Italian Sausage Lasagna

Add something cheesy to your family’s Italian dinner! Enjoy this slow-cooked sausage lasagna – a delightful meal.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 6 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3/4
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
cans (15 oz each) Italian-style tomato sauce
2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
container (15 oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
3
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
12
uncooked lasagna noodles

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  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese.
  • 3 Spray 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Into cooker, spoon 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with 4 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Top with half of the cheese mixture and 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with 4 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining 4 noodles and remaining sausage mixture.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 5 About 10 minutes before serving, sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover; let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut lasagna into pieces.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese.
  • 3 Spray 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Into cooker, spoon 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with 4 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Top with half of the cheese mixture and 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with 4 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining 4 noodles and remaining sausage mixture.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 5 About 10 minutes before serving, sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover; let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut lasagna into pieces.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Love your lasagna thick and meaty? For thick pieces of lasagna, use a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. A larger slow cooker will also work, but your lasagna pieces will be a bit thinner.

Caesar salad and Italian bread make nice accompaniments to this delicious lasagna.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
760
(
Calories from Fat
320),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1780mg
1780%;
Total Carbohydrate
68g
68%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
90%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.