Goat Cheese Lasagna

Serves 6 as Main Dish.

Very rich, good, flavorful lasagna; use your favorite marinara (mine is simply olive oil, garlic, tomatos, oregano)

* Lasagna noodles
* 3 c marinara sauce
* 2 eggs
* 4 oz fresh goat cheese
* 1 c grated mozzarella
* 8 oz fresh mozzarella
* 1 lb Italian sausage
* 1/2 c grated Parmesan
* 1/2 c minced fresh basil leaves
* salt and pepper

Beat eggs; add crumbled goat cheese, grated mozzarella and basil, salt and pepper to taste, and stir until creamy and well mixed. Remove casings from Italian sausage, crumble and fry over medium-high heat; drain.

Assembly:
Begin with a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a deep 9 x 13 casserole. Add a layer of lasagna noodles. Spread slightly less than half the goat cheese-egg mixture on top. Cover with thin slices of fresh mozzarella. Sprinkle on half the browned sausage. Drizzle with a cup of marinara. Sprinkle with 1/3 the grated Parmesan. Repeat layers.

For final layer, use a layer of noodles and the remaining goat cheese mixture; drizzle with the remaining sauce; sprinkle with final 1/3 of Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, in 375-degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.