Easy Joy Behar’s Lasagna Recipe
DaRecipe – Easy Joy Behar’s Lasagna Recipe – I can’t even begin to describe how amazing everything tastes as well. Here’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about. The Chew had Joy Behar from The View on and she gave out her lasagna recipe. It sounded so amazing I just had to try it. The interesting thing is that she talked about how she didn’t understand why people would buy tomato sauce when it was so easy to make your own
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50 Minutes 35 Minutes 1 Hour 25 Minutes
- 1/2 box Lasagna Noodles
- 1 cup Chopped Onion
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 1/2 lbs Sweet Italian Sausage (removed from casings)
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 28 oz can Crushed Italian Tomatoes
- 1 6 oz can Tomato Paste
- 1 16 oz jar Marinara Sauce
- 1/4 cup Fresh Oregano
- 1/2 cup Fresh Basil (chopped)
- 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
- 3/4 teaspoons Pepper
- 1 lb Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
- 1 cup Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated)
- 1 extra large Egg
- 1/4 cup Chopped Parsley
- 1 lb Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated for garnish)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and position the oven rack in the middle.
- To make the meat sauce, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
- Add the onion and cook over medium-low heat until translucent (about 5 minutes).
- Add the garlic and stir for one more minute.
- Then add the sausage and cook over medium-low heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until fully cooked and no longer pink.
- Add the crushed tomatoes, marinara sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Simmer uncovered over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
- Soak lasagna noodles in hot tap water.
- While the sauce is simmering, make the cheese filling. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 cup of Parmesan, the beaten egg, chopped parsley, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
- Ladle one third of the meat sauce into a 9”x 12”x 2” casserole or baking pan. Spread the sauce over the bottom of the dish.
- Then add approximately half the pasta (in one layer, cover the sauce with the noodles), half the sliced mozzarella, half the cheese mixture, and one third of the sauce.
- Add another single layer of noodles, mozzarella, ricotta, and the remaining sauce.
- Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan.
- Bake uncovered for 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling.
I decided to use my own tomato sauce recipe, but I went even healthier. Instead of using a can or two of diced tomatoes like I usually do, I only used whole, fresh heirloom tomatoes.