Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sausage Lasagna

Ok so this one is not that healthy but sometimes one just has to splurge and this is a splurge.

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 pounds Italian sausage

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small can tomato paste

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

2 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons flour

1 cup milk

pinch nutmeg

1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

1 cup smoked cheese, grated (almost any smoked cheese will work, I use a Colby jack)

Lasagna noodles (this one I made my own, it is worth it because homemade is richer)

In a Large sauce pan, over medium heat, add oil and chopped onion and saute for about 5 minutes. Add in the pork and brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for a few more minutes, scoop in the past and stir it into the meat and let it darken just a little. Add in the tomatoes and simmer the sauce on low while making the B├ęchamel

In another pan met butter, add flour and cook until it smells nutty. Add milk and cook until it comes to a boil and think. Remove from heat and add nutmeg.

Preheat oven to 375F

Layer: place a small amount of sauce in bottom of a baking dish to keep pasta from sticking then layer uncooked noodles, meat sauce, B├ęchamel , cheese and keep this order until pan is full or all the elements are gone ending with cheese. Bake for about 1 hour. if lasagna gets dry add a little milk. If using wheat noodles precook the noodles.


winedeb said...

Too funny that you posted this Shayne as we just finished off a big platter of lasagna ourselves. Every once in awhile we must splurge and we did! Yours looks yummy!

Emiline said...

Your lasagna looks terrific. I love how the pasta doesn't look overcooked.
I've been wanting to try smoked mozzarella in some Italian dishes, but it's so expensive here. Have you tried it?

Shayne said...

I have not had the chance to try smoked mozzarella but bet it would be really good.

Deb, thank you and that is funny.

katiez said...

If you're going to go for it...go!
This looks wonderful. Smoked cheese...yum!