Friday, January 13, 2012

Lasagna with Sausage and Kale

Oh look, a recipe! How inventive. I made this on Monday night with the Beau and I have to say it was quite delicious. Only complaint was it dirtied quite a few dishes, but I'm sure with some tweaking I could scale it down a bit. With a side of tabbouleh salad it was just delicious! I'll definitely make it again. It was like all the fantastic parts of  lasagna without the complication of having to layer and what not. Highly recommend it.

Lasagna with Sausage and Kale
12 ounces spicy Italian sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced (4 cups)
1 to 2 bunches kale (1 1/2 pounds), thick stems removed
4 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
8 ounces lasagna noodles (about 9 noodles), each broken crosswise into 4 to 6 pieces
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
3 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a 5-quart pot, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring often, until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in onions; cover, and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Uncover; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add kale and 1/2 cup water to pot; season with salt and pepper. Cover; cook over medium-low heat, tossing occasionally, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain; coarsely chop. Transfer to bowl with onions.
  3. Meanwhile, cook noodles 2 minutes less than package instructions. Drain; rinse under cold water.
  4. Add noodles, tomatoes, and ricotta to the bowl; season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Toss well. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; smooth top with a spatula. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

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