About the Chef
The secret to this delectable lasagne dish is sautéed Italian sausage and onions layered with Barilla Marinara sauce, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Bake until bubbly and enjoy! Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it’s now an international Group present in more than 100 countries. A world leader in the markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know–how.
“Basically, we are pasta makers and bakers; this is the line of work our family has pursued over the last four generations, with the help of outstanding coworkers. It is the only line of work we can and try to improve every day.” - Guido Barilla
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, set aside.
In a large skillet sauté onions in olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes, then add crumbled sausage, salt, pepper and brown well until cooked through (Optional: deglaze sausage with wine and reduce). Add 3 ½ cups Marinara sauce to the sausage mixture, bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour 1 cup Marinara sauce on the bottom. Layer 5 sheets of lasagna, top with 1 cup of sausage mixture, ½ cup ricotta and 2 tablespoons of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Repeat for 2 more layers.
On the top layer pour the remaining sauce and Parmigiano cheese. Add mozzarella. Cover in foil and bake for 25 minutes.
Uncover and bake for another 5 minutes. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.