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Spinach and Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Spinach and Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Dig into rich layers of home-style lasagna featuring plenty of Italian sausage and gooey cheeses. No-cook noodles, frozen spinach and jarred spaghetti sauce simplify the prep. But it tastes far from ordinary! —Kathy Morrow, Hubbard, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) garden-style spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, water, Italian seasoning and salt. Combine ricotta, spinach and 1 cup mozzarella cheese in a small bowl.
  • 2. Spread 1 cup sauce mixture in a greased oval 5-qt. slow cooker. Layer with three noodles (breaking noodles if necessary to fit),
  • 3. 1-1/4 cups sauce mixture and half of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Layer with remaining noodles and sauce mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • 4. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle servings with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without Parmesan cheese) equals 456 calories, 26 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 1,101 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Reviews for Spinach and Sausage Lasagna

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Perfect! Probably the only way I will ever make it again!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"This was amazing. I used broccoli in place of the spinach bc my family doesn't like spinach. It worked great!"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013 Edited Jan. 23, 2014

"I was afraid that it would be too watery but it was perfect! Best and easiest lasagna recipe I've ever made. I've also made this with regular lasagna noodles and it was just fine."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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