Quick and Easy Cheesy Meat Lasagna recipe with layer after layer of flavorful meat, pasta and cheese that comes together in 15 minutes and on the table in just 40 minutes! With a simple recipe and only 15 minutes to prep, this fabulous meal can be on your table any night of the week
Sunday lasagna has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. Growing up, it was an ‘event’ that was reserved for special occasions because preparations virtually took all day. A long simmering red sauce that would impart a deep roasted tomato flavor was an important ingredient in our family lasagna along with cheese, cheese and more cheese.
But that isn't the case anymore...
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We are sooo excited to finally tell you that we have teamed up with Kraft Foods and Hunt's to bring you Sunday Dinner... Any Night of the Week, without all the work.
Some things never change, but now that I am grown and have a family of my own; we have our own lasagna traditions. A hearty lasagna packed full of cheese, meat, and deep tomato flavor is what we prefer, and did I mention more cheese?
Being a very active family we don’t set aside a whole day when we want lasagna. Using simple ingredients like KRAFT Parmesan Cheese and Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced tomatoes I am able to create our favorite Sunday lasagna in about 40 minutes!
You had to know this lasagna would be loaded with incredible cheesy flavor, being it is my favorite food! With KRAFT’s 5 Cheese Italian Blend Shredded Cheese and 3 Cheese Grated Parmesan it is rich, creamy and oh so cheesy!
Can you say awesome blends?!? The deep tomato flavor that I crave was achieved with Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce and Tomato Paste. This lasagna has an incredible combination of flavors that taste like you have been cooking all day!
Now you can enjoy Sunday dinner any night of the week. Dinner's ready!
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
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40 Minute Quick & Easy Cheesy Meat Lasagna
SERVES 12 | ACTIVE TIME 15 Min | TOTAL TIME 40 Min
1 ½ pounds hot Italian chicken sausage
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Garlic
1 (8 ounce) can Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 (16 ounce) container part skim ricotta cheese
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¾ cup KRAFT Grated Three Cheese Parmesan Cheese, divided
10 oven ready lasagna noodles
1 ½ (8 ounce) packages KRAFT 5 Cheese Italian Blend Shredded Cheese, divided
Preheat oven to oven to 425°F.
In a large skillet over medium high-heat brown sausage. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile combine ricotta cheese, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, 4 ounces shredded cheese and egg. Mix until well blended.
Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with a layers of 3 noodles, half the ricotta cheese mixture, and 1/3 of the sauce. Repeat layers.
Top with remaining noodles then cover with sauce and sprinkle ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Spread remaining 8 ounces of shredded cheese over top; cover.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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Originally published 3/24/13