40 Minute Quick & Easy Cheesy Meat Lasagna


serves 12

Active time 15 minutes
Total time 40 minutes

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 egg
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.

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