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Latina Lasagna

Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Leslie Siegel
Total time 1 hr, 48 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
You can assemble and chill this up to two days ahead to bake before serving. Simply add 20 to 30 minutes to the baking time.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 2 (24-oz.) jars tomato-and-basil pasta sauce
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 (15-oz.) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 (16-oz.) package shredded Mexican four-cheese blend

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking sausage into pieces while cooking. Drain; return sausage to Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in pasta sauce, cilantro, and chiles; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.

  2. Stir together ricotta cheese, whipping cream, and eggs until smooth.

  3. Spoon 1 cup sauce mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Top with 4 lasagna noodles. Top with half of ricotta cheese mixture, one-third of shredded Mexican cheese blend, and one-third of remaining sauce mixture. Repeat layers once, beginning with noodles. Top with remaining 4 noodles, sauce mixture, and shredded cheese blend. Cover with aluminum foil.

  4. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.