Spinach and Beef Lasagna

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8
Spinach and Beef Lasagna

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)

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • For a nice change of flavor, you could substitute 1/2 pound of Italian sausage or 1/2 pound of the ground beef.
  • Drain the spinach in a colander, then squeeze in paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. If you have leftovers, you can freeze them in individual serving sizes. Wrap each serving in aluminum foil and freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
595
Calories from Fat
315
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
54%
Saturated Fat
19g
95%
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
780mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
5g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
95%
95%
Vitamin C
26%
26%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
22%
22%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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