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Lean Lasagna

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  1 reviews
  • 35 min prep time
  • 1 hr 25 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Enjoy you’re your dinner with this cheesy beef lasagna that's baked to perfection - a flavorful meal.

Ingredients

10
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
lb. extra-lean ground beef
1
cup chopped onions
2
garlic cloves, minced
3
teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon fennel seed
3
(8-oz.) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1
cup light ricotta or cottage cheese
2
egg whites
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 Cook lasagna noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. In large skillet, brown ground beef, onions and garlic; drain well. Stir in parsley, salt, basil, oregano, fennel seed and tomato sauce. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine ricotta cheese and egg whites; blend well.
  • 4 Spoon and spread 1/4 cup beef mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Top with half of cooked noodles, half of beef mixture and half of ricotta cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Cook lasagna noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. In large skillet, brown ground beef, onions and garlic; drain well. Stir in parsley, salt, basil, oregano, fennel seed and tomato sauce. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine ricotta cheese and egg whites; blend well.
  • 4 Spoon and spread 1/4 cup beef mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Top with half of cooked noodles, half of beef mixture and half of ricotta cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

Cook the lasagna noodles in a large, broad pot, such as a dutch oven. Keep the water boiling and stir occasionally so the noodles do not stick. Carefully pour the noodles into a large colander. Lasagna noodles are heavy but tear easily.

Breadsticks or bread and a tossed salad are simple accompaniments to serve with this lasagna. Bake a batch of sugar cookies to enjoy as a special treat after dinner.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
24g
24%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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