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Italian Lasagna

Italian Lasagna Recipe

Description

There is nothing timid about the flavors of this meaty lasagna. Hot Italian sausages are sandwiched between layers of ricotta, provolone and mozzarella cheeses, and embellished with a long-simmered tomato sauce seasoned with bacon and fennel.

Ingredients

  • 9 thick slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 pounds Italian sausage
  • 1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles
  • 2 pints part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs eggs
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Brown bacon and onion in a large pan over medium heat. Stir in fennel seed, 1 teaspoon oregano, Italian seasoning, and tomato sauce. Cover, and simmer on low for 4 to 6 hours, or until thick.
  2. Brown sausage links in a large skillet. Drain on paper towels. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Mix together ricotta cheese, egg, milk, parsley, and 1 teaspoon oregano in a medium bowl.
  4. Layer 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Layer with 1/3 uncooked lasagna noodles, 1/2 ricotta cheese mixture, 1/2 sausage pieces, 1/3 mozzarella, and 1/2 provolone cheese. Top with 1/3 sauce. Repeat layers. Top with remaining 1/3 noodles. Spread remaining sauce over the top, and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours.

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Nutritional Information

Italian Lasagna

Servings Per Recipe: 15
Calories: 754.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 80 %
carbohydrates: 11 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 11 %
sugars:
fat: 78 %
saturated fat: 115 %
cholesterol: 52 %
vitamin a iu: 24 %
niacin equivalents: 106 %
vitamin b6: 27 %
vitamin c: 16 %
folate: 24 %
calcium: 60 %
iron: 21 %
magnesium: 25 %
potassium: 22 %
sodium: 68 %
thiamin: 53 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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