Lasagna Deliziosa Recipe
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Lasagna Deliziosa Recipe

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Everyone loves this lasagna. It's often served as a birthday treat for guests. I've lightened it up a lot from the original, but no one can tell the difference! —Heather O'Neill, Troy, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 323 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, basil, fennel and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta cheese, parsley and salt. Drain noodles and rinse in cold water. Spread 1 cup meat sauce into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with three noodles, 2 cups meat sauce, 2/3 cup ricotta cheese mixture, 2/3 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Repeat layers twice.
  4. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Lasagna Deliziosa in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p29

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mommayor User ID: 6425768 257692
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"This is so delicious! Best lasagna I've had. It's my go to recipe for company."

Kathleensb User ID: 8687737 247702
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

"love it"

Willowsmom1 User ID: 5655747 218091
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"I didn't precook the noodles so I added a cup of water to the sauce. It still could have used a little more sauce. I couldn't find mild Italian turkey sausage so I used hot and it worked great. I left out the fennel. I would actually give the recipe a 4.5 because it is a little costly for meat and all the cheese and it took me about an hour to get it in the oven, but my family of 4 really enjoyed it. It was large enough for two dinners. I'm going to make it again this weekend and freeze it in two batches for weeknight dinners."

kat034 User ID: 7321920 216832
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"my first time making lasagna and it was completely awesome - plan to make it again and again"

KajunKween User ID: 7435243 215434
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"My first time ever making lasagna, and I found this recipe. It was a total hit!! Now, whenever family comes to visit, they make sure to request I make it."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 110526
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014


sara.r User ID: 7980633 111141
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014


jamerbuddy User ID: 833809 110523
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"Awesome family dish!"

Cherry658 User ID: 7725141 97510
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"I've never made or cooked lasagna before and this turned out great. Delicious, my family and kids loved it too. I'll definitely make it again."

Summy User ID: 1386846 179162
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014 Edited Sep. 30, 2014

"The longer this lasagna sat in the fridge, it just got better and better. It's a bit dry, so I put a couple of spoonfuls of store bought tomato-basil spaghetti sauce on top for my 84 year old father before serving it. He has been raving about how this is the best lasagna he has ever eaten. He wants me to make this part of his meals that I deliver each week."

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