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Healthier Meat Lasagna Recipe

Healthier Meat Lasagna Recipe

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How To Make Healthier Meat Lasagna

You can still enjoy a hearty, meaty lasagna in a healthier way with this recipe. It uses whole wheat pasta, lean meat, and low-fat cheese.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 6whole-wheat lasagna noodles,(about 4 ounces total)
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1mediumonion
  • 1smalleggplant
  • 2clovegarlic
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • ½lbground sirloin
  • 1cantomato puree
  • 1ptcottage cheese,(2 cups)
  • ¼cupparmesan,(plus 2 tbsp, 1½ oz), grated
  • ½cuppart-skim mozzarella,(2 oz), shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place noodles in an 8×8-inch baking dish, and cover with hot tap water; set aside to soften.

  2. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, eggplant, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is very tender.

  3. Add sirloin, and cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink. Add tomato puree, and cook until thickened. Season meat sauce with salt and pepper.

  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine cottage cheese and ¼ cup Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Remove noodles from baking dish, discarding water.

  5. Spread about ¼ cup meat sauce in bottom of dish, and top with 4 noodle halves. Layer with ⅓ cheese mixture, then ⅓ sauce.

  6. Repeat twice with remaining noodles, cheese mixture, and sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan.

  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lasagna is bubbling and cheese topping is golden. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.


  • Calories: 549.18kcal
  • Fat: 22.95g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.84g
  • Fiber: 6.10g
  • Sugar: 13.03g
  • Protein: 39.13g
  • Cholesterol: 80.73mg
  • Sodium: 1116.21mg
  • Calcium: 366.69mg
  • Potassium: 1025.01mg
  • Iron: 4.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 99.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.20mg
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