Not Bad For You Lasagna Recipe

Looking for an easy not bad for you lasagna recipe? Learn how to make not bad for you lasagna using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by coach_k

Makes 12 servings



Blatantly stolen from christianrock_chick but adjustments made for personal preference (no added salt/sugar, olive oil, ground turkey, etc)

Recipe Ingredients for not bad for you lasagna


Sauce:
10 oz spinach, frozen
1/2 cup yellow onions, diced (about 1/2 onion)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 minced garlic cloves
14 ounce diced tomatoes (petite)
6 ounce tomato paste
8 ounce tomato sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon garlic pepper seasoning
1 1/2 cups water
16 ounce ground turkey, 97% lean

Cheese Mixture:
15 ounce low-fat ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella, part skim milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup egg substitute

Plus:
8 oz noodles (9 lasagna noodles)
1 cup shredded mozzarella, part skim milk

Recipe Directions for not bad for you lasagna

  1. In 9 X 13 inch pan, place 9 lasagna noodles and fill with cold water until noodles are covered. Set aside.

  2. Put oil in deep skillet and add minced garlic and diced onion. Cook until onions are transparent.

  3. Add ground turkey to onions and cook, breaking up into small pieces with spatula.

  4. While ground turkey is cooking, mix all cheese mixture together, adding egg last. Set aside.

  5. After ground chuck mixture is cooked, add remaining sauce ingredients: First add diced tomatoes, paste and sauce; then spices; then combine water into the mixture and stir well. Turn off burner.

  6. Using a 9 X 13 inch glass baking dish, spread a small amount of sauce onto the bottom of the dish.

  7. Place three of the lasagna noodles in a line in the bottom of the dish. Add approximately 1/3 of the cheese mixture and smooth over the lasagna noodles. Add approximately 1/4 of the sauce mix on top of the cheese mixture and lightly spread it to even it out.

  8. Add a layer of lasagna noodles and repeat cheese and sauce layers. Repeat once again for the top layer.

  9. With the last 1/4 of the sauce mixture, use it to spread around the edges and make sure all noodles are covered with sauce. (If not, the noodle will be hard when cooked).

  10. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

  11. Remove from oven, remove foil and add remaining 1 cup of mozeralla. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, cheese will melt.

  12. Remove from oven and cut into 12 squares.

Categories

Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 246.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
274
Calories from Fat
125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.9g
21%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
364mg
15%
Potassium
605mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
14.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
23.5g
Vitamin A 61% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 31% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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