Beef, Arugula and Spinach Lasagna

Main Ingredient: Black Canyon® Angus Ground Beef
Servings: 8

Recipe

Ingredients

1-1/2 Pounds Black Canyon® Angus Ground Beef
2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
1-1/4 Teaspoons Salt, Divided
3/4 Teaspoon Pepper, Divided
4 Cups Prepared Pasta or Spaghetti Sauce
2 Cups Loosely Packed Fresh Baby Arugula (About 1-3/4 Ounces)
2 Cups Loosely Packed Fresh Baby Spinach (About 1-3/4 Ounces)
1 Container (15 Ounces) Fat Free Ricotta Cheese
2 Egg Whites
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Basil
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Oregano
9 Uncooked Oven-Ready (No Boil) Lasagna Noodles (Each About 6-3/4 X 3-1/2 Inches)
1-1/2 Cups Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to skillet; season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir in pasta sauce. Set aside.
  1. Combine arugula and spinach. Set aside. Combine ricotta cheese, egg whites, basil, oregano, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in small bowl.
  1. Spread 1 cup meat sauce over bottom of 11-3/4 x 7-1/2-inch glass baking dish. Top with 3 noodles, 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/2 spinach mixture, 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1-1/2 cups meat sauce. Repeat layers. Top with remaining 3 noodles and meat sauce.
  1. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in 375°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until noodles are tender and sauce is bubbly. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand, loosely covered, 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean ground beef: 520 Calories; 12 g Total Fat (5 g Saturated Fat; 3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 127 mg Cholesterol; 1,260 mg Sodium; 49 g Total Carbohydrate; 5.1 g Dietary Fiber; 47 g Protein; 6 mg Iron; 8.1 mg Niacin; 0.4 mg Vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.1 mg Zinc; 20.3 mcg Selenium.

This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium.