It’s recipe time here at The Suburban Life and today I am bringing you an ooey gooey cheesy lasagna-like delight that cooks up on the stove top and is aptly named, Stove Top Smoked Sausage “Lasagna.” Yep, I’m a genius at naming things. Obviously.
Did you even know you could make lasagna on the stove? Or with smoked sausage? Or use egg noodles? Folks, it’s your kitchen and you can do whatever you want. I’m a big believer in adjusting a recipe to fit my family’s tastes, or, rather, mine and the hub’s. If I adjusted every recipe to fit my kid’s tastes all meals would feature ramen noodles, chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese. Yum.
I love a good baked lasagna like the next wannabe Italian but it takes time, effort, bazillions of ingredients, lots of effort, time, and lots of effort. Give my Stove Top Smoked Sausage “Lasagna” a try and adjust it to your little heart’s content!
Stove Top Smoked Sausage “Lasagna”
- 1 pkg 14 oz Beef Smoked Sausage (we use Hillshire Farms), sliced into thin rounds
- 1/2 large green bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup white onion, diced
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more if you like things spicy!)
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 24 oz jar Pasta Sauce
- 4 oz shredded mozzarella
- 10 oz egg noodles, cooked
- Cook egg noodles in large sauce pot; set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, saute smoked sausage, bell pepper and white onion until cooked through; add seasonings and garlic and let simmer for one minute.
- Add ricotta cheese to veggie and meat mixture and stir until mixed well and cheese has softened.
- Add pasta sauce to the mixture and heat through over medium heat until you reach a boil and then reduce to a simmer for ten minutes.
- After sauce has simmered, add cooked egg noodles to the skillet and incorporate into sauce mixture; sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top, cover and allow to melt.
- Eat and enjoy.
This recipe can be adjusted one million and one different ways. Use chicken and smoked gouda cheese. Use italian sausage and add diced tomatoes. Use beef and traditional lasagna noodles. The sky’s the limit with this basic recipe but the method remains the same. Easy. And “easy” is my middle name. Umm…that came out wrong.
Love and lasagna,