Smoky Lasagna

Smoky Lasagna
Servings: 12 Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 40 mins Cook 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 12 curly lasagna noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground meat loaf mix (beef, pork, veal)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 28 ounce can fire-roasted or regular crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 15 ounce container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound smoked mozzarella cheese, shredded

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook lasagna noodles following package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Crumble meat into skillet; cook, breaking up, until no longer pink, 5 minutes. Drain excess fat. Add Italian seasoning, salt, tomatoes and tomato paste; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. In small bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg and Parmesan.

4. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Cover with 3 cooked noodles. Top with ricotta mixture. Cover with 3 noodles. Spread 3 cups meat sauce over noodles. Top with 3 noodles, 2-1/2 cups mozzarella, 3 noodles and remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.

5. Bake in 350 degree F oven 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 428, Fat, total (g): 23, chol. (mg): 109, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 23, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 30, sodium (mg): 562, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.