Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday Foodables - Lasagna Buns

The "Porkinator" - Sausage Lasagna in a bun (easily cuts in half or doubles)

Lasagna ingredients (minus pasta) in a bun. This was a HUGE hit with my husband, though people will sort of look at it initially and go. . .

But after they taste it. . .
I think you will all enjoy this and come back Sunday for the Blogville New Years Eve Paw-ty.  Abby's been cooking up some great foodables for the catering truck~!

Gather up:
1/3 of a jar of store-bought pasta sauce (roughly 1 and 1/4 cups)
1/2 of a roll of Jimmy Deans SPICY breakfast sausage (sage flavor would also work)
1 heaping teaspoon chopped garlic (fill that puppy up)
4-5 slices (ahem) of chopped bacon

Mmmm. Bacon. (but you can substitute veggie "meat" easily in this recipe).
Cook meat and drain fat:

Stir into sauce and add:
1/2 tsp oregano
3 dashes of Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt (or your favorite mixed salt, I like Jane's as it's low sodium due to the addition of lots of herbs)

Simmer just until it's bubbling.

While the sauce heats up, in a bowl mix:
1 cup grated mozzarella
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan

Set aside about 1/2 cup of that mixture

To remaining shredded cheese add:
1 cup of ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon of egg (white and yolk mixed up and measured out, save rest for breakfast)
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
a pinch of cayenne
Mix well.

Get 4-6 bratwurst rolls or other larger sized sturdy sandwich rolls and scoop out the middle third (save that for meatloaf later), leaving enough at the bottom so that it holds together, like a sub-shaped bread bowl.
Place a big spoonful of meat sauce inside, top with a couple spoonful's of the cheese mixture, leaving a little open space for the sauce to bubble up through. Place in a cooking pan or tray that you've lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.

Cook in preheated 350 F. oven, covered lightly with foil for 20 minutes.

Remove foil, sprinkle with cheese you set aside and bake another 4-6 minutes until cheese on top melts.


  1. It's hard NOT to love bacon, for sure. Thanks so much for your kindness, it's truly appreciated. Happy New Year.

  2. We bet our Dad would love that too - lots of cheese and yummy sausage and bacon!!! What's not to love?

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. Yes, Dad requests this regularly and Mom said it's really easy to make and reheats well.

  3. I'm pretty sure Paul would LOVE this.

  4. It'll be great on a baked potato....that's what we do.

  5. If it has bacon it is a hit at Madi Manor.
    OMCs Abby your Elvis lip roll waiting for your 2 minute late dinner is too funny.
    We might not be able to tell time but our tum-tums can!
    1 nano second late is too late
    Hugs madi your partner in hunger

  6. Wow! That looks extra super yummy! (We never thought of putting bacon in a lasagna recipe!) Drooling!

    1. With the spiced breakfast sausage instead of ground beef it's wonderful!


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