December 21, 2016
THE CHRISTMAS EVE LASAGNA
When the shopping has come to an end
the gifts are all wrapped
placed under the tree.....
you are tucked away inside
to begin the celebration with family...
it's time for a casual dinner of
The Christmas Eve Lasagna!
THE GARLIC WHITE LASAGNA
1 1/2 lbs. of hot Italian Sausage
4 large cloves of garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
12 ounce jar of roasted red pepper, drained and chopped
1/2 cup white wine
10 ounce package of frozen chopped spinach
1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 (16 ounce) jars of creamy Alfredo sauce
12 lasagna noodles
1 (6 ounce) packages of sliced Mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Remove and discard sausage casings.
Brown sausage in large skillet.
Drain the sausage, reserving 1 T. of drippings
Cook garlic and onion in the drippings until tender.
Stir in sausage, red pepper and wine.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered
until most of liquid had evaporated.
Meanwhile, cook spinach according to the package.
Drain and squeeze dry.
Combine the spinach, ricotta cheese and next 3 ingredients.
Spread one cup of Alfredo sauce in a greased
13 " x 9" baking dish.
Top with uncooked lasagna noodles.
Top with half of spinach mixture and
then half of sausage mixture.
Place 4 slices of Mozzarella over this.
Repeat the layers.
Top with remaining noodles and Mozzarella slices.
Spread remaining Alfredo sauce over all.
Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees F.
for one hour.
Uncover last 15 minutes of baking.
Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
I hope this Christmas Eve
brings for you the gifts of
happiness, good health and joy!