Easy Meat Lasagna

Make this easy meat lasagna (egg-free) that’s packed with vegetables and three different cheeses! Use gluten-free noodles for the wheat sensitive people in your life!

Make this easy (egg-free) meat lasagna that's packed with vegetables and three different cheeses! Use gluten-free noodles for the wheat sensitive people in your life!

Blake was SUPER excited when I told him I was making lasagna for dinner the other night and that I was using meat in it :P I tell yah, before I met Blake over 3 years ago I rarely ate meat. Now- it’s a staple in my diet and I love it! I actually crave it more now than I used to.

This was my first time making lasagna without my mommy. #truth It’s one of the easiest things you can make and…it lasts for days! Meal prep = love.

Make this easy (egg-free) meat lasagna that's packed with vegetables and three different cheeses! Use gluten-free noodles for the wheat sensitive people in your life!

Want to know how to make the flavors in your sauce pop? Nakano Rice Vinegar.

It’s my secret.

SHHHHHHHH.

Make this easy (egg-free) meat lasagna that's packed with vegetables and three different cheeses! Use gluten-free noodles for the wheat sensitive people in your life!

For reals though. I pretty much add that stuff to any and all sauce that I make in the Fit Foodie Kitchen. A little goes a long way!

Speaking of a little goes a long way. I definitely added more than a little cheese to this guy.

  • mozzarella
  • ricotta
  • parmesan

Boom, boom, and boom. I also topped my slices with homemade pesto and a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes. Hubba hubba.

Make this easy (egg-free) meat lasagna that's packed with vegetables and three different cheeses! Use gluten-free noodles for the wheat sensitive people in your life!
Recipe

Easy Meat Lasagna

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 9 lasagna noodles (regular, whole grain, or gluten-free)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 jar organic marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • 2 tablespoons Nakano Rice Vinegar
  • 2/3 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Optional toppings: Pesto and red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. First, heat oven to 375ºF. Then, cook lasagna noodles by following the directions on the box. Set aside.
  2. Prep veggies for sauce by chopping red bell pepper and mushrooms and finely dicing yellow onion. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of garlic in 1 tablespoon of EVOO. Then, sauté veggies for about 5 minutes, or until onion becomes translucent. Transfer into a bowl.
  3. In the same sauce pan, brown italian sausage. Once the meat is cooked, add the veggies back in and pour on your favorite marinara sauce and Nakano Rice Vinegar. Mix.
  4. To prep lasagna, spray a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Then, spread a little sauce on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Place on first layer of noodles (3). Then, spoon on 1/3 cup of ricotta cheese evenly onto the noodles. Add about 1/3 of the sauce on top of the noodles. Then, top off with about 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat this one more time.
  6. Top of the 2nd layer of mozzarella cheese with 3 more lasagna noodles. Spoon in any remaining sauce and 1/2 cup more of mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake at 375º for about 30-45 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 462
  • Sugar: 7
  • Fat: 27
  • Protein: 22

 

Make this easy (egg-free) meat lasagna that's packed with vegetables and three different cheeses! Use gluten-free noodles for the wheat sensitive people in your life!

Tell me. Are you a meat eater? Has your eating style changed over the years like mine has?

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mizkan’s Nakano Rice Vinegar. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you so much for supporting Fit Foodie Finds and making my dreams a reality! 

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