“Meat” Lover's Lasagna

“Meat” Lover's Lasagna

Enjoy this cheesy lasagna for dinner that’s perfect for Italian cuisine.

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uncooked lasagna noodles
package (10 oz) frozen Italian-style soy-protein sausages
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
cup grated Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
jar (26 oz) spicy red pepper pasta sauce
teaspoon Italian seasoning
cup water
oz mozzarella-style soy cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  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.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 1090mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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 Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.