Family-Pleasing Sausage Lasagna

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Family-Pleasing Sausage Lasagna

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Sausage lasagna

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Recipe Data

12
Servings
30min
Prep
1hr15min
Total

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    Description

    Invite family and friends to the table for this family-style dish. You can prep it up to three days in advance and bake it just before the gang arrives. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 12
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    9uncooked whole grain lasagna noodles
    1(15 oz) can Hy-Vee crushed tomatoes
    1(6 oz) can Hy-Vee tomato paste
    1 c.water
    1 tbsp.salt, herb and spice blend, such as Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt
    1 tbsp.Hy-Vee dried thyme
    1 tbsp.Hy-Vee dried basil
    1 tbsp.dried minced garlic
    1 tbsp.Hy-Vee ground sage
    Hy-Vee black pepper, to taste
    1 lbs.mild Italian turkey sausage
    1Hy-Vee large egg
    1(15 oz) container whole milk ricotta cheese
    1 ½ c.Hy-Vee shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
    3 c.Hy-Vee shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain and set aside.
    3. For sauce, in a large saucepan, combine crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, salt blend, thyme, basil, garlic and sage. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 10 minutes. Season with pepper.
    4. Meanwhile, in a skillet cook turkey sausage until brown. Drain. Stir turkey sausage into sauce and simmer sauce for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat; set aside.
    5. For ricotta mixture, in a medium bowl combine egg, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Set aside.
    6. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups sauce in bottom of an ungreased 9-by-13-inch metal pan. Top with three noodles. Dot with half of ricotta mixture and sprinkle with 1/3 cup Parmesan and 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Spread 1 cup sauce on top. Repeat layering noodles, remaining half of ricotta mixture and 1/3 cup each Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Spread 1 cup sauce over top. Layer remaining noodles over sauce; sprinkle with 1/3 cup Parmesan and 1/3 cup mozzarella cheeses. Dot remaining sauce over top.
    7. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
    8. For individual portions: Transfer single serving portion to storage containers. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator, if frozen. Reheat in the microwave.
    9. To refrigerate or freeze unbaked: Cover pan with foil and label. Place remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese in a resealable freezer bag and attach to dish. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
    10. To reheat, thaw in refrigerator, if frozen. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake, covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until heated through. Remove foil and sprinkle reserved 1 cup mozzarella cheese over top. Bake for 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    350 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 16g
    • Cholesterol: 85mg
    • Sodium: 980mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 24g
    • Protein: 27g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 15%
    0%
    Vitamin C 10%
    0%
    Iron 15%
    0%
    Calcium 50%

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