Keep-It-Simple Lasagna

Unravel a cheesy dinner - enjoy beef lasagna layered with sauce, noodles, zucchini and cheese – a heavenly delight.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

Ingredients

6
oz. (3 cups) mini-lasagna noodles (mafalda)
1
medium zucchini, sliced
1
cup low-fat cottage cheese
1
egg white
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4
lb. extra-lean ground beef
1
(25.5-oz.) jar reduced-fat reduced-sodium chunky vegetable spaghetti sauce
1
teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Cook noodles to desired doneness as directed on package, adding zucchini during last 2 minutes of cooking time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine cottage cheese, egg white and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese; mix well. Set aside.
  • 3 In large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and fennel; simmer 5 minutes.
  • 4 Drain noodles and zucchini. Spread small amount of sauce in bottom of sprayed pan. Layer half each of noodles, zucchini, cottage cheese mixture and sauce; repeat layers. Top with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • 5 Bake at 400°F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until lasagna is bubbly and top is golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    680mg
    680%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    45%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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