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Lasagna Light

 

I’ve been making this lasagna recipe for years for a lighter version with all the flavor. I used to use ground turkey and dried herbs but now I use ground chicken with fresh herbs if I have them. Hope you enjoy this recipe.

Brown onion and ground chicken with a tsp of olive oil, drain. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil, oregano, garlic, parsley and Parmesan cheese. Heat thoroughly to combine flavors.

Spray 9 x 12 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Add 1/2 of the meat mixture to the bottom of the pan. Line the top with 4 lasagna noodles.

Add cottage cheese on top then add the other 4 lasagna noodles.

Put remaining meat mixture on top. Add mozzarella cheese to the top of the meat mixture. Cover with foil and put in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Take foil off pan and cook an additional 15 minutes.

Recipe: Light Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 32 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil or 1 1/2 tsp fresh
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano or 1 1/2 tsp fresh
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 3 oz parmesan cheese
  • 8 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 24 oz small curd cottage cheese
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Brown onion and ground chicken with a tsp of olive oil, drain.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil, oregano, garlic, parsley and Parmesan cheese. Heat thoroughly.
  3. Spray 9 x 12 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Add 1/2 of the meat mixture to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Line the top with 4 lasagna noodles. Add cottage cheese on top.
  6. Add the other 4 lasagna noodles. Put remaining meat mixture on top of noodles.
  7. Add mozzarella cheese to the top.
  8. Cover with foil and put in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
  9. Take foil off pan and cook an additional 15 minutes.

Preparation time:

Cooking time: 1 hour(s) 15 minute(s)

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Thanks for this. I always crave for lasagna and love your idea in using ground chicken instead of beef. Will try your recipe.

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