Healthier Lasagna
En Español (Spanish Version)

Substitutions, like reduced-fat cheese instead of whole cheese, lower fat and calories compared to traditional lasagna recipes.

Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresLasagna noodles1 boxExtra lean ground beef (93% lean) or lean ground turkey1 poundChopped onion½ cupMushrooms, optional8 ouncesSpaghetti sauce (no fat added)1 jarGarlic powder1 teaspoonSalt½ teaspoonDried leaf oregano, crumbled1 teaspoonDried leaf basil, crumbled½ teaspoonPart-skim ricotta cheese1 ½ cupsReduced-fat Montery Jack cheese2 cupsReduced-fat Parmesan cheese¾ cup
  • Directions
  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, and mushrooms.
    Tip: Don't forget to drain the fat from the meat after you brown it.

  • Stir in spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, salt, oregano, and basil.
  • In a 2-quart buttered baking dish (about 11x7x2 inches), layer noodles, meat and sauce mixture, 1/3 of the ricotta, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat layers twice.
    Tip: Use cooking spray instead of butter to grease the dish.

  • Bake lasagna for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and bubbly.
  • Let stand for 8 to 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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