Family-Pleasing Sausage Lasagna

Family-Pleasing Sausage Lasagna

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 45 minutes | Serves: 12.

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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. 

Ingredients

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 350 Sodium: 980mg
Fat: 16g Carbohydrate: 24g
Saturated Fat: 9g Dietary Fiber: 2g
Trans fats: 0g Sugars: 4g
Cholesterol: 85mg Protein: 27g

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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.
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