Sausage, Chard, and Lemon Lasagna

For some reason I randomly get a subscription to Martha Stewart Living. I don’t love this magazine but I do love the recipes in it. This magazine is filled with tons of crafts and DIY projects. I don’t mind an occasional DIY but I kind of hate crafts. I don’t have the patience to make paper machie Easter Eggs or a bouquet of flowers from paper. But that’s just me! No offense to those of you who love to craft, I wish for Sterling’s sake I enjoyed it! The recipes in this magazine never disappoint though.

This recipe comes from the March 2011 Issue and the lasagna is truly amazing! I made it last week while my mother-in-law was visiting and we all loved it. I mean honestly I can’t say enough good things about this recipe. It was very easy to prepare, as far as lasagnas go. I also love that it is filled to the brim with swiss chard one of the leafiest, healthiest greens for you! I highly suggest you try this recipe out!

Swiss Chard if you have never seen it before, because Matt thought Swiss Chard was a type of cheese:)

The Parmesan Cheese and Swiss Chard Sauce

Boiled Lemons

Cooked Sausage, I used Hot Italian Sausage because we like it spicy in the Mason House.

Assembled and Ready to bake!

Pure Deliciousness!
Sausage, Chard and Lemon Lasagna
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
5 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard (about 1 bunch)
1 pound sweet italian sausage, casings removed
1 lemon, very thinly sliced
6 no-boil lasagna noodles, preferably Barilla


1.Melt butter in a saucepan over high heat. Stir in flour; cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in 3/4 cup cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in chard.

2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in a skillet over high heat, breaking up pieces, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.

3.Cover lemon slices with cold water by 3 inches in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.

4.Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8-inch square nonreactive baking dish. Top with 2 noodles, half the sausage, and 1 cup sauce. Repeat. Top with a layer of lemons, 2 noodles, then remaining sauce and lemons. Bake, covered with parchment-lined foil, for 27 minutes.

5.Remove from oven. Heat broiler. Uncover lasagna; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Broil until bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes.

Print Recipe HERE


  1. April 13, 2011 / 12:53 pm

    Yum! I love your recipes Natalie. I made your tex mex wontons this weekend and everyone raved about them! I thought I made too many (36) and when I went to get myself another one, they were gone!!

  2. April 13, 2011 / 1:06 pm

    I had no idea what swiss chard was…I thought it was a cheese too. This looks different, interesting, and easy, I might make it for the inlaws this weekend. Thanks.

  3. April 13, 2011 / 1:21 pm

    That looks so delish!!

    I love what you said about Martha, totally agree, who has time to make their own eggs or grow real grass for an Easter basket, I am way too busy shopping:)

  4. April 13, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    This looks so delicious! Thanks for the inspiration! And I agree, crafts are cute but I have no patience 😉

  5. April 13, 2011 / 2:36 pm

    This looks amazing! I want to come to your house for dinner!
    And I totally agree with you on the crafts! It is not my thing either!

  6. April 13, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    Love this take on lasagna. Definitely a spring version of the comfort food classic! Must be the weather because I posted a comfort food recipe today too.

  7. April 13, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    This looks delicious!!! I'll have to give this a try! I too get Martha Stewart Living…I think one of my mags discontinued so they slipped in MSL instead-oh well, so good recipes if nothing else!!!!!

  8. April 13, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    This looks so delicious!!! I have never heard of boiling lemons before… sounds interesting! Can't go wrong with sausage and melted cheese!

  9. April 15, 2011 / 1:46 am

    Another great recipe! It was a hit with my husband and daughter.

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