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Ground Beef Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

 Ground Beef Spinach Alfredo Lasagna
With two types of sauces, ground beef, spinach and three kinds of cheese, this dish is super hearty and goes beyond the expected. When serving, be sure to scoop all the way down to the bottom of the slow cooker so that everyone gets a good taste of this many layered meal. —Deborah Bruno, Mira Loma, California
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 8 cups (32 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 6-8
  • minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into
  • crumbles; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  • In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley and
  • pepper. Spread 1 cup meat mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 5-
  • or 6-qt. slow cooker. Arrange four noodles over sauce, breaking
  • noodles to fit if necessary; layer with half of the ricotta mixture,

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Ground Beef Spinach Alfredo Lasagna (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1 cup meat mixture.
  • Top with four noodles, spinach, Alfredo sauce and 2 cups mozzarella
  • cheese. Continue layering with four noodles, remaining ricotta
  • mixture, 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1 cup meat mixture. Add any
  • remaining noodles; top with remaining meat mixture and mozzarella
  • cheese.
  • Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until noodles are tender. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 757 calories, 40 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 1,362 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 55 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.