Lasagna with Italian Sausage

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

Recipe from The Food Channel
Ingredients
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  • 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
Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. 
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.
3. 
Add the sausage and cook over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until fully cooked, stirring often to break up sausage.
4. 
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.
5. 
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.
6. 
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.
7. 
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
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