Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kale Lasagna

Kale, with its dark leafy green goodness, has health benefits galore! I hadn't cooked with it prior to making this and my favorite part of it was the texture it has once cooked... Soft, but not limp, crisp, but not chewy... Just perfect.

Kale Sausage Lasagna with Sun-dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce
Ingredients:
  • One package of spicy Italian sausage (or sweet if that is more your style) 
  • One bunch of kale
  • One jar of sun-dried Alfredo sauce
  • Two tablespoons of tomato paste
  • One clove minced garlic 
  • 1/2 of a white onion, minced 
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 package of whole wheat lasagna noodles 
  • 2 cups of grated mozzarella cheese. 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350f. 
  2. Boil a pot of water and cook the lasagna noodles until just tender, not completely done. 
  3. Drain noodles and run under cool water. Set aside. 
  4. Boil sausages in a pot of water until cooked through, about 12 minutes. 
  5. Remove from water and slice into 1/2 inch thick coins. 
  6. Remove big stems from the inside of the kale.
  7. Place two tablespoons of water in the bottom of a frying pan and toss kale inside of it. 
  8. Taste with salt and pepper as you like. 
  9. When kale becomes warmed through and tender, remove from heat. 
  10. Mix Alfredo sauce, garlic, onion, and tomato paste in a sauce pan. 
  11. Stir over medium heat until well-combined. 
  12. Spray inside of 9x9 pan to prevent sticking. 
  13. Cover bottom of pan with a layer of sauce. 
  14. Layer with noodle. 
  15. Layer with ricotta cheese (you'll need to use a spoon to spread it around). 
  16. Layer with sausage coins. 
  17. Layer with sauce. 
  18. Layer with kale. 
  19. Noodles. 
  20. Sauce.
  21. Ricotta. 
  22. Sausage. 
  23. Kale. 
  24. Sauce. 
  25. Cover the top with the grated mozzarella cheese. 
  26. Cover the lasagna with tin foil. 
  27. Cook lasagna in the oven for 40-45 minutes (or until cheese is melted and bubbly). 
  28. Let stand for five minutes before serving. 
  29. Enjoy! 

2 comments:

  1. I loved seeing what recipes we all came up with! Your lasagna sounds so good - I love the substitution of italian sausage instead of ground beef. You really threw me for a loop with the coconut oil. I have never tried cooking with it before, but I am excited to try :)

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  2. Sorry I'm late! I was out of town until last night! Looks like the link up is already gone, but I'll leave my link here. Yours looks good! My husband was NOT a fan of the Kale, but I didn't mind it! :)
    http://thetwittykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/creamy-linguine-pasta-with-kale.html

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