Joy's Lasagna Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and position the oven rack in the middle.
  2. To make the meat sauce, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and cook over medium-low heat until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and stir for one more minute. Then add the sausage and cook over medium-low heat. Breaking it up with a wooden spoon, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until fully cooked and no longer pink. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Simmer uncovered over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Soak lasagna noodles in hot tap water.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, make the cheese filling In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 cup of Parmesan, the beaten egg, chopped parsley, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  5. Ladle one third of the meat sauce into a 9”x 12”x 2” casserole or baking pan. Spread the sauce over the bottom of the dish. Then add approximately half the pasta (in one layer, cover the sauce with the noodles), half the sliced mozzarella, half the cheese mixture, and one third of the sauce. Add another single layer of noodles, mozzarella, ricotta, and the remaining sauce Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan.
  6. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1195.16 Kcal (5004 kJ)
Calories from fat 683.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75.9g 117%
Cholesterol 290.37mg 97%
Sodium 3923.41mg 163%
Potassium 998.47mg 21%
Total Carbs 36.63g 12%
Sugars 8.02g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3.87g 15%
Protein 89.33g 179%
Vitamin C 16mg 27%
Iron 3mg 16%
Calcium 1433mg 143%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 187.65 Kcal (786 kJ)
Calories from fat 107.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.92g 117%
Cholesterol 45.59mg 97%
Sodium 615.99mg 163%
Potassium 156.76mg 21%
Total Carbs 5.75g 12%
Sugars 1.26g 32%
Dietary Fiber 0.61g 15%
Protein 14.02g 179%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 27%
Iron 0.5mg 16%
Calcium 225mg 143%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 29.5
  • 31

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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