Cajun Lasagna
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Cajun Lasagna

The perfect lasagna for any get together. Your family will love this cajun lasagna recipe. Bursting with flavor while using very simple ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 35 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Lasagna
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 612
Author: Julie of CookedbyJulie.com

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 box no boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • pinch of red crushed pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tsp  tomato paste
  • 2  28- ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp  sugar or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ricotta Mixture:

  • 32 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp  Cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cajun Seasoning Blend:

  • 3 tsp  granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp  onion powder
  • 2 tsp  Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp  cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp  paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the onions and peppers to a large skillet with oil and cook until translucent.
  • Stir in the fresh garlic and red crushed pepper.
  • Add the beef to the skillet and cook until browned completely.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, season with 2 tsp of the Cajun seasoning blend and salt and pepper.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, some fresh basil, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 1 hour.
  • To make the ricotta cheese mixture, mix the ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, egg, 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining Cajun seasoning to the simmering meat sauce and check for salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • To assemble the lasagna, add about 1/4 cup to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place some no-boil lasagna noodles and then spread about 1/4 cup of the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles. Add mozzarella cheese and then a layer of meat sauce. Repeat this step until you reach the top. Add the remaining fresh basil to the final layer and cover with the remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 25 minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional 5 minutes under the broiler. let the lasagna sit for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1735IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 561mg | Iron: 3.3mg