Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Every year for our Anniversary I make lasagna. Of course I make it quite frequently throughout the year too – but its Hubby’s favorite meal, so he always gets it on our Anniversary!
1 box of lasagna noodles
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesean cheese
1 egg
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 pound of Italian turkey sausage
about 4-5 cups of spaghetti sauce***

Mix ricotta, parmesean and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese with the egg and seasoning in a large bowl.

Crumble turkey sausage and brown – add about 1 cup of sauce and simmer.

Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray, pour about 1/2 cup sauce in the bottom.  Place hard lasagna noodles to cover the bottom of the pan.

Spread cheese mix over the noodles and then add another layer of noodles.  Spread turkey sausage over noodles, add another layer of noodles.

Pour the rest of the sauce over the top of the lasagna and sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top. 
Cover with foil and REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT!!!  This is essential if you don’t want hard noodles, remember we didn’t cook them.   You can also throw it in the freezer just as is and take it out the night before you plan to cook it.

When you’re ready to cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees and cook about 45 minutes, remove foil and brown the top.  Remove and let sit about 15 minutes before serving.

I usually serve this with the garlic bread knots! YUM!
***I make my own sauce, which I will post a recipe later, feel free to use any sauce you make or buy from the store.