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“Meat” Lover's Lasagna

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8
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Enjoy this cheesy lasagna for dinner that’s perfect for Italian cuisine.

Ingredients

6
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
package (10 oz) frozen Italian-style soy-protein sausages
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1
egg
1
jar (26 oz) spicy red pepper pasta sauce
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/3
cup water
8
oz mozzarella-style soy cheese, shredded (2 cups)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package.
  • 2 Unwrap sausages; place on large microwavable plate. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, turning sausages once, until slightly thawed. Cut sausages into 1/4-inch slices.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the egg. In another medium bowl, mix pasta sauce, Italian seasoning and water.
  • 4 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, spread about 1/2 cup pasta sauce mixture. Top with 3 noodles, half of the ricotta mixture and half of the sausage pieces. Top with about 1 1/4 cups remaining pasta sauce mixture and half of the soy cheese. Repeat with remaining noodles, ricotta mixture, sausage, pasta sauce mixture and soy cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 35 to 45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

For this makeover recipe, a traditional Italian Sausage Lasagna recipe was tweaked not only to make it vegetarian but also to make it quicker and more convenient. Prep time was cut in half! Changes include substituting Italian-style soy-protein sausages for regular Italian sausage, purchased pasta sauce instead of a scratch pasta sauce and mozzarella-style soy cheese instead of dairy mozzarella cheese. Nutritionwise, the vegetarian version slashes 160 calories, 11 grams fat, 20 milligrams cholesterol, 160 milligrams sodium and 12 grams carbohydrate compared to the traditional version.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
24%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
1090mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
6g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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