Inside Out Lasagna -Gundersen Lutheran 500 Club

Published On: May 03 2013 01:01:44 PM CDT

Inside Out Lasagna
Makes 4 servings
Getting started Equipment you will need: medium saucepan, medium skillet, chef knife, cutting board
Ingredients
8 oz. whole wheat penne pasta
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
8 oz. precooked Italian turkey sausage
6 medium mushrooms
Dash of salt and pepper

3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs

4 cups baby spinach

Action:

1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions.
2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Chop onion, mince garlic, and slice sausages. Add to skillet. Sauté 3 minutes.
3. Slice mushrooms and add to skillet, along with salt and pepper. Sauté 5 minutes more, or until tender.

4. Drain tomatoes; add to skillet along with spinach. Cook until spinach wilts.
5. Toss the sauce with the pasta and divide among 4 bowls.

Place a 3 Tbsp. dollop of ricotta on each serving.
Suggested Side Items: garlic bread, Italian side salads, glass of milk

Tips: Add your favorite vegetables or Italian herbs to create your own unique spin on this recipe. To reduce sodium, look for low-sodium or preservative free turkey sausages. Shopping list: 1 medium onion 3 garlic cloves 8 oz. pre-cooked turkey sausages 6 medium mushrooms 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with Italian herbs 6 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese

Check for: Whole wheat pasta Olive oil
Black pepper and salt 4 Cups baby spinach