one package of kroger sweet italian sausage (18oz), cooked, drained
half an onion, diced
one clove garlic, pressed
one small serrano pepper, diced very tiny
olive oil, about a tablespoon or two
12 fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
one 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
one 15 oz can tomato sauce
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
15 oz ricotta cheese
two eggs, beaten really well
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated fine
9 lasagna noodles, prepared per the package they came in
6 oz package provolone cheese slices
If the sausage is in links, remove the casings. In a large skillet or pot, brown the sausage and break into small pieces. Drain the grease and liquid from the sausage and return to pan. Add onion, garlic, serrano, olive oil, basil, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for 45 minutes, then remove from heat.
Mix the cheese mixture ingredients in a bowl and return to the refrigerator.
Boil the noodles as specified on the package.
Build the lasagna in a 9x13 pan, sprayed with a little olive oil. From the bottom up:
a layer of three noodles across the pan
cheese mixture, spread thin across the noodles
four slices of provolone
Repeat two more times. You should have enough ingredients to build three layers.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Let it rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.