Monday, July 25, 2011

Easy - Cucina Italia Lasagna Verde


Lasagna Verde

1 jar Cucina Italia Zucchini Verde Salsa Italiana
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
4 Celery Ribs Diced
2 Large Carrots Diced
1 Medium Onion Diced
1 lb. ground Chicken or Veal
1 (15 oz.) container Ricotta
1 egg, beaten
8 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/3 c. water
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. parsley flakes
Dash nutmeg
Salt & pepper to taste
1 Package No Boil Lasagna
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium-high heat and cook carrots, onions and celery until caramelized(about 7-10 minutes.) Add ground chicken or veal and cook until browned well.
In a large bowl mix together Ricotta cheese, beaten egg, Mozzarella cheese, 1/3 cup water, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes and nutmeg. Add salt and pepper if desired.
Layer as follows:
1. ¼ of the sauce and ½ meat mixture, lasagna strips, 1/2 cheese mixture
2. ¼ of the sauce and ½ of the meat mixture, lasagna strips, rest of cheese mixture
3. Lasagna strips, remaining sauce
4. Top with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese or lots of grated Mozzarella
Bake at 375 degrees, covered with aluminum foil for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15 more minutes. IMPORTANT: Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.
Serves 6-8.

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