A Healthier Lasagna

A healthier lasagna recipe

Everyone remembers mom's or grandmom's famously delicious homemade lasagna. It was so comforting that it may have put you in a food coma!

When your belly calls for comfort food, turn to this healthier version instead! It can be made with or without the meat and will make you feel like you are home again.

 

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey breast
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes with NO SALT ADDED
  • 3-4 leaves basil chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 9 sheets of Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
  • 15 oz fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups part skim mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt + Pepper

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cook noodles according to package instructions*
  3. Drain and place in cold water to stop the cooking process
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil
  5. Add the onions and saute until softened
  6. Add garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano and half of the basil
  7. Add the ground turkey and cook while breaking up the big pieces into little ones
  8. Drain excess liquid and add salt and pepper
  9. Add the tomatoes and cook until the mixture starts boiling. Remove from heat
  10. In another bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, egg, salt, pepper and the other half of the basil
  11. Drain noodles
  12. Place 3 noodles in a 9x13" rectangular baking pan in a way they cover the bottom of the pan
  13. Add 1/2 of the turkey mixture. Spread evenly
  14. Add 1/2 of the ricotta mixture. Spread evenly
  15. Sprinkle some cheese
  16. Cover with 3 more lasagna noodles
  17. Spread the remaining turkey mixture
  18. Spread the remaining ricotta mixture
  19. Sprinkle some more cheese
  20. Cover with 3 more lasagna noodles
  21. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and dried oregano
  22. Spray a piece of aluminum foil with nonstick spray
  23. Cover lasagna with foil
  24. Bake covered for 45 minutes
  25. Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes
  26. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the top is brown
  27. Remove from oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before serving

Enjoy!

Notes:

  • There are many dairy-free cheese alternatives that could be used in place of the dairy in this recipe.
  • Gluten-free pasta may also be used - just be sure to follow the directions on the packaging.
  • Add more veggie power: Mix fresh or frozen spinach or kale into the suace of this dish for added nutrition

Healthier Lasagna nutrition label.

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