This Easy Homemade Italian Sausage Layered Lasagna Recipe is the stuff that dreams are made of! Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, hearty flavorful Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce. It's healthier because it uses chicken vs. ground beef or pork. With each glorious layer, you get incredible flavor from the aromatic garlic and Italian herbs and seasonings. #Lasagnarecipes #lasagna #italiansausage #familydinner #casseroles #italianrecipes #pasta
Mince the garlic, chop the parsley, and measure out the fennel seed, salt, and pepper. Then add all to the ground chicken in a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
Preheat a large pot or dutch oven on medium-high heat and add in a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add the Chicken Sausage mixture and break it up. Let it sear for a few minutes until it get really browned, then stir so that it cooks on all sides.
Once fully cooked, add in the crushed, diced tomatoes, garlic, 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, honey, salt, and pepper. Make a cornstarch slurry by adding 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to ¼ cup cold water and mixing. Then stir it into the sauce and cook the sauce for another 5 minutes.
Make a cornstarch slurry by adding 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to ¼ cup cold water and mixing. Then stir it into the sauce and cook the sauce for another 5 minutes.
In a bowl, mix the ricotta with cornstarch 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning and salt.
Layer 1 - Start by spooning a thin layer of the tomato sauce onto the bottom, just so the pasta sheets don’t stick to the bottom. Try not to get any lumpy sausage on the bottom layer. Then add the first layer of pasta.
Layer 1 - Next add a layer of Ricotta followed by a layer of Italian Sausage sauce.
Layer 2 - Add another layer of pasta sheets, ricotta, and sauce. This time, also add a layer of mozzarella slices.
Layer 3 - Repeat! Pasta sheets, ricotta, sauce, mozzarella.
Finally, top off the Lasagna with a final layer of pasta sheets, then Sauce, then completely cover with Mozzarella Slices.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cover the baking dish with an oven-safe cover or aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for 15 more minutes. Let the lasagna rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.