Turkey Sausage Lasagna

Turkey Sausage Lasagne


For the sauce:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, small dice
5 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound uncooked turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

For the filling:
1 (15- to 16-ounce) container whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

To assemble:
1 (8- to 9-ounce) box no-boil lasagna noodles (12 noodles)
12 ounces shredded whole-milk mozzarella cheese (about 3 cups)
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 3/4 ounce)
Olive oil, for coating the foil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves


For the sauce:

Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened, about 8 minutes.
Increase the heat to medium high, add the sausage, and cook, breaking up the meat into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon, until the sausage is no longer pink and is starting to brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, stir to combine, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld and the sauce thickens slightly, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat. Meanwhile, heat the oven and make the filling.

For the filling:
Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
Place all of the measured ingredients in a medium bowl, season with pepper, and stir to combine; set aside.

To assemble:
Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce in a thin layer over the bottom of a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Layer 3 of the noodles over the sauce. Top with another 1 1/2 cups of the sauce and spread it evenly to the edges of the dish. Using a spoon, dollop a third of the ricotta mixture evenly over the sauce and flatten the dollops with the back of the spoon (the mixture will spread out more as it cooks). Sprinkle evenly with a quarter of the mozzarella.
Make 2 more layers of noodles, sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. Finish with a layer of the remaining noodles, sauce, and mozzarella. Sprinkle with the Parmesan. Coat 1 side of a large piece of aluminum foil with olive oil and cover the dish tightly with the foil, oil-side down. (You can prepare the lasagne up to this point up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate; allow to come to room temperature before baking.)
Bake until the sauce is starting to bubble around the edges, about 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the top of the lasagne is browned, about 30 minutes more. Remove the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley before slicing and serving.

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