Swiss Chard & Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe

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Swiss Chard & Italian Sausage Lasagna
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Make the filling: heat oil in a large saute pan over med-high heat.
  3. Add sausage, crumble and cook til golden, 6 minutes.
  4. Transfer to paper-towel lined plate.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, add shallots to pan with drippings still in pan, cook til translucent, about 4 minutes.
  6. Add chard and cook, til starts to wilt, 2 minutes.
  7. Add garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper, cook 3 more minutes.
  8. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat.
  9. Make bechamel: Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat.
  10. Add onion, salt, red-pepper flakes, cook and stir occasionally for 5 minutes.
  11. Stir in flour and cook til a little golden, 2 minutes.
  12. Whisk in milk and simmer on medium for about 6-10 minutes til thickened, til it nicely coats back of spoon. Remove from heat, stir in 1/2 cup of shredded fontina cheese.
  13. Butter 9x13 pan.
  14. Spread about 1/2 cup of bechamel on bottom of plan.
  15. Put one layer of lasagna noodles.
  16. Top with half of the chard mixture.
  17. Then top with half of sausage mixture.
  18. Then 1/3 of shredded cheese.
  19. Then another 1/2-1 cup of the bechamel.
  20. Repeat with another layer of noodles, the rest of the chard, the rest of the sausage, another 1/3 portion of the cheese and more bechamel.
  21. Finish with a last layer of lasagna noodles, pour the rest of the bechamel sauce over and top with remainder of shredded fontina cheese.
  22. Sprinkle sparingly another 1/2 cup of parmesan over top.
  23. Bake until golden browned and bubbly, about 30-35 minutes.
  24. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 132.29 Kcal (554 kJ)
Calories from fat 64.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.14g 11%
Cholesterol 20.2mg 7%
Sodium 536.64mg 22%
Potassium 246.77mg 5%
Total Carbs 9.5g 3%
Sugars 3.29g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 6%
Protein 7.79g 16%
Vitamin C 14.1mg 23%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 139mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 118.04 Kcal (494 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.37g 11%
Cholesterol 18.03mg 7%
Sodium 478.85mg 22%
Potassium 220.2mg 5%
Total Carbs 8.47g 3%
Sugars 2.93g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.35g 6%
Protein 6.95g 16%
Vitamin C 12.5mg 23%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 124.1mg 14%

* 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

  • 2.9
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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