I just love cooking hearty meals this time of year. One of my family favorites is lasagna. My secret? The super flavorful, meaty tomato sauce. This recipe has never failed me and makes the perfect amount for lasagna. Enjoy !
1 T olive oil
1 medium onion
6 garlic cloves
1 pound breakfast sausage (jimmy dean)
1/4 cup heavy cream
28 oz tomato purée
28 oz diced tomatoes
Heat olive oil in a large pot, add chopped onion. Cook 3 minutes until translucent but not browned. Add minced garlic and cook additional 3 minutes. Add sausage and break meat up into chunks. Cook mixture an additional 5 minutes until meat loses raw color. Add heavy cream and cook 3 minutes. Adds tomato puree and diced tomatoes, cooking an additional 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
*Note- once cooled, this sauce can be layered with no boil lasagna noodles, shredded mozzarella cheese and a ricotta cheese/Parmesan cheese/egg mixture to make a delicious lasagna. Bake 350 for 30 minutes.
This sauce is also delicious on plain pasta!