Hearty Lasagna With Italian Meat Sauce

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
Stand: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 328
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Fat 11.7 g
Satfat 5.3 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 23.5 g
Carbohydrate 30.9 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 515 mg
Calcium 250 mg

Ingredients

1 (15-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Italian three-blend cheese*
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable cooking spray
1 (9-ounce) package dried precooked lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Preparation

Stir together first 4 ingredients.

Spread 1 1/2 cups Italian Meat Sauce in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 noodles over meat sauce; top with half of ricotta mixture, 1 1/2 cups Italian Meat Sauce, and 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella. Arrange 4 noodles over cheese; top with remaining ricotta cheese mixture and 1 1/2 cups Italian Meat Sauce. Arrange 4 noodles over sauce; top with remaining 1 1/2 cups Italian Meat Sauce. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes.

*1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese may be substituted.

January 2006
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