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Holiday Lasagna

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Holiday Lasagna
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 9
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Holiday Lasagna

Layers of red and green filling turn traditional lasagna into this crazy tasty, totally holiday-kissed meal.

Ingredients

4
tablespoon butter
2
large cloves garlic
1/4
cup flour
1 1/2
cup milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups fresh spinach, chopped
1
cup fresh basil, chopped
16
ounces Italian sausage
1
( 28 ounce) can Muir Glen™ organic crushed tomatoes with basil
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning
3/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
teaspoon onion powder
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
package no-boil lasagna noodles (the flat, homemade style sheets of noodles work best)
4
cups Italian-style cheese, shredded

Directions

  • 1 Prepare the green sauce by heating the butter in a large skillet. Add 1 clove of chopped garlic. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter, then quickly whisk in the milk and 1/2 tsp salt, keeping the stove turned to medium heat. Add the spinach and basil, then stir just until the mixture is thickened. Transfer to a blender and blend just until the spinach and basil is finely chopped.
  • 2 In a large pot, cook the sausage over medium heat until well cooked. Add the second clove of garlic (finely chopped) while the sausage cooks. Add the Muir Glen™ crushed tomatoes, Italian Seasoning, salt, brown sugar, onion powder, and chili powder. Stir together well.
  • 3 Spray the bottom of a deep-sided 9x9 inch dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place three lasagna noodles on top of the spray, spread a little less than half of the red sauce on top. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.
  • 4 Add more noodles on top of the cheese, then pour your green sauce on top of the noodles. Add three more noodles on top of the green sauce.
  • 5 Spread more red sauce over the noodles, leaving about a cup of the sauce to place on top of your lasagna. Sprinkle a cup of cheese over your sauce.
  • 6 Add a final layer of noodles, a thin layer of the remaining red sauce, then the rest of the cheese.
  • 7 Bake in an oven preheated to 350°F for 35-40 minutes, or until the lasagna is bubbling around the edges, and the cheese is lightly brown around the top.
  • 8 Allow lasagna to cool for 20 minutes before slicing into it and serving it up!
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Holiday Lasagna

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Lay out those pretty plates, set out those forks. This is one holiday dinner everyone will want to dig right into!


Who says you've gotta serve up a holiday ham for Christmas? Save yourself some of the pennies and dimes that you'd spend on a hunk of pork, and bake up a batch of this beautiful red and green Holiday Lasagna, made with fresh spinach and basil and loads of pure yumminess.

Here's how you can get your kitchen singing the Christmas carols in Italian by making a pan of this splendid lasagna.

Create a simple white sauce using butter, milk, and flour.

Holiday Lasagna

Add fresh spinach and basil to your white sauce, then blend it until finely chopped to create a holiday green sauce.

Holiday Lasagna

Grab a can of Muir Glen Crushed Tomatoes with Basil.

Holiday Lasagna

Toss that tomato sauce into a pan of fresh cooked Italian Sausage. Add a few splendid herbs, and a handful of brown sugar. Grab a spoon. You know you're gonna wanna take a taste.

Holiday Lasagna

Layer your lasagna together. Red, green, red.

Holiday Lasagna

Deck the halls. Or is that bowls? Oh heck, just grab someone and have them stand under your lasagna pan. This is better than mistletoe. It's got garlic, duh.

Holiday Lasagna

Bake your lasagna until it's bubbling around the edges and a nice, golden brown on top.

Holiday Lasagna

Let your lasagna cool a bit to ensure nice, even slices that stack up as pretty as a pack of presents.

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Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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