Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe

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


Submitted by avocet55

Makes 10 servings



Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 90 Minutes Total Time: 120 Minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Italian Sausage Lasagna

1 lb. sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
2 tsps olive oil
1 red bell pepper, cooked, seeded and thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, cooked, seeded and thinly sliced
1 large yellow onion, cooked, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, peeled
3 cups canned tomatoes, undrained
2 tsps fennel seeds
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 large yellow onion, cooked, chopped
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain all liquid
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
2 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
10 oz lasagna noodles

Recipe Directions for Italian Sausage Lasagna

  1. Crumble and sauté sausage in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until well browned. Drain off fat. Set sausage aside.

  2. Wipe skillet clean. Add oil and heat over medium-high heat.

  3. Add sliced peppers, sliced onion, and 2 cloves garlic. Cover and cook about 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft.

  4. Stir in tomatoes and fennel seed.

  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20-30 minutes.

  6. Stir in reserved sausage.

  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Set sauce aside.

  9. Melt butter in a separate heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat.

  10. Sauté chopped onion and 2 cloves garlic about 10 minutes, until soft.

  11. Stir in spinach and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

  12. Set aside.

  13. Combine ricotta, mozzarella and 1 Tbs. Parmesan cheese in a bowl.

  14. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  15. Boil noodles according to package directions and drain.

  16. Preheat oven to temperature 350°F.

  17. Pour 1/3 of the tomato sauce into a lightly oiled 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread evenly.

  18. Arrange 3 noodles in the dish and spread half the spinach mixture over the noodles.

  19. Spread half the cheese mixture evenly over the spinach.

  20. Repeat this layering process once more.

  21. Top with remaining 3 noodles and tomato sauce.

  22. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

  23. Bake about 1 hour, until bubbly and browned on top.

  24. Cool 10-15 minutes before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 294.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
452
Calories from Fat
231
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.7g
40%
Saturated Fat
11.2g
56%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
651mg
27%
Potassium
614mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
27.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
27.8g
Vitamin A 84% Vitamin C 78%
Calcium 41% Iron 12%
* 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
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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