Smoked Sausage Lasagna Casserole
Give your lasagna recipe a rest and see what a difference Johnsonville® makes! This dish takes all the delicious ingredients of a yummy pasta and uses Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage for an excellent flavor pairing with the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and spinach. Making this open-faced lasagna casserole gives you a hearty, beautiful looking dish that will please pasta lovers everywhere!
(13.5 ounces) Johnsonville Smoked Rope Sausage, cut into coin-slice pieces
(10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
marinara sauce, divided
(15 ounces) ricotta cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
lasagna noodles, cooked and drained,divided
In a non-stick skillet, cook and stir sausage and onions over medium heat until lightly browned; about 5 minutes.
Add spinach and 2 cups of marinara sauce, stir to blend; set aside.
In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese; set aside.
Spread remaining 1 cup of marinara sauce into a greased 2-quart baking dish; cover with 3 noodles.
Top with one-half of ricotta mixture and one-third of sausage mixture.
Cover with 3 noodles, remaining ricotta mixture and one-third of sausage mixture.
Top with 3 noodles and remaining sausage mixture.
To create the decorative edging, cut the remaining 2 noodles in half lengthwise and insert along edges of baking dish. Trim to fit if necessary.
Bake, covered, at 350F° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese melts and is beginning to brown.
Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.