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Mini Sausage Lasagna

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

2-3 servings

The home economists in our Test Kitchen created this tasty mini lasagna. It strikes a perfect balance between cheese and tomato flavors.

Ingredients

  • 4 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 Italian sausage links (about 1/2 pound), casings removed
  • 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon each dried thyme, parsley flakes, basil and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Cut 3 noodles widthwise in halt. Cut remaining noodle widthwise into thirds. Crumble sausage into a skillet; cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce; set aside. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, egg, Parmesan and seasonings; set aside.
  2. Spread 3 tablespoons meat sauce in a shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Top with two large noodle pieces and one small piece. Layer with half of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers once, starting with sauce. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 631 calories, 36g fat (17g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 1223mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 33g protein.

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