Classic Lasagna Recipe

Looking for an easy Classic Lasagna recipe? Learn how to make Classic Lasagna using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gmon011108017

Makes 8 servings



Here's an old-fashioned meat-and-cheese lasagna made lighter. Whole-wheat lasagna noodles taste great in this recipe, plus they help boost the fiber to 9 grams, which is more than a third of the recommended daily intake and especially good news for a healthy heart

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Lasagna

1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces hot or sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
2 onions, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
12 ounces mushrooms, wiped clean and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup dry red wine
56 ounce plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, (not packed in oil), slivered
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
12 oz. whole-wheat lasagna noodles
2 cups Fat Free Ricotta Cheese
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Freshly ground pepper, to taste
8 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Recipe Directions for Classic Lasagna

  1. 1.To prepare meat sauce: Heat oil in a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up clumps, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add onions and carrot; cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until mushroom liquid evaporates, 4 to 6 minutes.

  2. 2.Stir in wine, plum tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, basil, thyme and crushed red pepper. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce is very thick, 30 to 45 minutes more. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

  3. 3.To prepare filling & assemble lasagna: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  4. 4.Cook noodles until just tender, about 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain, then cool by plunging noodles into a large bowl of ice-cold water. Lay the noodles out on kitchen towels.

  5. 5.Season ricotta with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Spread about 1 1/2 cups meat sauce in the prepared pan. Layer 3 noodles on top. Spread another 1 cup sauce over the noodles. Dot about 2/3 cup ricotta over the sauce, then sprinkle with 1/4 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Continue layering the noodles, sauce and cheeses, finishing with the sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan. Sprinkle with parsley; cover with foil.

  6. 6.Bake the lasagna until the sauce is bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden, 5 to 10 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 448.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
402
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Sodium
548mg
23%
Potassium
679mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
47.7g
16%
Dietary Fiber
8.2g
33%
Sugars
12.9g
Protein
27.8g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 88%
Calcium 46% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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