Lasagna

This low-fat lasagna recipe trims both fat and calories by calling for reduced-fat cheeses and using a minimum amount of lean ground beef.



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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
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Ingredients
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    8   ounces 
    lean ground beef
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    1   cup 
    chopped onion
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    2   
    cloves garlic, minced
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    1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    low-sodium tomatoes, undrained and cut up
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    1  6  ounce can 
    low-sodium tomato paste
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    dried basil, crushed
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    dried oregano, crushed
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    1   teaspoon 
    fennel seed, crushed
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    9   ounce packaged 
    dried lasagna noodles
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    1  12  ounce carton 
    low-fat cottage cheese, drained
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    1 1/2  cups 
    shredded reduced-fat mozarella cheese (6 ounces)
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    1/4  cup 
    grated Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
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    1   
    egg
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    2   
    snipped fresh parsley
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper

Directions
Sauce:

1.
In a saucepan cook beef, onion, and garlic until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, fennel seed, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes; stir occasionally.
2.
Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain well.
Filling:

1.
For filling, combine cottage cheese, 1 cup of the mozarella cheese, the Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, and pepper.
2.
Layer one-third of the cooked noodles in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish, trimming ends to fit. Spread with half of the filling. Top with one-third of sauce. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozarella cheese.
3.
Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
4.
Makes 8 servings.
Exchanges:

1.
1-1/2 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 281, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 60, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 27, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 23, sodium (mg) 491, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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