Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lasagna Deliziosa - Taste of Home Healthy Cooking

Lasagna Deliziosa - Taste of Home Healthy Cooking pg 30

12 Servings Prep: 45 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing

9 uncooked lasagna noodles I used whole wheat noodles
1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
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 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

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Drain.

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.

In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta cheese, parsley and salt.

Drain noodles and rinse in cold water.

Spread 1 cup meat sauce into 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.

Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 piece equals 323 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 701 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.

**I made this up today for us to have for dinner later this week. I will let you know what we thought of it. It was easy to make and looks really yummy.**

We had this tonight and it was really yummy! It is a keeper and a great recipe to make up and give to someone that just had a baby, surgery, etc. Loved it!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds absolutely delish! I might have to make it up! I love that you host a Pure Romance party... I think the Michigan reps are the most fun... I went to a party in IL and PA before and the reps were terrible. My friends bachlorette party in MI the rep was crazy bonkers and was just a lot of fun. Everyone was laughing at me because they have a dual action toy with rhinestones on it.... I have a rhinestone/diamond OBSESSION... its 100 and I almost bought it except I dont really need it LOL.