This hearty pasta bake will satisfy even the hungriest crew.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a 5-quart pot, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring often, until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in onions; cover, and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Uncover; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Add kale and 1/2 cup water to pot; season with salt and pepper. Cover; cook over medium-low heat, tossing occasionally, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain; coarsely chop. Transfer to bowl with onions.

  • Meanwhile, cook noodles 2 minutes less than package instructions. Drain; rinse under cold water.

  • Add noodles, tomatoes, and ricotta to the bowl; season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Toss well. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; smooth top with a spatula. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes

The lasagna can be assembled up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated, covered tightly with plastic wrap; the cooking time will be the same.

Reviews (4)

339 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 115
  • 3 star values: 105
  • 2 star values: 56
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 2 stars
04/25/2018
There were some good ingredients, but the dish was extremely dry and if I had been served this in a restaurant, I would have sent it back. It needs more liquid, either broth or tomato sauce.
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
I chopped a parsnip, a red pepper and added spinach to the kale . The flavors were great, my family loved it!
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2012
I really like this recipe. But it is very spicy if you make it with spicy Italian sausage, like they say. And I like spice. Last time I made it with half mild Italian sausage and half spicy but it was still too much, especially if I'm making it for people that don't like it. I think from now on I'll make it with mild and does not take away from the flavor. Also, one time I made it with frozen mustard greens instead of fresh kale and while it was good, fresh kale is best. Also works if frozen!
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Rating: Unrated
03/07/2011
Family loved this easy healthy dish. I followed recipe closely except added a few more noodles.