How to make it

  • In a large skillet, cook the sweet and hot Italian sausage until nicely brown. set aside on a plate with a paper towel. After the sausage has cooled and drained some, cut into 1/2 inch slices. Set aside.
  • Cook lasagna noodles and broccoli according to their package directions, drain well and set aside.
  • For the sauce:
  • In a large saucepan, stir together tomato sauce, undrained diced tomatoes, celery, onion, sweet peppers, basil, oregano, bay leaves, garlic and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until the sauce is thick, stirring occasionally. Then, discard bay leaves.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • For the filling:
  • While the sauce is cooking, prepare the filling: in a bowl stir together egg, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper.
  • Stir/fold in the broccoli.
  • In a 9x12 baking dish (3 quart), spread ~1/2 cup of the sauce in the bottom of the dish.
  • Top with half of the noodles, half the filling, half of the sliced Italian sausage, and half of the remaining sauce.
  • Repeat the layering ending with the sauce.
  • Bake, uncovered in 350 F oven for 25 minutes
  • Spinkle with the mozzarella, then bake about 5 minutes more or until heated through.
  • Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving...
  • Note: I usually have some extra spaghetti sauce made to top the servings of lasagna... garnish with some chopped parsley.

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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh yummy! I have made something very similiar to this but have never added broccoli before - interesting - and I like broccoli. I'll let you know when I make it for sure, but I know the recipe without the broccoli is an A+, so you get a rating. I dub thee King of It Used - To - Be Vegetarian Lasagna....bravo! =)
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  • juliagulia 12 years ago
    Love the recipe name! Gold star for being so creative :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    cheryilyn ate it and said...
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    " It was excellent "
    legoflamb ate it and said...
    This is good. The broccoli is a nice touch. I often do some wierd stuff, like saute some kale or chard and put that in. I have'ta recomend the No-Boil lasagna noodles. You build the lasagna with the dry noodles and they kinda steam in the oven. Very convienent and they make the final product a bit firmer and less sloppy.
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