The WWF Cookbook is a treasure trove of crazy recipes from the Attitude Era, each of which is purportedly the creation of one of the wrestlers. In Wrestling With Food, Sydney is on a mission to try cooking all of them to see if any are actually edible.
I know, my little muffin tins. It’s been a while and I totally promised one was coming and then I LIED. To be fair, we moved and the cookbook was in one of the many boxes now residing in my parent’s basement but luckily Tom dug it out and here we are.
Without further ado, J.R.’s Deep-Dish Italian Sausage Lasagna.
“I’m a very lucky man. In addition to being ten years younger than I am, and a former gymnast, my beautiful Italian wife is also a wonderful cook! And so was her grandmother, who perfected this recipe decades ago. It’s a tried and true dish that has been making people smile for years. It’s the only lasagna recipe you will ever need”
I appreciate him throwing in the aside that his wife is both younger AND a former gymnast, just in case we wanted to be reminded that JR is a little saucy.
2 pounds sweet italian sausage, crumbled
2 (28-ounce) jars chunky spaghetti sauce
2 (15-ounce) containers ricotta cheese (reduced fat, if desired)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated romano cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh italian flat leaf parsley
2 table spoons chopped fresh oregano leaves (or 1 tablespoon dried)
2 (8 ounce) packages (about 20) lasagna noodles, cooked
4 cups shredded, reduced fat mozzarella cheese
This will shock you, but unlike with most of my WWF Cookbook creations, I did NOT halve this recipe. You never know when the Lethal Weapon will accept the invite, so we had to make sure we had enough! I also found it… interesting that a recipe from his Italian wife (passed down from the grandmother, no less!) used jar sauce.