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Lori's Spicy Chipotle Lasagna

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars
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"Don't sacrifice lasagna just because you don't like lasagna. This version packs lots of flavor from Parmesan and Asiago, and is made with few noodles so you low-carb dieters can enjoy it, too!"
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Ingredients

2 h servings 581
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Cook and stir the ground beef and Italian sausage in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Drain any excess grease, then stir in the onion, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes more. Stir in the chipotle chile, tomato paste, and stewed tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the basil and oregano; simmer 5 minutes more then remove from the heat.
  2. While the sauce is simmering, stir together the cream cheese and chopped spinach until blended. Leave the spinach soggy, the water will help thin out the cream cheese to a sour cream-like consistency.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with a sheet of aluminum foil, and lightly grease. Place 3 lasagna noodles on the bottom of the pan, and spread with 1/3 of the spinach mixture. Spread 1/3 of the chipotle meat sauce over this, then layer with 1/3 of the mozzarella and 1/3 of the zucchini. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the Asiago cheese and 1/3 of the Parmesan cheeses. Repeat layers two more times, ending with cheeses on top.
  5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking until the top is bubbly and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 581 calories; 38.5 27.5 32.6 128 969 Full nutrition

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When they posted the recipe, they changed it to say to use the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (I think in some places that is all that is available) but I don't actually use those (I don't like...

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Made exactly as written. It was too cheesy. Because of this each of us only had once piece. We did not like the cream cheese taste and prefer Ricotta/Cottage Cheese in our Lasagna. The meat ...

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When they posted the recipe, they changed it to say to use the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (I think in some places that is all that is available) but I don't actually use those (I don't like...

Used 2 chipotle peppers and 1 tbsp of adobe sauce for the perfect degree of spiciness without overwhelming the other flavors within the lasagna; sauteed fresh spinach, chopped very fine and adde...

My friend and I were making some meals to freeze. We made this recipe and we both couldn't wait, so we had it for dinner that night. Both of our families loved it. It was a little time consum...

This was so yummy. I am not a big Chipotle fan so I omitted this ingredient and it was still some of the best lasagne I've ever made.

Wonderful! Whole family loved it - even my one year old! Took forever to make - prep time was more like 2 hours if you simmer and brown everything right. Definitely worth it, though. I will ...

Beyond excellent! So much flavor! Like someone else said, I'll never boil lasagna noodles again --that was the bonus. For our tastes, used 1 T. of the chipolte chili in adobo sauce (about 2 c...

Wow! What a great lasagna, full of flavor! This takes a little extra time but you will not be disappointed with it. Do use a dish deeper than a standard 9x13 because it makes a pan FULL of la...

I am picky about my lasagnas... but this was AWESOME! I was a little skeptical of the cream cheese, but it was absolutely perfect!! My husband doesn't like leftovers, but he can't wait to take...

We made this for a dinner party for our friends. Everyone loved it! We followed the directions to the T and it came out perfect. We will definitely be making this again and again.