This was so simple to put together, and so tasty too! My son said it was the best lasagna he's had. I have had a lot of lasagna so I don't know if I can say that, but I will say it was the simplest lasagna I've ever had.
I actually cooked a pound of ground beef and a pound of turkey sausage and a whole jar of the marinara sauce, but only used half of that, and saved the other half for cannelloni for tomorrow. Two Italian meals in a row? We do NOT mind! Love Italian!
Good tasting, filling, easy, and low carb as well!
SPINACH MICROWAVE LASAGNA
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound Jennie-O turkey sausage (breakfast)
12 1/4 ounces Mezzetta Homemade Style Marinara -- (1/2 24.5 oz. jar)
13 1/2 ounces spinach, canned -- (1 can, water squeezed out completely-or 1 10 oz. box of frozen spinach, thawed and drained.
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 large egg
1/4 cup low carb bread crumbs -- divided (OR 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese divided)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
In frying pan, brown ground beef and turkey sausage. Drain. Stir in Marinara sauce and let simmer.
While meat is simmering, in medium bowl, mix together spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, 1/2 of bread crumbs, and red pepper flakes. Stir together well.
Spray 9 x 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Layer 1/2 of the meat sauce. Top with the Spinach-Ricotta mixture. Sprinkle Mozzerella cheese on top. Add another layer of remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs and parmesan cheese on top.
Place in microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes, then cook 12 to 15 min. power level "50". Let sit for about 3 minutes after removing.
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6 Servings/Per Serving (excluding bread crumbs): 390 Calories; 29g Fat (67.8% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber