Lazy-Day Overnight Lasagna

Lazy-Day Overnight Lasagna

Here's an easy way to make meaty, cheesy lasagna. Use 2 cups thawed Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef and Sausage to make it in a jiffy!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

13:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

1
lb mild bulk Italian pork sausage or ground beef
1
jar (26 to 28 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1
cup water
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
egg
8
oz uncooked lasagna noodles
1
package (16 oz) sliced mozzarella cheese
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Drain well. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.
  2. In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, chives, oregano and egg.
  3. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish or lasagna pan, spread 1 1/2 cups of the meat sauce. Top with half each of the uncooked noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Repeat with 1 1/2 cups meat sauce and remaining noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover; refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; bake 50 to 60 minutes or until noodles are tender and casserole is bubbly. Cover; let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Clever Cook: Just about everyone loves lasagna, but few would argue that its prep—boiling, draining and handling the hot slippery noodle—is a walk in the park. The beauty of this lasagna is that it lets you skip all those steps. When you assemble the dish a day ahead, the uncooked noodles have time to absorb the liquid and become tender. Voilà! Tasty lasagna without the hassle.
Tips
Instead of Italian sausage, try making this lasagna with ground beef instead.
Substitution
For added flavor, use provolone cheese instead of the mozzarella.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 700mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.