Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sausage, Chard & Lemon Lasagna

I tried this lasagna with Swiss chard that we got in one of our CSA boxes.  I was very pleased with the results. It is quite different than your typical lasagna but very tasty.  It is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 cup grated Parmesan (about 4 ounces)
Course salt and pepper
5 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard (1 bunch)
1# bulk Italian sausage
1 lemon, very thinly sliced
6 no-boil lasagna noodles

Directions:
  1. Melt butter and stir in flour; cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and simmer until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Whisk in 3/4 cup cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in chard.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in a skillet breaking up pieces, until no longer pink.
  3. Cover lemon slices with cold water by 3 inches in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.
  4. Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8-inch square baking dish. Top with 2 noodles, half the sausage, and 1 cup sauce. Repeat. Top with a layer of lemons, 2 noodles, then remaining sauce and lemons. Bake, covered with foil sprayed with baking spray, for 27 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Heat broiler. Uncover lasagna; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Broil until bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes.


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