Terrific Low-Fat Lasagna

This is my favorite “go-to” lasagna recipe- I have made it for years. I am not sure how truly low-fat it is, it is still LASAGNA, but it was the winning recipe in an ABC News “Cut the Calories” contest many years ago. I increased the amount of ground turkey, garlic, and seasonings.

  • 1 28-oz jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 8 ounces grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 16 oz package frozen thawed spinach or kale
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles
  • salt and pepper

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees on convection.
  2. Lightly oil bottom of baking pan. Stir one cup of the chicken stock into the spaghetti sauce and set aside. Whisk the egg. Stir in ricotta cheese and one cup of the mozzarella. Add garlic, salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Brown and drain the meat making sure to break it into very small pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Cook the spinach (or kale) until it is half done, approximately two-thirds of the time indicated on the microwave directions. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Saute the onion in 1/2 cup chicken stock until it is translucent. Cook the mushrooms in the remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock adding the soy sauce and vinegar. Simmer until all of the liquid is absorbed. Mix together meat, spinach (or kale), onions, and mushrooms. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  5. Build the lasagna starting with a layer of sauce in the bottom of the pan. Add one layer of uncooked noodles followed by more sauce, 1/3 of the cheese mixture and 1/3 of the meat mixture. Repeat 2 more times, finishing off with the meat mixture and the remaining sauce.
  6. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, until liquid around the edges has been absorbed. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top and bake for and additional 15 minutes. Serves 10.

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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

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