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Joy Behar's Lasagna

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The View's Joy Behar shares her ultimate lasagna recipe!
skill level
Easy
time
60-120min
servings
4
cost
$
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Comedienne/talk show host Joy Behar (The View and HLN’s The Joy Behar Show) shares her ultimate lasagna recipe.
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ingredients
  • 1/2 box Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 1/2 lbs Sweet Italian Sausage (removed from casings)
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 28 oz can Crushed Italian Tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz can Tomato Paste
  • 1 16 oz jar Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Oregano
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 lb Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1 extra large Egg
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Parsley,1 lb Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated for garnish)
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and position the oven rack in the middle.
  • 2
    2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    To make the meat sauce, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
  • 3
    1 cup Chopped Onion
    Add the onion and cook over medium-low heat until translucent (about 5 minutes).
  • 4
    2 Garlic Cloves
    Add the garlic and stir for one more minute. 
  • 5
    1 1/2 lbs Sweet Italian Sausage, removed from casings
    Then add the sausage and cook over medium-low heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until fully cooked and no longer pink.
  • 6
    1 28 oz can Crushed Italian Tomatoes
    1 6 oz can Tomato Paste
    1 16 oz jar Marinara Sauce
    1/4 cup Fresh Oregano
    1/2 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
    Sea Salt
    Pepper
    Add the crushed tomatoes, marinara sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Simmer uncovered over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  • 7
    1/2 box Lasagna Noodles
    Soak lasagna noodles in hot tap water.
  • 8
    1 lb Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
    1 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
    1 extra large Egg
    1/4 cup Chopped Parsley
    Sea Salt
    Pepper
    While the sauce is simmering, make the cheese filling. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 cup of Parmesan, the beaten egg, chopped parsley, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  • 9
    Ladle one third of the meat sauce into a 9”x 12”x 2” casserole or baking pan. Spread the sauce over the bottom of the dish.
  • 10
    1 lb Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
    Then add approximately half the pasta (in one layer, cover the sauce with the noodles), half the sliced mozzarella, half the cheese mixture, and one third of the sauce.
  • 11
    Add another single layer of noodles, mozzarella, ricotta, and the remaining sauce.
  • 12
    1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated, for garnish
    Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan.
  • 13
    Bake uncovered for 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling.
 
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