Fancy Lasagna Recipe

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


Submitted by blazedancer

Makes 8 servings



supposed to be lower fat. Haven't tried it yet

Recipe Ingredients for Fancy Lasagna

2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 pound turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped including juices
1 cup tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 1/2 cups 1% cottage cheese
1 large egg
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
12 ounces lasagna noodles

Recipe Directions for Fancy Lasagna

  1. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sautÚ until golden, 5 minutes. Stir in celery and carrot; cook 5 more minutes. Add sausage, breaking up meat with a spoon, and cook until it loses its raw color.

  2. Add milk and cook over medium heat, stirring, until completely evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. (The mixture will appear quite curdled at this point.) Add wine and cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and juice, bring to a boil, lower heat, and gently simmer, uncovered. Cook rag¨ until liquid reduces by a third, about 30 minutes. Season with 1/4 tsp. pepper.

  3. In a food processor, whirl cottage cheese, egg, 1/4 cup parmesan, remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper, and the nutmeg until smooth

  4. Preheat oven to 375░. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; don't overcook. Drain noodles and lay flat on kitchen towels without overlapping. Oil a 9- by 13-in. baking dish and spread with about 1/2 cup rag¨. Add a single layer of noodles (for most brands this is 3 sheets per layer). Spread with a third of ragu, then top with another layer of noodles, half the cheese mixture, and another layer of noodles. Repeat layering, giving you 2 alternating layers of sauce and cheese. Cover with remaining third of rag¨ and sprinkle evenly with remaining parmesan.

  5. Cover lasagna with oiled foil and bake until hot, 30 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 330.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
91mg
30%
Sodium
850mg
35%
Potassium
384mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
34.6g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
30.0g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 20% Iron 9%
* 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-
    Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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