Lazy-Day Overnight Lasagna

Here's a way to make meaty, cheesy lasagna without the fuss.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 13 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1
lb mild bulk Italian pork sausage or ground beef
1
jar (26 to 28 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1
cup water
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
egg
8
oz uncooked lasagna noodles
1
package (16 oz) sliced mozzarella cheese
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

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  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Drain well. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, chives, oregano and egg.
  • 3 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish or lasagna pan, spread 1 1/2 cups of the meat sauce. Top with half each of the uncooked noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Repeat with 1 1/2 cups meat sauce and remaining noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover; refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; bake 50 to 60 minutes or until noodles are tender and casserole is bubbly. Cover; let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Drain well. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, chives, oregano and egg.
  • 3 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish or lasagna pan, spread 1 1/2 cups of the meat sauce. Top with half each of the uncooked noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Repeat with 1 1/2 cups meat sauce and remaining noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover; refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; bake 50 to 60 minutes or until noodles are tender and casserole is bubbly. Cover; let stand 15 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Instead of Italian sausage, try making this lasagna with ground beef instead.

For added flavor, use provolone cheese instead of the mozzarella.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
700mg
700%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.