Sausage and Peppers Lasagna

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Minimal prep time is needed for this tasty meal; let the oven do the rest! Big flavor comes from the addition of the Italian sausage and peppers while the PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese adds a wonderfully creamy texture.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ pound Italian sausage

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped green pepper

  • ½ cup chopped red pepper

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 ½ cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided

  • ½ cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves

  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked

  • 12 slices PEPPERIDGE FARM® Garlic Texas Toast, prepared as directed on package

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Brown sausage with onions and peppers. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and milk with mixer until well blended. Combine mozzarella and Parmesan. Reserve 1-1/2 cups; mix remaining with cream cheese mixture.

  3. Drain sausage; return to skillet. Stir spaghetti sauce, water and oregano into meat sauce. Spread 1/3 of meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with 3 noodles and half the cream cheese mixture. Top with 3 noodles, half the remaining meat sauce and 3 noodles. Cover with layers of remaining cream cheese mixture, noodles, meat sauce and reserved cheese. Cover with foil sprayed with cooking spray.

  4. Bake 1 hour or until heated through, removing foil after 45 min. Let stand 15 min. before cutting to serve. Serve with toast.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation: Substitute extra-lean ground beef for the sausage and 1 thawed 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach for the peppers. Squeeze spinach to remove excess liquid before adding to cooked ground beef and onions with the spaghetti sauce and oregano.

Serving Suggestion: Enjoy this flavorful lasagna with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.

Easy Cleanup: Spraying the foil with cooking spray before using to cover the lasagna helps prevent the foil from sticking to the cheese on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
28g Fat
47g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 965mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 315mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.