Creamy Cheesy Lasagna

Dish type
Dinner
Serves
8
Ready in
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp. dried parsley flakes, divided
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 (5.2-oz.) pkg. spreadable garlic and herb cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3/4 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (1-lb.) lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions

Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Ready in
2 hours
  1. In a large skillet cook and stir ground beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons of parsley, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the salt and basil. Bring to boiling; stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 35 to 45 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl combine ricotta cheese, spreadable herb cheese, eggs, 1â?2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, remaining 1 tablespoon parsley flakes, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and oregano.
  4. Reserve 1â?2 cup of the meat sauce. Spread one-fourth of the remaining meat sauce in the bottom of an ungreased 9x13-inch baking pan. Top with one-fourth of the mozzarella, one-fourth of the noodles and one-fourth of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers three more times. Spread reserved 1â?2 cup meat sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 818, Calories Fat 346, Total Fat 38g, Saturated Fat 20g, Cholesterol 201mg, Sodium 2437mg, Carbohydrate 64g, Protein 51g
Serving Size1
Calories818
Calories Fat346
Calories (fat) extra42
Total Fat38g
Total Fat (extra)59
Saturated Fat20g
Saturated Fat (extra)100
Cholesterol201mg
Cholesterol (extra)67
Sodium2437mg
Sodium (extra)102
Potassium154mg
Carbohydrate64g
Carbohydrate (extra)22
Fiber3g
Fiber (extra)14
Sugars14g
Protein51g
Vitamin A1756IU
Vitamin A (extra)35
Vitamin C20mg
Vitamin C (extra)34
Iron3mg
Iron (extra)18