Italian Sausage Lasagna

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Italian Sausage Lasagna
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Description

Bring out the checked tablecloth and turn your kitchen into your favorite Italian restaraunt. Have garlic cheese bread and green salad accompany this dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound italian sausage (casings removed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 yellow onion (large, thinly sliced)
  • 1 yellow onion (large, chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 28 ounces tomatoes (undrained)
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach (thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (grated and divided)
  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 ounces mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 9 lasagna noodles

Directions

  1. 1In large heavy skillet, crumble and brown sausage until well-browned; drain off fat, set sausage aside. Wipe skillet clean; heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add sliced peppers and the sliced onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are wilted, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and fennel seed. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 20-30 minutes, to develop flavors. Stir in reserved sausage. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. 2Squeeze all liquid from thawed spinach, set aside. In small saucepan, saute the chopped onion and 2 remaining garlic cloves in the butter until wilted, about 10 minutes. Stir in spinach and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, set aside.
  3. 3In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta, mozzarella and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Boil noodles according to package directions; drain.
  4. 4Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour one-third of tomato sauce into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish; spread evenly. Arrange 3 noodles in the dish and spread one-half of the spinach over the noodles. Spread one-half of the cheese mixture evenly over the spinach. Repeat this layering process once more. Top with the remaining 3 noodles and tomato sauce. Sprinkle top of dish with remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  5. 5Bake lasagna for about 1 hour, until bubbly and browned on top. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
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NutritionView more

510Calories
Sodium35%DV850mg
Fat60%DV39g
Protein51%DV26g
Carbs5%DV14g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories510Calories from Fat350
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat39g60%
Saturated Fat18g90%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol110mg37%
Sodium850mg35%
Potassium620mg18%
Protein26g51%
Calories from Fat350
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate14g5%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars5g10%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.