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Pizza Lasagna

 Pizza Lasagna
"My husband and I love pizza and lasagna. In this recipe, we have the best of both," notes Vicki Melies of Glenwood, Iowa. "Because we are both watching our weight, I trimmed down the fat so we could still enjoy this favorite dish."
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (19 ounces) ready-to-serve tomato soup
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 4 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Directions

  • In a nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain. For sauce, in a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, soup,
  • tomato paste, water, onion and seasonings.
  • Spread 1/2 cup sauce in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with
  • cooking spray. Top with three noodles and a third of the sauce, then
  • pepperoni. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Top with three noodles and a

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Directions (continued)

  • third of the sauce. Top with mushrooms, red pepper, green onions and
  • beef. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and cheese. Sprinkle with
  • olives.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until noodles are
  • tender. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 191 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 568 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.