Venango County Recipe of the Day: Lasagna Dip

| November 5, 2020

This dip truly tastes like rich, creamy lasagna!


6 uncooked lasagna noodles
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Oil for deep-fat frying

1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
1 cup spaghetti sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend


-Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain. Cut noodles into 2-in. pieces; prick each piece several times with a fork. Mix Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.

-In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry noodles in batches 1-2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Immediately sprinkle with cheese mixture.

-For dip, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into fine crumbles. Stir in ricotta, spaghetti sauce, garlic and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

-Transfer to a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with Italian cheese. Microwave, covered, on high for 45-60 seconds or until cheese is melted. Serve with lasagna chips.

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