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Lasagna Class

Chop Onions Chop Bell Peppers Chop Tomatoes
Prepare the vegetables.

Oil and Butter in Skillet Brown Sausage and Onions Add Seasonings
We start our lasagna by adding the olive oil and butter to a hot skillet. I use one tablespoon of a red pepper olive oil as well, but this is optional. Next add the onions and the Italian sausage. Brown the onions and sausage. Next we add all of the dry seasonings.

Add the chopped vegetables Add tomato sauce and paste Add the liquids
Next add the chopped bell peppers, and tomatoes. Add the tomato paste and the tomato sauce and all of the liquids (vinegar, water, wine, etc.).

Cook covered Finished sauce Add ricotta cheese
Cover and cook for about 20 minutes. After the filling is cooked add 2 cups of ricotta cheese.

Mix ricotta Build layers Add cheese
Mix the ricotta into the sauce. Prepare a 13" X 9" casserole dish by spraying with cooking spray. Next spread a small about of the sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish. Cover this layer of sauce with a layer of lasagna noodles. Add another layer of sauce and cover this with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Layer 2 Add another layer of cheese Finished Lasagna
Continue building layers until dish is full. Cover the dish with foil and bake in a 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes. When lasagna is finished remove from oven and let cool a few minutes to let it set. Cut into squares and serve.

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