Turkey Sausage, Bell Peppers, Onion Lasagna

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Ingredients:

4 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
2 medium thinly sliced onions
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper or chili powder divided
2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper
1 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
1 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
8-10 links sweet Italian turkey sausage, removed from their casing
Cooking spray
2 cups prepared fat-free tomato-basil pasta sauce (such as Millina’s Finest)
1 14.5 oz can of sliced stewed tomato in tomato juice, blended
One package of Whole wheat Lasagna noodles
6 ounces block-style fat-free cream cheese, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup pre-shredded, fat free or reduced fat, 4 cheese blend

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°.

Boil noodles following directions on the box, omitting salt and oil. Make sure you cook them al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water, set aside.

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Once all sausage links have been removed from their casing, heat a large non stick skillet. Using cooking spray, cook and brake sausage down using a wooden spoon. Approximately 15-20 minutes. Set aside.

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Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (or chili powder); cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet.

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Heat 2 teaspoons oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add bell peppers the other 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper; sauté 10 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat. Stir in onion mixture and salt.

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Spread 3/4 cup pasta sauce in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange noodles over pasta sauce. Sprinkle half of the cream cheese over the noodles; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan, 1 cup onion-pepper mixture, and half of the sausage. Repeat layers, ending with sausage. Top with remaining lasagna noodles; spread remaining pasta sauce over noodles. Sprinkle with 4 blend cheese

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Cover dish with foil, tenting to prevent foil from touching top layer. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes.

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Enjoy! 😋😋

Remove foil; bake 10 minutes or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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