Quick Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

Have you ever had those nights when you and your friends want to eat out, but cannot make up your minds?  This seems to happen to us a lot and on this particular night, we had friends over and we knew they like Italian food, but the problem is there are tonnes of restaurants to choose from just in the downtown area alone. Before you know it, an hour has passed and we are still at home discussing where to go! Finally, we decided to try out this new Italian restaurant not far from where we live! For Arkadi and I, it was a big mistake (although we kept that a secret from our friends) because we were both disappointed from our dishes!  I picked lasagna that night thinking that this is likely a safe choice.  BIG MISTAKE – my lasagna was a huge disappointment! It was served barely warm and it was bland!  To get over my disappointment, I decided to make a classic lasagna for one of our recent family dinners and this time, we were all happy and avoided any disappointments! I found this recipe from epicurious.com and it’s a really good recipe! It’s very easy to put together and it’s a crowd-pleaser – so here it is:

5.0 from 4 reviews
Quick Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna
 
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Serves: 8 to 10
Ingredients
  • - 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • - 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • - 1 large onion, chopped
  • - 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
  • - 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casing removed
  • - 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • - 1 cup dry red wine
  • - 4⅔ cups marinara sauce
  • - 1 9 oz package no-cook lasagna noodles
  • -1 15 oz container ricotta cheese
  • - 2 8 oz bags of Italian cheese blend grated cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large pot, heat oil over high heat and add mushrooms, onions and seasoning. Saute until the mushrooms and onions are soft and the seasoning fragrant. Add the sausage and brown until cooked through (use the back of a wooden spoon to break apart the sausage pieces). Add the red wine and cook until almost all the liquid evaporates. Add the marinara sauce and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Adjust seasoning, if necessary. Set aside.
  3. Spread ⅔ cup of of the sauce to the bottom of your casserole dish. Place the noodles over the sauce, forming one layer. Spread sauce over the noodles, making sure all the noodles are covered and then top with ⅓ cup of ricotta cheese and 1 cup of grated cheese. Repeat the layering until you've used up all your noodles, sauce and cheeses.
  4. Finally, cover your lasagna with foil (grease the foil first with some olive oil, to prevent the cheese from sticking to the foil). Bake the lasagna for about 45 minutes. Remove foil and cook for another 10 minutes to brown the cheese. Take it out of the oven and let it stand for about 15 minutes before serving.
Notes
This recipe got 4 fork user rating (and that's out of 4) and 96% would make it again. I also find it very helpful to read some of the reviews to get different tips from others who've made this dish before!

 

Comments

  1. says

    How do restaurants manage to mess up lasagna?!?! I agree – it seems like such a safe choice, and yet it’s so often disappointing! Grrrrr … Well, your version looks absolutely fantastic with such a tempting combination of mushrooms and sausage – no one will leave your house disappointed! 😀

  2. says

    Wow! This puts my typical lasagna recipe to shame! I totally want to make this – the mushrooms, Italian sausage, and red wine (YUM!) must create the most amazing flavor explosion! I can’t wait to mix up my usual dinner! 🙂 Thank you for an awesome recipe!

  3. says

    This lasagna looks wonderful – so comforting for this time of the year! I hate when you go out to eat and it’s a disappointment – I get mad that I wasted the money! : )

  4. says

    Ugh, I especially hate it when we’ve taken a long time to pick a restaurant, only to find that it’s not to our liking. Sure is a good thing you can cook. This lasagna looks really really good and I just might have to give it a try myself. 🙂

  5. says

    There is nothing worse than going out to eat and not enjoying your meal at all. I find too many restaurants are like this these days. It’s just better to stay home and cook!This lasagne looks absolutely delicious!

  6. says

    I love lasagna and have made many varieties and this looks like a recipe I would like to try next. Thanks for sharing it!
    I’m Canadian too, btw. I’m just north of you in Barrie. Here for a couple of years but my home is Victoria, BC. Nice to meet you, neighbour!

  7. says

    Home cooked lasagna definitely tastes better. So glad you found a recipe that you love, we love lasagna and yours looks incredibly delicious!

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      We are not looking forward to cold weather but are looking forward to some of our favorite comfort food items! Thank you!

  8. says

    I think we’re all craving some warm, hearty, delicious food like this right now. I’m sure no one would be disappointed with this. Looks great!

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