I'll save this card and pass it on to my children. They can throw it away when they choose to, but I think it is important to pass on handwritten recipes AND when they get to this card they will remember how well loved this recipe was....so much so they might just frame it, stains and all. :o)
I love it when Hubby raves about my cooking. It just makes me feel all warm and tingly all over.
I'm hoping that when our children are grown and married that my cooking is one of the things that will bring our kids home every Sunday afternoon for linner - yes, linner. (A girl can dream....)
Sausage & Prosciutto Lasagna
9 lasagna noodles cooked al dente
15 oz ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella diced (divided 1 cup - 1/2 cup)
1 1/4 cup smoked gouda cheese (divided 1 cup - 1/4 cup)
A drizzle or two of olive oil
1 16 oz package of Italian sausage (sweet, mild or hot...you choose, it is good with all, I used mild)
4 oz sliced and diced prosciutto
1 medium onion
1 cup mushrooms, sliced and diced
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp dried oregano
a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper
2 TBL tomato paste
1 28 oz can of chopped tomatoes (San Marzano are the best)
16 fresh basil leaves chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
The beautiful thing about this recipe is that you can make the sauce a day or two in advance. AND the sauce is good even if you are not making lasagna.
For the sauce:
Drizzle olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add sausage and sauté until browned - add chopped prosciutto.
For cheese filling:
Mix together ricotta, egg 1 cup of diced mozzarella, 1 cup smoked gouda.
Season with salt & pepper.
For the lasagna:
Preheat oven to 350
Using a 9x13 glass dish
1 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
3 lasagna noodles
1/2 cheese mixture
1/2 the remaining tomato sauce
3 lasagna noodles
remainder of cheese mixture
remainder of tomato sauce mixture
3 lasagna noodle
top with 1/2 cup of mozzarella & 1/4 cup of gouda.
Bake covered for about 30 minutes, uncover and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.