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Ground Pork Lasagna

Ground Pork LasagnaRecipe provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground pork
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (26 to 30-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (15-ounce) carton ricotta cheese
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 package uncooked lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Brown ground pork in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until pork is not pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Pour off drippings.
  3. Season with salt. Stir in spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and red pepper.
  4. Combine ricotta cheese, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and egg in medium bowl.
  5. Spread 2 cup pork sauce in bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Top with 4 noodles, arranged lengthwise in single layer; place fifth noodle crosswise at end of dish, breaking noodle to fit. Press noodles lightly into sauce.
  6. Spread all the ricotta mixture over noodles. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  7. Top with 1 1/2 cups sauce. Top with remaining noodles in single layer; press into sauce. Top with remaining sauce.
  8. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven 45 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Let stand 15 minutes.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.