Easy Lasagna

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 549


2 cups ricotta cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
8 cups (1/2 recipe) Italian Spaghetti Sauce or purchased spaghetti sauce
12 uncooked lasagna noodles
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)


1. Heat oven to 350°. Mix ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the parsley and oregano.

2. Spread 2 cups of the Italian Spaghetti Sauce (this Cook'n chapter) in ungreased rectangular pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches top with 4 of the noodles. Spread cheese mixture over noodles. Spread with 2 cups spaghetti sauce and top with 4 noodles repeat with 2 cups spaghetti sauce and 4 noodles.

3. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Spread with remaining 2 cups spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

4. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake about 30 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

TO MAKE AHEAD: Wrap unbaked lasagna tightly with aluminum foil and label. Freeze no longer than 2 months. About 2 hours before serving, heat oven to 350°. Bake in covered pan 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

Ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses are delicious sources of calcium. Vital for strong bones and teeth, calcium also helps with proper nerve and muscle function-even for the heart.

"I used to make all my spaghetti sauce from scratch. Now I purchase it. That way, I have more time to rest." -JUDY O.

NUTRITION FACTS: High in calcium and vitamins A and C good source of fiber
1 Serving: Calories 395 (Calories from fat 160) Fat 18g (Saturated 9g) Cholesterol 40mg Sodium 940mg Potassium 510mg Carbohydrate 37g (Dietary Fiber 3g) Protein 24g % DAILY VALUE: Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 22% Calcium 54% Iron 14% Folic Acid 8% Magnesium 14% DIET EXCHANGES: 1 Starch, 2 High-Fat Meat, 1 Vegetable, 1 Milk

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From "Betty Crocker's Living with Cancer Cookbook." Text Copyright 2005 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 549
Calories from Fat: 126

This Easy Lasagna recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Living With Cancer Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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