If you have been following my blog, then you know I like to post recipes that are quick and easy for the most part, catering to the guys and gals that live a busy lifestyle, mainly because I do. Here is another quick one, and it’s a good one. I made this for my kids, and they loved it! It’s a simple, yet tasty weekday dinner, sure to please a crowd….

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 (23 oz) jar of Marinara sauce
  • I zucchini, sliced and halved
  • 8 lasagna strips
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • fresh parmesan, grated
  • fresh parsley

Heat 2 pots with water. Boil the Italian sausage in one pot until they are hard enough to slice. Add salt to the other pot and boil the lasagna strips until they are soft enough to cut (don’t cook them until they’re all the way done).

Slice the Italian sausage and add to heated skillet together with the zucchini and 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sauté for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the Marinara sauce, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer.

Cut the lasagna strips into 3 pieces per strip and add them to the pan. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Add sizable spoonfuls of ricotta cheese to the pan, then cover each one with a thick slice of fresh mozzarella. Cover the skillet and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add fresh parsley and parmesan cheese. Be sure the lasagna strips are cooked well, then serve immediately!

Bon Appétit!