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Northern Italian Style Lasagna

 

Rich and creamy. A family favorite.
184

Yield

8

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

40

min

Ready

70

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

4 slices bacon
diced
1 pound ground beef, lean
or ground white meat turkey
1 cup onions
chopped
2 cloves garlic
peeled and minced
3 cups marinara sauce
low sodium
½ teaspoon basil
dried sweet or 1 Tbs. fresh, minced or julienned
*
½ teaspoon marjoram
dried
*
10 ¾ ounces cream of mushroom soup
1 can condensed, regular or low sodium
5 ½ ounces milk, low-fat
about half the soup can
1 pinch nutmeg
*
15 ounces ricotta cheese
part-skim
½ cup Parmesan cheese
divided
1 whole eggs
beaten
*
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
or 2 Tbs. fresh Italian parsley, minced or julienned
*
¼ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground, or to taste
*
9 whole lasagna noodles
cooked according to package directions, drained and cooled
*
½ cup mozzarella cheese
part-skim, shredded
*

Directions

In a large, deep skillet or sauté pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; spoon off fat.

Add ground meat, onion and garlic. Cook until meat is browned and no longer pink, stirring to separate meat. Spoon off fat. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in marinara sauce, basil and marjoram. Cook 2 to 3 minutes; set aside.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine condensed soup, milk and nutmeg. In another bowl, combine ricotta cheese, ¼ cup of the Parmesan cheese, beaten egg, parsely and black pepper; set aside.

In a 13" x 9" x 2" or 3"-deep baking dish , spread 1½ cups of the meat sauce. Top with 3 lasagna noodles, spread with one-half of the soup mixture, one-half of the ricotta mixture, and one-third of the remaining meat sauce. Repeat layers. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining meat sauce. Cover with foil and bake in preheated 375℉ (190℃) oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese and ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes longer, until hot and bubbly and the cheeses are completely melted and light brown.

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Nancy

Like Italia Lasagna, this recipe sounds delicious, definitely worth to try. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

almost 13 years ago

Lynn

Nancy,
You won't be disappointed...it's absolutely delicious. I don't need the extra cals and carbs, but I always serve with garlic toast.

almost 13 years ago

giacomo

...must be from the FAR North of Italy, where EVERYONE eats condensed, cream of mushroom soup. Oh, don't forget the American bacon!

over 11 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 227g (8.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 30350% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 759mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 19% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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