Thursday, January 15, 2009

Quick Lasanga

Yum! The Italian in me was really happy about this. :)~

Quick Lasagna
3 cups low-fat cottage cheese or low-fat Ricotta cheese (I used cottage cheese)
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon chopped garlic (I used 2 tablespoons by mistake, but I love garlic so it was great.)
4 cups spaghetti sauce (less than 4 grams fat per 4 ounces)
3/4 pound uncooked lasagna noodles (12 noodles) -- ((I used whole grain noodles))

1 cup (4 ounces) grated, reduced fat mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix cottage cheese, parsley, and garlic.

Pour 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of the pan. Layer in this order: 4 noodles, 1/2 cheese mixture, 1/2 mozzarella, 1 cup sauce, 4 noodles, 1/2 cheese mixture, 1/2 mozzarella, 1 cup sauce, 4 noodles and the rest of the sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour. Increase baking time by 15 minutes if it has been refrigerated (if you made it the day before or something.)

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrient Analysis:
218 calories
5g fat
2g saturated fat
28g carbohydrate
2g dietary fiber
6g sugar
15g protein

I served this with a nice salad and put some sliced strawberries on top. :)


Anonymous said...

Does this really taste good? I love lasagna but mine is usually pretty delicious-but-unhealthy with lots of Italian sausage and tons upon tons of cheese. If lasagna can be this healthy without tasting like a frozen dinner, I'm interested in trying out the recipe.

Jenn said...

It does taste good! :) Even Dan liked it, and he's a big fan of "SAUSAGE!!!!" -- He said "It's really good but something's missing..." - but that's because he's a brat. I have had it for lunch both days since I made it, and for dinner last night. YUM. :)~

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm trying this tonight or tomorrow night. I don't think I can bring myself to not add meat to the sauce, though, so I'll probably add a pound of 93/7 beef (as opposed to my usual fatty sausage) and then probably some veggies for texture, probably zucchini and carrots. Does that totally defeat the purpose or does it still count as, well, at least healthier than my usual?