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Italian Classic Lasagna

italian classic lasagna Entree Italian
Italian Classic Lasagna
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 9

Homemade lasagna, bubbling with melted cheeses, is easier than you think with a simple sauce that's absolutely delicious.

Updated May 6, 2010

Ingredients

  • 6
    uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1
    lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2
    lb bulk Italian pork sausage
  • 3/4
    cup chopped onions (1 1/2 medium)
  • 1
    can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic whole peeled tomatoes with basil, undrained
  • 1
    can (6 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste
  • 1
    teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2
    teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1
    container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 1
    cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2
    cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4
    cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4
    cups shredded mozzarella cheese (16 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    Cook and drain lasagna noodles as directed on package; place in cold water to cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef, sausage and onions over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef and sausage are thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, sugar, oregano, salt and garlic powder, breaking up tomatoes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very thick.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in ricotta, cottage and Parmesan cheeses and parsley; set aside.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, spread about 1/2 cup beef mixture. Top beef mixture with 3 noodles, half of the cheese mixture, half of the remaining beef mixture and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers, starting with noodles and ending with mozzarella cheese.
  • 5
    Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until lasagna is bubbly and top is golden brown. Cover with foil; let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

  • To make ahead, layer the ingredients, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. To heat, uncover and bake lasagna as directed, adding 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
1100mg
46%
Potassium
700mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
8g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 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; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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