Saturday, December 21, 2013

Healthy Spinach Been Lasagna Recipe

Great recipe for a healthy twist on lasagna! The entire family loves this one.....

6 Lasagna Noodles (go for the whole wheat kind)
Cooking Spray
1 lb lean ground beef (93% fat free) or Ground Turkey
1 medium Onion, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups tomato puree
1t dried whole basil
1t dried whole oregano
1/4t salt
1/4t pepper
2 (10 oz) packages frozen chopped spinich, thawed
1 (12 oz) carton low-fat cottage cheese (2%)
3 T grated Parmesan Cheese
1 egg
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t nutmeg
Cook Noodles - set aside

Coat large skillet w/ cooking spray, place over med heat till hot. Add meat, onions and garlic; saute until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain meat mixture well in a colander, wipe pan drippings from skillet w/ paper towel. Return meat mixture to skillet. Add tomato puree, basil, oregano, 1/4 t pepper and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins. Place spinach on paper towels, and squeeze until barely moist. Combine spinach and next 6 ingrediants in a med. bowl, stirring until blended. Spread half of spinach mixture evenly in a 12x8x2 in. baking dish, layer 3 noodles over spinach. Spread 1/2 of meat mixture over noodles: repeat layers, ending with meat mixture.

Cover and bake 350 degrees for 45 mins. Let stand for 5-10 mins before serving.

Yield: 8 servings - 251 calories per serving
Source: Cooking Light

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