This recipe was excellent! I'm not usually a fan of kalamata olives but the flavor was subtle and delicate here. Once the sauce was finished, I added a heaping handful of matchstick carrots before assembling the lasagna (they softened while cooking). I also used only half the ricotta called for in this recipe and substituted cottage cheese for the other half of the cheese mixture (aside from the parm)
I couldn't find italian sausage at the store, so I made my own using ground turkey and I seasoned it with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp dry oregano, 2 tsp dry parsley, 1/2 tsp dry basil, 1 tsp red pepper flakes and one TBSP balsamic vinegar. Next time I will use mushrooms for a veggie option, but using the same seasonings I used for the turkey sausage. Excited to make this again!
Absolutely amazing and very easy for lasagna! I just made this a week ago, but it's one of my new favorites! I made this with kale instead of broccoli rabe as suggested by the first reviewer. I don't think it made a huge difference, but I can't be certain. I'll definitely try it with other greens. I also used fresh diced tomatoes and vegetarian sausage, because I'm vegetarian and I prefer fresh to canned. I left out the olives too, because I don't care for them. This recipe is so good, I made sure to pass it on to others and since you don't cook the pasta before hand, it's really fast! Pros: Quick, easy and delicious
Great meal We used hot turkey sausage and really enjoyed it. Made 1/2 recipe but used 3/4 pound turkey sausage. Pros: Healthy. Tasty Cons: Long cooking time
Time-consuming but delicious Even though I usually refuse to make a recipe that takes more than a half hour, I will probably make this again many times, because it is so delicious. I followed the recipe, except that I put a third of a pound more turkey sausage than it called for (by accident) and slightly more olives than it called for. I think I will use chopped kale instead of broccoli rabe next time, because desteming it was the most time-consuming part of the recipe. I thawed the frozen one in the microwave just before baking, instead of thawing it in the refrigerator, and that worked fine. Pros: Unusually delicious and healthy Cons: It took me 2 hours active time