Pumpkin Lasagna with Salsiccia and Sage

Cooking Time

35 min

Prep Time

10 min

Servings

2

Skill Level

leicht

Spicy salsiccia, an Italian sausage seasoned with sweet fennel seeds, is the star of this rustic dish, which will warm you up on a chilly evening.

In Italy, pumpkin is popular in pasta sauces, especially in the north of the country. Bite into a full fork of flavor with this Pumpkin Lasagna with sausage recipe. This Italian favorite, made with a creamy pumpkin sauce and spicy salsiccia, creates a flavor that is punctuated with sage, and will warm you up inside.

Interesting facts:

Spicy salsiccia is the star of this pasta dish. Salsiccia is a universal name used for different varieties of fresh Italian sausage, but is usually made of pork, and a variety of spices, including sweet fennel seeds. In Italy, it is sold fresh and is intended to be used for grilling or frying.

1

Preheat oven to 360 °F (convection oven) or 390 °F (upper and lower heat). Remove stalk and seeds from pumpkin and cut into cubes of around ½".

2

4 Set 4 sage leaves aside for garnishing. Remove remaining sage leaves from stems and coarsely chop. Peel and finely chop shallot and garlic.

3

Cut salsiccia open lengthwise, remove the skin and mash meat with a fork. Finely grate Parmesan.

4

In a pan, bring 3 tbsp. oil up to a high temperature, add sage leaves and fry for 1 minute until crispy. Remove and drain on a paper towel.

5

In the same pan, sauté pumpkin for 7 minutes at a medium temperature.

6

Add in salsiccia, shallot and garlic and fry for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7

Deglaze with ½ cup white wine and 1 cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes at a low temperature. Then, add ricotta and 3 tbsp Parmesan and simmer for another 5 minutes.

8

In an ovenproof dish, alternate layers of pumpkin-and-salsiccia sauce with lasagna sheets, cover with remaining Parmesan, and then bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes until Parmesan has melted.

9

Serve lasagna on a plate and garnish with fried sage leaves.

Ingrediënts:

  • 5 oz lasagna sheets
  • 2 salsiccia (mild or hot Italian sausage can be substituted)
  • ½ lb Hokkaido pumpkin (Red Kuri Squash)
  • 1 bunch of sage
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 5 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup of water

Plus:

  • ½ cup white wine
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Kitchen tool:

  • ovenproof form

Cooking Time

30 min

Servings

2

Skill Level

Easy

Cooking Time

30 min

Servings

2

Skill Level

Easy

Cooking Time

30 min

Servings

2

Skill Level

Easy