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Healthified Skillet Lasagna

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57% less fat • 56% less sat fat • 29% fewer calories than the original recipe. Lasagna in a skillet? Why not? You can go from cupboard to table in 30 minutes with this quick-fix version of an all-time favorite.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic Italian herb pasta sauce
1 1/2
cups water
1
tablespoon ketchup
3
cups (6 oz) uncooked mini-lasagna noodles (mafalda)
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
cup shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (4 oz)

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 140
  • Fat Reduced By 11g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 4 1/2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 1 lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz) 1 tablespoon ketchup
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
470 (before)
330 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
8 g (before)
3 1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
19 g (before)
8 g (after)
Vitamin C (%DV)
 
 
8 (before)
15 (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.

Measuring chopped garlic from a jar shortcuts prep time. Look for it in the produce section.

Check the doneness of the pasta before the minimum time to avoid overcooking.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. 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
340
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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