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Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna

Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna

Robust in flavor, this hearty entrée features a saucy secret. With a unique combination of roasted garlic marinara sauce and pumpkin, the goodness of this festive dish wraps itself around layers of noodles and savory cheeses.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) container light ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 12 ounces sweet or hot light turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce
  • 8 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup hot water

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and seasoning in medium bowl; mix well.
  3. Heat large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, stirring to break into pieces, until browned.
  4. Transfer sausage to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  5. Add pumpkin, wine and broth to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until bubbly. Stir in sauce and sausage; heat through.
  6. Spread 1 cup sauce mixture over bottom of 11 x 7-inch or 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Top with 4 lasagna noodles. Spread 1 cup ricotta mixture over noodles. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Spread 1 cup sauce mixture over mozzarella cheese; top with remaining 4 lasagna noodles, remaining ricotta mixture and remaining sauce mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Pour water around edges of lasagna.
  7. Cover with foil.
  8. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly.
  9. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 50 min | Servings: 6 to 8 servings

Can substitute BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce. If this is preferred, add 2 cloves finely chopped garlic when cooking sausage.

Nutritional information: Calories: 380 Calories from Fat: 140 Total Fat: 15 g Saturated Fat: 6 g Cholesterol: 95 mg Sodium: 1000 mg Carbohydrates: 28 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 8 g Protein: 27 g

Recipe and photograph copy of Nestlé and meals.com


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