Lasagna Deliziosa

This recipe courtesy of Taste of Home. For more great recipes visit their website.

Ingredients:

  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 package (20 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, basil, fennel and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta cheese, parsley and salt.
  4. Drain noodles and rinse in cold water.
  5. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with three noodles, 2 cups meat sauce, 2/3 cup ricotta cheese mixture, 2/3 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Repeat layers twice.
  6. Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Yield: 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • One serving: 1 piece
  • Calories: 323
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 79 mg
  • Sodium: 701 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Diabetic Exchange: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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