Italian Sausage Lasagna

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Ingredients:

  • 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 package (16 ounces) Italian all natural ground sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 large container chunky pasta sauce
  • 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped and packed
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

    Directions:

    1. Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
    2. Sauté Italian sausage, onion and garlic in a skillet until sausage is browned; drain.
    3. Add pasta sauce to the sausage mixture and set aside.
    4. In a medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese, egg and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
    5. Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray and spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture on the bottom.
    6. Top with 3 lasagna noodles.
    7. Spread 1/4 cup of the ricotta cheese mixture on the noodles and layer on 1 cup of the sauce mixture.
    8. Sprinkle 1 cup of spinach and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
    9. Repeat this whole process 3 more times starting with the noodles; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to finish.
    10. Bake uncovered in 350° oven for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly.
    11. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

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