Print Options

 
 
 
 Print
Simple Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Simple Sausage Lasagna Recipe

When I saw a lasagna recipe that did not call for precooking the noodles, I was anxious to try this time-saving shortcut. Making some changes and additions to suit my taste, I developed this popular dish that I now call my own.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, pepper, dried basil and oregano
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine eggs, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley and seasonings.
  • 2. Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles and a third of the cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  • 3. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 453 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 1,245 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.