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Healthified Lasagna

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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 150
  • Fat Reduced By 10g
  • Sodium Reduced By 300mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1 lb ground beef 1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
2 eggs 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2 teaspoons parsley flakes 1 egg
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (16 oz) 1 container (15 oz) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 2 cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
390 (before)
240 (after)
Sodium
 
 
700 mg (before)
400 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
19 g (before)
9 g (after)

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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.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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