Spinach and Beef Lasagna

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In this lasagna recipe, spinach and meat are covered with three types of cheese and herbs, layered with red sauce and noodles.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 (45 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (Optional)

  • ½ cup dried parsley

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 10 lasagna noodles, or more as needed

  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, or to taste (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot pot with onion, garlic, oregano, and basil until beef is completely browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir spaghetti sauce and spinach into ground beef mixture; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir ricotta cheese, 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  4. Spread a small amount of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Arrange lasagna noodles in a single layer over sauce. Spread another layer of sauce over top and arrange another layer of lasagna noodles over sauce. Spread 1/2 the remaining sauce and 1/2 the cheese mixture over top. Repeat layers, finishing with sauce. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 minutes, remove the aluminum foil, sprinkle lasagna with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and bake until noodles are cooked through and sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
11g Fat
35g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 876mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 279mg 21%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 567mg 12%

* 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.

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