11.19.2012

Mel's Italian Sausage Lasanga

I was so excited when I was asked to be a part of the Del Monte Enjoy Life More campaign.
I love using Del Monte Canned Fruits & Vegetables when I cook and I have a wonderful recipe to share with you.
When Kevin and I got married, I had never lived on my own.
I went from graduating college to getting engaged, and I lived at home until we got married.
My first time (besides college) living on my own was when I got married.
I was so excited to have my own kitchen & be in charge of making & creating meals for Kevin and me.
I grew up in a home where my mom made homemade meals every night and I valued that.
As a newlywed, that is something I knew I wanted to do. Make dinner every night.
I remember the first homemade meal I made for Kevin.
Homemade Lasagna was one of his favorite meals, so I wanted to make sure I could make it.
It took some trial & error to get my recipe just right, but after our first year of marriage, I had mastered Lasagna and created a recipe that I was proud of and that my husband loved.
I hope you love it also!
 Here is what you need:
-Lasagna noodles
- Package of Italian Sausage
-Container of fresh mushrooms
- Container of Ricotta Cheese
- 4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
-Grated Parmesan Cheese
-2 cans Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano
-1 Large Can/Jar of  Pasta Sauce
This is the Sausage I always use, it's sweet Italian. But, any Italian Sausage will do!
Cut up your sausage into chunks:
Brown the sausage in a skillet:
After it is cooked all the way through, drain the excess grease.
In the same skillet, add the cans of diced tomatoes & can of Pasta Sauce to the sausage.
Then add the fresh mushrooms (If you don't like mushrooms, don't add them!)
Stir everything together.
Yum!
Cover & let simmer for an hour.
After an hour, your sauce is already to go!
In a 9x13 pan, spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom:
Now it's time to layer up your Lasagna! I use these noodles because you don't have to boil them.
Layer Noodles, then more Sauce:
Then sprinkle on Mozzarella cheese & Parmesan cheese:
Then dollop on your Ricotta Cheese. You will use the entire container on this layer.
Add another layer of noodles:
More Sauce:
More Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheese:
Add a final layer of noodles:
The remaining sauce:
And top with the rest of the cheese.
Cover with foil & Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Take off the foil & bake for another 15 minutes so the cheese can get nice a browned:
YUM.
I always serve with Caesar Salad & a glass of wine!
This is one of our favorite meals, especially during the fall & winter months.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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  4. One of my favorite meals to make for my family is individual pot pies! It's a great comfort food but with a few modifications quickly becomes a very healthy meal that my family loves. I use diced up chicken breasts with plenty of veggies and a whole wheat crust. I know that my kiddos are getting a healthy meal that we all enjoy!

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  6. I love making a good crock pot soup like Zuppa Toscana and omitting the cream at the end to make it healthier without taking away from the taste. I also sneak in hot turkey sausage instead of regular and make it healthier that way, too.

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  7. I love roast in a crock pot with all of the yummy veggies. The house smells great, and I love coming home to a dinner that is waiting on me!

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  8. my fave is an asain salad...from anywhere. i need to learn to make one at home.

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  10. I'm a huge fan of honey lime chicken enchiladas

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  11. Lasagna is our fav too! I just went out and bought these ingredients so I can try yours!!!

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  12. Any type of soup just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...
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  13. I like to make smoothies with fresh fruits and veggies. Healthy and delicious!

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  15. A meal that is good and good for you is the chicken pot pies I make that use vegetarian "faux" chicken, organic veggies, and other organic ingredients. So good!
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  20. I love lasagna cups. I make them in a muffin tin and they are delish and healthy. :)

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  21. I make homemade vegetable soup! Perfect for fall/winter!

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  22. Our family's favorite is brown sugar glazed salmon. All four of my kids LOVE it and I know it's good for them! Here it is!! : http://flibbertigibberish.blogspot.com/2011/08/brown-sugar-glazed-salmon.html

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  24. I don't know how healthy it is but I love grilled cheese and tomato soup. It's my favorite comfort meal.

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  26. Lasagna is our all time favorite food too. I have never tried the no boil noodles tho. I will have to try it next time:)

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  27. I love me some good hearty veggie soup. It's healthy packed with lots of fresh veggies and its the perfect go to meal in the fall and winter. Always makes me feel great!

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  28. My grandmothers "healthy" version of chicken spaghetti... So perfect on a cool evening! :)

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  29. Beef Stew is one of my winter favs! Cant wait to try your lasagna recipe!

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  32. When I want a good, hearty, healthy meal, I love to make gumbo with shrimp and chicken. It's filling, includes yummy veggies, and is healthy too. I'm living on my own, so not making it for family. But my friends all love it! :)

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  36. Love making my family healthy meatloaf (with ground turkey) for a nice family meal served with veggies and mashed potatoes!

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  39. I try really hard to cook good quality healthy food for my family...mostly unprocessed with lots of veggies!

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  40. Yum! I can't wait to try that, and I love the reminder about del monte veggies! Thanks!,

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  41. With holidays one of our comfort foods to make are Turkey Pot pies loaded with veggies. Makes me feel good the family is eating their veggies

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  60. I feel good eating barbeques chicken...not a lot of added goodies - just good ol protein! :)

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  61. the lasanga looks great! I like making them too because I can make a lot in a batch. I also like arugula salad with vinaigrette dressing and dried fig, it's easy to make and healthy.
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  74. I try to steer clear of meat and stick to fruits & veggies. I like yogurt & fruit & granola as a good meal. But... I do love sweet sausage and will try your recipe as a treat soon.

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