Lasagna with Italian Sausage
Recipe from The Food Channel

This incredible lasagna takes less time because the recipe uses no-boil noodles. Plus it trims some calories, using fat-free ricotta cheese.

Lasagna with Italian Sausage

by 7  people

add your rating
add a comment
  • 2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 2   cups 
    chopped yellow onion
  • 4   
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2   pounds 
    sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2  28  ounce cans 
    crushed tomatoes in tomato puree
  • 2  6  ounce cans 
    tomato paste
  • 1/4  cup 
    chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1   cup 
    chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2   teaspoons 
    kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 6   ounces 
    no-boil lasagna noodles (9 noodles)
  • 15   ounces 
    fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/4  cups 
    grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1   
    extra large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2   pounds 
    fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet; add onions and cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
Add the sausage and cook over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until fully cooked, stirring often to break up sausage.
Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Simmer uncovered over medium-low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened.
In medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
Ladle 1/3 of meat sauce evenly over the bottom of the 9x12x2-inch rectangle baking dish. Top evenly with 3 noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture, 1/3 of the sliced mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of the meat sauce. Repeat process for 2 remaining layers.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup Parmesan over top; bake uncovered for 30 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted. Cool slightly before cutting.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 879, Fat, total (g) 43, chol. (mg) 188, sat. fat (g) 23, carb. (g) 55, fiber (g) 7, sugar (g) 14, pro. (g) 62, vit. A (IU) 3401, vit. C (mg) 41, sodium (mg) 2599, calcium (mg) 1010, iron (mg) 8, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage: Dinner for $10
...Get a load of this Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage! (We're imagining a Warner Bros... sausage, Italian bread and oodles of cheese. Baked up into a heaping, hearty casserole, you're bound a... the bells and whistles again! Make this Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage! Create your own... read more...
Sausage-Rice Casserole: 30-Minute Meal
...Fast is always good, and this Sausage-Rice Casserole clocks in at 25 minutes, making it one of our..., for most of us, anyway. You want hearty, too. And Sausage-Rice Casserole delivers the goods in a rice...-filled casserole soaking up all the oozing good flavors of sausage. Really, that's about it. Of course, we love... read more...
10 Delicious Ways to Have Sausage for Dinner
... sausage and handy frozen vegetables) meld for up to eight hours before layering atop toasted Italian bread.... Sausage Peppers You're just five minutes away from a bowl of spicy Italian goodness! Rather than expected... hoagie roll, and dress with a jalapeno-lime coleslaw. Cannellini Beans and Italian Sausage Consider... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products