Shortcut Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Shortcut Sausage Lasagna Recipe
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Shortcut Sausage Lasagna Recipe

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"My family and friends love this great tasting lasagna," writes Cindy Moore of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. "The recipe is almost foolproof. Best of all, there's no need to precook the noodles."
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Crumble the sausage into a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover; microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring once; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, onion, green pepper, water, olives and salt.
In a greased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish, layer 1-1/3 cups meat sauce, three noodles, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cover and microwave at 70% power for 28-32 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Shortcut Lasagna in Quick Cooking July/August 2004

Nutritional Facts

1 square: 443 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1091mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Crumble the sausage into a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover; microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring once; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, onion, green pepper, water, olives and salt.
  2. In a greased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish, layer 1-1/3 cups meat sauce, three noodles, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 28-32 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Shortcut Lasagna in Quick Cooking July/August 2004

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