The onion-pepper mixture and sausage in this recipe are used in the Italian Sausage Sandwiches.This recipe goes with Italian Sausage SandwichesEnjoy lasagna without worrying about all that cheese. Using low-fat and fat-free cheese allows you to indulge healthily. Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants.


Credit: Leigh Beisch

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Serves 6 (serving size: 1/6 of whole)


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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper; cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell peppers and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper; sauté 10 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat. Stir in onion mixture and salt. Reserve half for Italian Sausage Sandwiches.

  • Cook sausage links according to package directions. Reserve 4 links for Sandwiches. Chop remaining 4 links.

  • Spread 3/4 cup pasta sauce in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 2 noodles over pasta sauce. Sprinkle half of the cream cheese over the noodles; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan, 1 cup onion-pepper mixture, and half of the chopped sausage. Repeat layers, ending with sausage. Top with remaining lasagna noodles; spread remaining pasta sauce over noodles. Sprinkle with mozzarella.

  • Cover dish with foil, tenting to prevent foil from touching top layer. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake 10 minutes or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; calories from fat 32%; fat 13g; saturated fat 4.6g; mono fat 4.5g; poly fat 3.4g; protein 26.5g; carbohydrates 34.5g; fiber 4.8g; cholesterol 55mg; iron 3.3mg; sodium 743mg; calcium 275mg.