Italian Sausage Lasagna ( Lighter Recipe)

Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Finally! A flavorful lighter version of the classic baked lasagna. Turkey may be used instead of sausage or use 1/2 pound of each.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook sausage, onion and garlic in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of parsley, the basil, sugar, tomatoes and tomato sauce, breaking up tomatoes.
  3. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low.
  4. simmer uncovered about 45 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Heat oven to 350°F.
  6. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package.
  7. Mix ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, remaining 1 tablespoon parsley and the oregano.
  8. Spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2-inches.
  9. Top with 4 noodles.
  10. Spread 1 cup of the cheese mixture over noodles; spread with 1 cup sauce mixture.
  11. Sprinkle 2/3 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  12. Repeat with 4 noodles, the remaining cheese mixture, 1 cup of the sauce mixture and 2/3 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  13. Top with remaining noodles and sauce mixture.
  14. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  15. Cover and bake 30 minutes.
  16. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly.
  17. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
Most Helpful

This lasagna is excellent! A group of ten adults and teenagers loved it. I'd say that the sausage made the dish (for healthier sausage with great flavor I used Applegate Farms Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sausage.) This recipe is easy to make and it is delicious. I can't recommend it enough. Thanks Barb for yet another great recipe!

KatieGT November 16, 2008

This was really good! The only thing I did different was to use the no bake noodles and the sweet turkey italian sausage. I think it would have had more flavor if I used the publix turkey italian sausage and just boiled the noodles.

LizDaCook April 27, 2008

Delicious - we used hot Italian sausage and the whole package (16 oz) of the lasagna noodles, a bit extra cheese and extra tomato sauce to cover the noodles. The three of us ate half the pan! We will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ March 25, 2005