Thursday, June 16, 2011

My new favorite receipe...

It's been awhile since I've posted about food, and I've tried this twice now and it's really a big hit here... What makes it so special are the lemons on the top.. You eat them along with the lasagna, and it couldn't be better... I didnt take this photo, but mine looked just like this...

Sausage, chard (or spinach), and lemon Lasagna ( A Martha receipe )
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups whole milk
1 cup grated parmesan
course ground pepper, and salt
5 cups chopped swiss chard or( I used spinach)
1 lb sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
1 lemon sliced very thin
6 no boil lasagna noodles(or you can use the reg ones, and cook them first)

1. Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour, cook 2 mins, wisk in milk, bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat, simmer 1 min. Remove from heat, whisk in 3/4 c parmesan, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and the greens.
2Preheat oven to 350. Cook sausage in skillet breaking up into small pieces, until browned and thoroughly cooked.
3. Cover lemon slices with cold water by 3 inches in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 7 mins. That's what makes them special..Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
4. Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8-inch square non-reactive baking dish. Top with 2 noodles, half the sausage, and 1 cup sauce. Repeat. Top with a layer of 2 noodles, remaining sauce and the lemons. Bake covered with parchment-lined foil for 27 mins.
5. Remove from oven. Heat broiler. Uncover lasagna, top with remaining cheese. Broil until bubbling, 2-3 mins. yum......


  1. oh yeah. I'm making it.
    I'll let you know how it goes.

  2. As a grateful taste tester I can vouch for this dish. Yum....and thank you also.

    Have "When life serves you lemons...make Lemon Lasagne" fun, Jody, the diner

  3. This does sound really good!