If you’re looking for a twist on traditional lasagna, try this quick and easy Kielbasa Lasagna. It’s fast, easy and family friendly.
This dish is like a big bear hug to me. It’s pure comfort food. I have had this dish since I was a child. It was one of three dishes that my Dad would make for us. I thought it was a culinary masterpiece growing up. I mean lasagna that’s rolled up? C’mon. I was obsessed with all things that rolled up. Fruit roll ups? Yes. Hubba Bubba’s Bubble Gum Tape? You betcha. Naturally this Kielbasa Lasagna was a winner winner sausage dinner for me.
It’s a nice variation on a traditional lasagna. I love the unexpectedness of the smoked kielbasa sausage inside. The flavors work so well together for me. You get a piece of every ingredient with each bite.
Did I mention it’s quick and easy to make? Much faster than a traditional lasagna. The recipe can easily be doubled if you’re feeding a crowd and freezes well.
I also happen to think Kielbasa Lasagna is even better re-heated the next day. If you happen to be lucky enough to have leftovers that is. It’s usually why I make a double recipe when I’m making it. It’s not much extra work at all and you’ve already got the oven heated up. Plus then you don’t have half a box of lasagna noodles left over sitting in your pantry.
What is Kielbasa Sausage?
Kielbasa is the Polish name for sausage. You can readily find Kielbasa Smoked Sausageat most grocers. It’s typically in rope form or links. It has a rich and savory taste.
I usually start by making a batch of my homemade TOMATO SAUCE. The recipe only calls for enough to cover the bottom of your dish and the top of your lasagna rolls so you’ll have leftover to use in another recipe.
You can easily make a tomato sauce while the lasagna noodles are boiling though. The noodles will need time to cool down as well, because you don’t want burnt finger tips trying to roll them up while they’re hot.
It’s also a great dish for entertaining because you make it earlier in the day, cover and then pop it into the oven before you’re guests arrive.
- 8 lasagna noodles
- kosher salt
- 1 package of Kielbasa Sausage - cut into 2" pieces
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese - sliced into 8 portions
- 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups spaghetti sauce - divided
- In a large pasta pot. Bring enough water to boil to cook your lasagna noodles. Salt water generously. Cook noodles until they are al dente. Drain.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Cut kielbasa sausage into 2" pieces (the width of a lasagna noodle). You should get 8 pieces. Carefully cut a slit into each piece - do not cut completely in half.
- Slice mozzarella into 8 small wedges that will fit into the opening of the sausage. Insert mozzarella into sausages.
- To assemble. Place cooked lasagna noodle onto clean surface, place sausage with mozzarella on one end.
- Wrap lasagna noodle around the sausage. Secure with a wooden toothpick. Continue assembling all pieces.
- Spray a deep sided baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Ladle a small amount of spaghetti sauce onto the bottom of baking dish, enough to coat bottom.
- Place noodles into the dish, ladle remaining spaghetti sauce on top, enough to cover lasagna.
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top.
- Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
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