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Beef and Spinach Lasagna Recipe
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Beef and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

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Using no-cook noodles gives you a jump start on assembling this hearty main dish that Carolyn Schmeling of Brookfield, Wisconsin recommends. It cuts nicely after standing a few minutes, revealing flavorful layers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef (90% lean)
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (prepared with lean ground beef) equals 281 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 702 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, garlic, basil and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  2. Spread 1-1/2 cups meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with three noodles. Spread 1-1/2 cups sauce to edges of noodles. Top with half of the spinach mixture. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining noodles, sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Beef and Spinach Lasagna in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (prepared with lean ground beef) equals 281 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 702 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"Delicious! My husband says 2 thumbs up!"

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"Very good everyone I made it for asked for the recipe"

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"This recipe sounds so very easy and it looks delicious. I cant wait to try it!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"So yummy! My whole family loves this. I have a very picky toddler who will eat every last bite of this recipe"

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Made this for my family last night and instead of making it in a 9X13 pan I put it into 2 foil cake pans and put one in the freezer for later. Everyone loved it!"

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