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Classic Lasagna with Turkey Sausage

Classic Lasagna with Turkey Sausage
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 12
Enjoy this classic Italian lasagna that’s baked with turkey sausage for a cheesy, warm and delicious dinner, right at home.
Updated May 21, 2011

Ingredients

  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb. Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 (15-oz.) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 16 oz. (4 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (48-oz.) jar (5 cups) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Cook lasagna noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Brown turkey sausage in large skillet until no longer pink. Drain. In small bowl, combine cooked sausage and bell pepper. In medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, basil, egg and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese; mix well.
  • 3
    Spread 1/2 cup of the spaghetti sauce in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top with 3 cooked noodles. Spread 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce over noodles. Top with half of ricotta mixture and half of sausage mixture. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Top with 3 noodles, 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, remaining ricotta mixture, remaining sausage mixture, 3 noodles and remaining spaghetti sauce. Cover tightly with sprayed foil.
  • 4
    Bake at 350°F. for 50 minutes. Uncover dish; sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese. Cover; bake an additional 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Uncover; let stand 15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.

  • Try this classic turkey sausage lasagna for a cheesy, warm – and easy – dinner. It’s even easier than eating out at your favorite Italian restaurant!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
2g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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