Hearty Lasagna With Italian Meat Sauce

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Recipe Time

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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 328
  • Calories from fat: 32%
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated fat: 5.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 23.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.9g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 515mg
  • Calcium: 250mg


  • 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


  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.
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