Cajun Lasagna

Lasagna leaves Italy and heads to the Bayou with the addition of shrimp and spicy sausage.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

10
uncooked lasagna noodles
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
1
bag (12 oz) frozen cooked deveined peeled miniature/tiny shrimp (tails off), thawed, rinsed and drained
1/2
lb smoked spicy sausage (andouille or kielbasa), cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
jar (16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package.
  • 2 Spread 1 cup of the tomatoes in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top with 5 noodles, overlapping slightly as needed. Layer with half each of the remaining tomatoes, the shrimp, sausage, Alfredo sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
  • 3 Cover dish with foil. Bake about 30 minutes or until center is hot and bubbly. Uncover; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

To reduce the spiciness, swap the sausage with 2 cups of cut-up cooked chicken instead.

Save preparation time by using mini lasagna (mafalda) noodles and stirring the ingredients together to make an oven casserole.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
175mg
175%;
Sodium
1370mg
1370%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.