Sausage-Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

You can make this into a lower-fat version by using lower-fat cheeses and alfredo sauce. Italian sausages may be replaced for the turkey sausage. Purchase a good-quality alfredo sauce for this, it will make all the difference to this recipe, really you can use as much sauce as desired, the amount listed is only a guideline. This can be completely prepared up to 24 hours in advance, covered and refrigerated, or you can prepared the ricotta/spinach mixture up to a day ahead. This lasagna is *delicious* :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet brown the turkey sausage meat in 1 tablespoon oil along with the onion, garlic and cayenne pepper; cook breaking up the sausage meat while browning.
  3. Cook until browned then add in the chopped red peppers; cook for another 2 minutes; drain fat and set aside.
  4. Place the spinach in a small saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes; place in a small colinder, rinse under cold water then hand-squeeze very dry.
  5. Place the spinach in a large bowl, then add in the cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, fresh garlic, 1 egg, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, seasoned salt and black pepper; mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  6. Spread 1 cup alfredo sauce onto the bottom of prepared baking dish, then top with 4 cooked lasagna noodles, then HALF of the ricotta/spinach mixture, then sprinkle HALF of the sausage mixture on top.
  7. Place about 1 cup (or more) of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sausage.
  8. Repeat the layers (using 1 cup sauce, 4 lasagna noodles, remaining HALF of the spinach/ricotta mixture and then remaining HALF of the sausage mixture).
  9. Top with remaining 4 lasagna noodles, then 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ( can use more cheese).
  10. Drizzle remaining alfredo sauce over the shredded cheese, then sprinkle with about 3/4 to 1 cup Parmesan cheese (or to taste).
  11. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
  12. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for another 10-15 minutes.
  13. Let stand for 20 minutes (or more) before slicing.

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Amazing! I was looking for a different kind of lasagna recipe and I found it! Everyone loved it and had seconds. Thanks Kittencalskitchen! You did it again!

AmandaWoody March 15, 2011

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