Lasagne With Sausage And Leeks

2014-09-06
  • Yield : 24
  • Servings : 24
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In the Italian style, this lasagne is layered with a bechamel sauce and savory leek and sausage sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Barilla® Oven-Ready Lasagne
  • 3 oz. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 lbs. bulk Italian sausage
  • 36 oz. finely diced leeks
  • 6 oz. butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 qts. milk
  • As needed salt
  • As needed white pepper
  • 6 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
  • As needed chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

Step 1

Spray a 2-inch deep hotel pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

Heat the oil and crumble the sausage into it to brown for 5 minutes. Add the leeks and cook 5 to 10 more minutes, to wilt and soften them. Remove from the heat.

Step 3

Make a béchamel by melting the butter in a small pot. Stir in the flour and cook to a light blonde roux. Bring the milk to a boil in a separate pot and slowly whisk the roux into it. Simmer for 5 minutes to thicken slightly. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Stir the sausage mixture, Parmigiano cheese, and parsley into the béchamel. This can be prepared ahead and cooled. Rewarm before layering with pasta sheets.

Step 5

DO NOT BOIL THE LASAGNE SHEETS. When layering, slightly overlap lasagne sheets. They will expand to the edges of the pan during cooking. Spread sauce and filling to edges of lasagne sheets. Layer lasagne as follows:
1. Spread 1 to 2 cups sauce on the bottom of the pan.
2. Layer 10 uncooked lasagne sheets, then 4 to 5 cups sauce over the pasta.
3. Repeat with 3 more layers, using 9 sheets lasagna each time.
4. Layer remaining 10 uncooked lasagne sheets and remaining sauce.

Step 6

Cover the pan with foil. Bake in 350°F oven for 1 hour. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
To reheat per order: Bake, uncovered, in a 350-degree oven for 5 to 10 minutes, until browned and bubbly. Sprinkle with minced fresh parsley.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (300g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 630
Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g
54%
Saturated Fat 14g
70%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg
32%
Sodium 600mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate 58g
19%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 22g
44%

Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 25%
Iron 20%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.