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Spinach and Sausage Lasagna

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
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 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.
  • Spread 1 cup sauce mixture in a greased oval 5-qt. slow cooker. Layer with three noodles (breaking noodles if necessary to fit), 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.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle servings with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece (calculated without Parmesan cheese): 456 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1101mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • sbuffman
    Mar 10, 2015

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

  • Angel182009
    Sep 8, 2013

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

  • conservativegranny
    Jan 20, 2013

    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.