Pork Prosciutto White Lasagna
Updated: Mar 24, 2022
Hello! It's been a while and I apologise; I have been feeling under the weather and didn't exactly get to be creative with my food the past couple weeks - I got my wisdom teeth out. BUT I am back for good with the next month of recipes planned and ready to get cooking!
Today, I'm sharing a new recipe of mine: Pork Prosciutto White Lasagna. This one was dang good, This is your normal lasagna but with ground pork cooked in herbs, layered with mozzarella, cottage cheese, lasagna, a creamy garlic white sauce, sage, and of course, prosciutto. It's a great substitute for your regular lasagna.
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
450g ground pork
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
3 handfuls spinach
12 lasagna sheets (including some extra in case they break)
3 cups mozzarella, grated
1 cup milk or cream
1 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup cottage cheese
A handful of sage leaves (dried sage works too)
1/4 cup parmesan
Preheat oven to 350. Bring a large skillet to medium heat. Add the ground pork into the skillet to brown.
Bring a medium saucepan to a boil, then add the lasagna sheets. bring down to medium heat and allow to cook until al dente. Take off heat and toss in oil to ensure they don't stick.
Meanwhile, add the basil, oregano, some sage leaves, and spinach to the browned pork and stir until the spinach is wilted. Take off the heat and set aside.
Bring a small saucepan to medium heat. Add 1 tbsp butter and allow to brown and bubble. Add 1 tbsp of flour and combine. Then, add the milk and bring it to a boil until thickened. Take off the heat and stir in half the mozzarella and garlic powder.
To assemble, place about 1/4 cup of ground pork on the bottom of a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Lay the first layer of lasagna sheets, then spinach, ground pork, milk/cheese sauce, three pieces of prosciutto, then some mozzarella. On the second layer of the lasagna, add cottage cheese and omit the prosciutto to save for the top. On the third layer of lasagna, only top with white sauce, cheese, parmesan, sage leaves, and prosciutto.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then take off the foil and bake of another 10 to let the prosciutto get crispy.
Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
If you're not a big fan of sage - I know it has a certain taste that some don't love - just substitute it for oregano or basil. I loved the sage and it goes so well with pork. Also, if the prosciutto is an unrealistic purchase in your area, bacon or more ground pork would also be great here, just keep in mind that the bacon would add a lot more oil.
Thanks for checking this recipe out! I hope you get a chance to try it and of course, let me know how it goes. Even better if you send me a picture!
If you have any recipes that you would like me to try, I'd love to know your ideas and interests!
Have a great week!