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Lasagna with Homemade Sauce


For the Lasagna
    • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked per directions
    • 24 ounces Homemade Red Wine Sauce
    • 15 oz Sorrento Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
    • 1/2 cup shredded low moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese
    • Kosher salt & pepper to taste
For the Homemade Red Wine Sauce
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound lean turkey Italian sausage, removed from casings
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28oz) jar stewed tomatoes (I used a jar from Howell Farms from the Nashville Farmer’s Market)
  • 1 cup full-bodied red wine (e.g. Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (can use dried just use 1/3 amount)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped (can use dried just use 1/3 amount)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped (can use dried just use 1/3 amount)
  • Kosher salt & pepper to taste


    1. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, garlic salt and onion powder. Stir until combined. Cook noodles per instructions on box.
    2. In a greased 8×8 dish, pour about 1/4 cup in bottom of dish to cover and reserve 1/4 cup of sauce in s separate dish. Cut noodles to fit for one layer of noodles. Spread ricotta mixture over noodles. Pour 1/2 of remaining sauce over ricotta. Layer another layer of noodles over sauce. Repeat ricotta and red sauce. Layer final layer of noodles over sauce. Top with reserved 1/4 cup sauce. Top sauce with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
    3. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour. Remove foil and cook 10 more minutes uncovered or until cheese is bubbling. Let stand 5 or 10 minutes before serving.
For the Homemade Red Sauce
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat, brown ground turkey and Italian sausage. Set aside. Add a small amount of oil to the pan and saute garlic and onion until tender. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and wine. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Using a potato masher or fork, slightly mash large chunks of tomato until smooth.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add ground turkey, sausage and fresh herbs. Simmer for 1 hour.



By: Amanda

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