Spinach and Beef Lasagna

A perfect make-ahead meal, this luscious lasagna recipe assembles easily in 20 minutes and is refrigerated for baking later.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 5 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (15 oz) Italian-style tomato sauce
1
bag (1 lb) frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry, thawed, drained
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1
jar (16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
8
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
bag (1 lb) frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat beef over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine bell pepper and onion stir-fry, and ricotta cheese; mix well. Spoon 1/2 cup of the Alfredo sauce in bottom of baking dish. Arrange 4 uncooked lasagna noodles over sauce.
  • 3 Top with half each of the ricotta mixture, spinach, beef mixture and mozzarella cheese. Repeat with remaining noodles, ricotta mixture, spinach and beef mixture. Spoon remaining Alfredo sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place sprayed side down on baking dish and seal tightly. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered 45 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    595
    (
    Calories from Fat
    315),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    35g
    35%
    (Saturated Fat
    19g,
    19%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    130mg
    130%;
    Sodium
    780mg
    780%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    37g
    37%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    95%;
    Vitamin C
    26%;
    Calcium
    45%;
    Iron
    22%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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