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Monday, June 21, 2010

Lasagna with Spinach & Italian Sausage

This recipe is a slightly lighter version of the Italian Classic, with only 1 layer of noodles and some healthy spinach in the center.

10 oz Chopped Spinach, frozen
15 oz Ricotta Cheese, part-skim
8 oz Mozzarella Chese, shredded
4 oz Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 lb Italian Sausage
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 jar Ragu Parmesan/Romano spaghetti sauce
8 - 10 Lasagna Noodles
2 Basil Cubes (See Recipe) or 2 TB chopped fresh Basil

In a large skillet, brown the sausage and crumble. While the sausage cooks, defrost spinach and squeeze out excess water. In a bowl, combine spinach, ricotta, garlic powder and oregano. Set aside.

Drain the sausage and add the spaghetti sauce to the skillet. Bring sauce to a simmer and add 2 Basil Cubes and stir until cubes dissolve (or add fresh basil).

Pour all of the sausage mixture into the bottom of a 13 x9 inch baking pan and top with 2 layers of the cooked lasagna noodles, creating 3 rows. (This will make it easy to slice when cooked.) Smooth the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles, and top with Mozzarella cheese, then the cheddar.

Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned.

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