Healthified Lasagna

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

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
What is “Healthified”?
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
Health Twist
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 400mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.