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Hearty Lasagna With Italian Meat Sauce

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 1 hr, 5 mins
Stand time 15 mins
Yield Makes 12 servings

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
  • 6 cups Italian Meat Sauce
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 (9-ounce) package dried precooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients.

  2. 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.

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

  4. *1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese may be substituted.