Lasagna Recipe

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


Submitted by hhthomas

Makes 4 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 Lasagna

2 serving Lasagne Pasta
28 oz Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes
1 serving Extra Virgin Olive Oil
0.8 link, 4/lb Sausage, Italian, Pork, Cooked
1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
1.7 cup Spinach
1 serving Garlic Cloves
6.244 oz Wine, Table, Red
1/4 cup leaves, whole Basil, Fresh
1 serving VIGO OREGANO
0.5 Teaspoon Thyme
1 cup Fat Free Ricotta Cheese
4 oz Part Skim Mozzarella

Recipe Directions for Lasagna

  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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 470.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
407
Calories from Fat
132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.7g
23%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
1038mg
43%
Potassium
222mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
43.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
9.9g
Protein
20.7g
Vitamin A 54% Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 26% Iron 17%
* 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
92% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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