Happy National Lasagna Day!!

Healthy Lasagna

from my old co-worker Erin

yummy lasagna

8  oz lean ground turkey (I used 85/15 turkey)

1/2 c. chopped onion (1 onion)

2 cloves minced garlic (always use more garlic)

1 8 oz can low sodium tomato sauce

1/2 can low sodium tomato paste

1/4 c. water

1 t. Basil

1 t. oregano

1/2 t. salt and pepper

6 whole wheat lasagna noodles

2 slightly beaten egg white

2 c. Low Fat ricotta cheese (or 1 c. ricotta, 1 c. cottage cheese)

1/2 c. Low fat mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 10×6 or 1 1/2 quart square dish (or a 8×8 pan or a large loaf pan – for a thicker lasagna)meat and tomatoes!

In a medium saucepan cook meat, onion and garlic until meat is browned. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce & paste, water and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

whole wheat pasta is my friend!Meanwhile cook lasagna noodles. Drain and lay out so they won’t stick.

it looks much grosser than it tastes

In a small mixing bowl, stir together egg white and ricotta cheese.

Place 2 lasagna noodles, 1/2 ricotta mix, 1/2 sauce, 1/2 mozz cheese. Repeat layers and sprinkle with parmesan or romano cheese. (In my 8×8 I put down 2 1/2 noodles, 1/3 of ricotta, 1/3 of sauce, sprinkle mozz cheese then repeated for 3 total layers, then I put more mozzarella on top)

pre cheese, pre oven Bake for 25-30 minutes on 375 degrees (then broil for a couple minutes for cheese to get browned!!) I served with rolls and green beans –  also freezes great!!)


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