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party-size main dishes Meatball Lasagna Prep Time: 25 Minutes Start to Finish: 9 Hours 40 Minutes Servings: 8 1 jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce (any variety) 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained 1 box (12 oz) frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (12 meatballs), thawed, each cut in half 1½ cups frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1-lb bag), thawed, drained 1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves 8 uncooked lasagna noodles 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz) ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz) 1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix pasta sauce and tomatoes. Reserve ½ cup tomato mixture. Stir meatballs and stir-fry vegetables into remaining tomato mixture. 2. In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, egg and basil. 3. Spoon and spread reserved ½ cup tomato mixture in bottom of baking dish. Top with 4 noodles. Top with about half of the ricotta mixture and half of the meatball mixture. Layer with remaining 4 noodles, remaining ricotta mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and remaining meatball mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. 4. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered lasagna 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until bubbly, edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375°F. Bake covered 1 hour 5 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer. Nutrition Information Per Serving: 1 ServINg: Calories 540 (Calories from Fat 210); Total Fat 24g (Saturated Fat 12g); Cholesterol 115mg; Sodium 1260mg; Total Carbohydrate 48g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 32g Tips » SuCCeSS HINt Thaw the meatballs in the refrigerator overnight, or thaw in the microwave following the directions on the box. varIatIoN If desired, you can bake the lasagna right after preparing it. Betty Crocker Most Requested RecipesTM 73

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Raspberry-Mint-Marshmallow Crème Dip
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