Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna
Servings: 9 Prep 20 mins Bake 1 hr 10 mins Cook 375°F 35 mins Stand 10 mins

Ingredients

Tomato-Sausage Sauce:
  • 6 ounces sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 2 containers (15 ounces each) part-skim-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded part-skim-milk mozzarella cheese

Make It

Prepare sauce:

1. Remove casings from sausage. Cook meat in nonstick skillet, breaking up with spoon, until lightly browned. Drain on paper toweling. Saute onion and garlic in oil in 3-quart saucepan until softened, 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, sausage, basil and salt. Simmer 25 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Rinse with cool water; drain.

3. Stir together ricotta, parsley, salt and nutmeg in small bowl.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

5. To assemble: Spread 1 cup sauce in 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Cover with layer of noodles. Spread 1 cup ricotta mixture evenly over noodles. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan and 2/3 cup mozzarella. Top with 1 cup sauce. Repeat layers twice more, ending with fourth layer of noodles, topped with remaining sauce and mozzarella. Cover with aluminum foil.

6. Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven for 1 hour. Remove foil. Bake 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 9; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 415, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 63, carb. (g): 42, pro. (g): 29, sodium (mg): 1024, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.