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Individual Lasagna Casseroles

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 6

Love lasagna? Here's a fun version that you can serve in individual ramekins. MORE + LESS -

Good Life Eats
May 13, 2015

Ingredients

Sausage Mixture

1
lb bulk Italian turkey sausage
1
yellow onion, diced
1/2
each of a large red and green bell pepper, diced
1
carrot, grated
1
(25.5 ounce) jar Muir Glen™ tomato basil pasta sauce
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt, if desired

Ricotta Mixture

1
cup ricotta cheese
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3
cup mozzarella, grated
1
egg, beaten

Breadcrumb Topping

2
tablespoons butter, melted
2/3
cup Progresso™ Italian-style bread crumbs
1/3
cup parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add onion and saute until tender and golden, about 5 minutes. Add bell peppers and carrot and saute an additional 2 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Simmer while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • 2
    In small bowl, stir ricotta cheese, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese and 1 egg until well mixed. Set aside.
  • 3
    In small bowl, stir breadcrumbs, butter, and Parmesan cheese.
  • 4
    Spray 6-8 (depending on the size) individual ramekins with nonstick spray. Add 1/2 cup of sauce mixture to each ramekin. Then, top each with 3 tablespoons of ricotta mixture. Top the ricotta with 3 tablespoons sauce followed by 3 tablespoons of the breadcrumb mixture.
  • 5
    Bake at 400°F for 15-25 minutes, until sauce is hot and bubble and the breadcrumbs are crisp and browned.
  • 6
    Serve with a green salad and garlic bread.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • The featured recipe in this post is a make-over version of Lasagna-Style Casserole, which had only a one-star rating.

    I love Italian food. Lasagna has always been a favorite, but it's a lot of work. Sometimes it's fun to take the flavors you love from one recipe and put them together in a different way. That's what's so great about these Individual Lasagna Casseroles.

    Instead of pasta, this recipe has a crispy parmesan breadcrumb topping. Mixed in with the meat sauce are extra vegetables which provide color, nutrients, and texture. Kids will love how the casseroles are served in individual dishes. And because they're baked in smaller proportions, the recipe cooks faster too.

    These casseroles are great served with a big green salad, such as this Italian Mixed Salad, and a loaf of hot bread. I think this Homemade Focaccia Bread with Rosemary and Onions or Braided Pesto Bread would be great compliments!

    Buon Appetito!

    Katie Goodman believes that part of the goodness in life is sharing good food with friends and family. She's a work-at-home mom determined to make family meal time a priority while providing a variety of healthy and delicious food choices. She blogs at goodLife {eats}, where she shares what she finds good in the kitchen and in life.

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