Healthified Lasagna

38% fewer calories • 52% less fat • 55% less sat fat than the original recipe. Check out this healthified spin on a classic Italian favorite – it lost the fat but not the flavor!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

9
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic Italian herb pasta sauce
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 1/2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1
egg
1
container (15 oz) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
2
cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/3
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package. Place in cold water.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in pasta sauce, ground red pepper and 1 teaspoon of the basil. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat egg slightly. Stir in ricotta cheese and remaining 1/2 teaspoon basil until blended. Drain noodles. Spread about 1/2 cup sauce mixture over bottom of baking dish. Top with 3 noodles, 1 1/2 cups of the sauce mixture, half of the ricotta mixture and 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Spray 15-inch piece of foil with cooking spray. Cover lasagna with foil.
  • 4 Bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

To reduce the fat, we used extra-lean ground beef, light cheeses and only 1 egg instead of the 2. Basil and a touch of ground red pepper enhance the flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.