Low-Fat Lasagna

This recipe works well in a 9" x 9" cooking pan.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dry lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 1½ cups part-skim milk shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ¼ lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
  • ½ tsp. ground fennel
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded

Directions

  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Mix cottage cheese, egg white, and ½ cup of mozzarella cheese in a medium bowl. Set aside. Brown beef in a deep skillet and drain.
  • Add the ground fennel to the marinara sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Spray your baking dish lightly and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spread a ½ cup of the sauce on bottom of dish, then cover with a layer of noodles. Spread half of the ground beef, then top with 1 cup of sauce. Repeat the layer of noodles, meat and sauce. Add a third layer of noodles then add the zucchini and the remaining sauce. Top with a final layer of noodles followed by the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until lasagna is bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dry lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 1½ cups part-skim milk shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ¼ lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
  • ½ tsp. ground fennel
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded

Directions

  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Mix cottage cheese, egg white, and ½ cup of mozzarella cheese in a medium bowl. Set aside. Brown beef in a deep skillet and drain.
  • Add the ground fennel to the marinara sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Spray your baking dish lightly and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spread a ½ cup of the sauce on bottom of dish, then cover with a layer of noodles. Spread half of the ground beef, then top with 1 cup of sauce. Repeat the layer of noodles, meat and sauce. Add a third layer of noodles then add the zucchini and the remaining sauce. Top with a final layer of noodles followed by the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until lasagna is bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium960mg
Total Carbohydrate70g
Dietary Fiber10g
Sugars10g
Protein29g