENTS
    • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
    • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
    • 2/3 cup chopped onions
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
    • 3 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
    • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
    • 1 pound part-skim ricotta cheese
    • 1 (10 ounce) package chopped spinach, thawed and squeeze dried
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. In skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage with the onions, garlic and 1/2 the parsley; drain excess fat. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning, oregano, and basil; mix well. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes; stirring occasionally.
    4. In a bowl, combine remaining parsley and ricotta, spinach, Parmesan, eggs, garlic salt, and pepper; mix well.
    5. Spread 2 cups sauce in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Begin layering with 4 noodles, 1/2 cheese mix, 1/3 remaining sauce, and 1 cup mozzarella. Repeat this layer again; the last layer will be noodles, sauce and mozzarella cheese. Cover pan with aluminum foil.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil; bake, uncovered, an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.