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Sausage, Chard, and Lemon Lasagna


A layer of refreshing lemon slices brightens every bite of this lasagna made of sweet Italian sausage and Swiss chard. Instead of tomato sauce, the dish is made with a creamy and cheesy white sauce.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2011
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  • jajaamos1
    10 DEC, 2018
    I am in love with this lasagna! Why only four stars? I followed the recipe exactly, in order, and it took two hours to the baking point. Glad I had planned to have it prepped early to pop into the oven later. Part of that is due to wasted time in the given process order; if you start by boiling the lemons and cooking the sausage, the two most time consuming steps, you will economize on time. Do follow the suggestion for Barrilla pasta. The brand of no-boil noodles I used did not fully cook.
  • MS10023841
    29 MAY, 2018
    Very tasty! Great way to sneak chard into non leafy green vegetable eaters. Absolutely no leftovers with people fighting over last piece.
  • foood
    21 JUN, 2015
    My husband and I have made this twice now - as written - and loved it each time. The lemon has been the ingredient that makes it for us. I can't imagine it without. It's a good way to use some chard and while it has a number of steps nothing is particularly difficult and the dish is light. BTW the chard goes into the sauce, once the cheese, salt and pepper have been whisked in.
  • Gayle Johnson
    19 JUN, 2014
    Am I missing something? Where is the chard used in the recipe? In the sauce? How is it seasoned? One of the worst recipes I have ever come across. Shame on you Martha.
  • Tahoeblues7
    4 SEP, 2012
    My whole family loves this recipe! I have altered it just a bit to suit our taste. We didn't care for the sliced lemons so I sub for the zest of two lemons in the sauce. I also use the sweet italian turkey sausage to lighten it up just a bit. It's great to follow this dinner with the Lemon Cardamom Cake recipe!
  • mjager
    11 JUN, 2012
    This was so very delicious! I used Trader Joe's brand vegetarian Italian sausage, and I substituted 2 cups of greek yogurt and one cup of heavy whipping cream for the sauce. I must admit that I liked the REALLY thin slices of lemon better than the thicker ones, so try to cut this super thin. I will definitely make this again! :)
  • Bettyt
    5 FEB, 2012
    i did this but it seemed to make more than i could put in a 8x8 baking dish. i loved it. Next time I may try with shrimp in place of the sausage.
  • TibbyG
    27 JUL, 2011
    I started, as I always do, with everything prepped and ready, then dutifully proceeded to layer the dish. Popped it in the oven and began to clean up - only to find I had 5 C of shard sitting on the counter. Grabbed dish out of oven, dismantled it and tried to stuff as much chard into the layers as the dish would hold - only about 3 cups. Have no idea how much time I lost of the 27 minutes. Hope it's edible.
  • gracemliu
    22 JUL, 2011
    I used regular instead of no-boil lasagna noodles and it did not turn out properly. The sauce was too creamy and there was not enough liquid to cook the noodles.
  • JeanGreg
    20 JUL, 2011
    Made this for dinner last night. It was very good! I'm definitely adding this to my favorite recipe list.

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