Favorite Skillet Lasagna Recipe
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Favorite Skillet Lasagna Recipe

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Whole wheat noodles and zucchini pump up nutrition in this delicious, family-friendly dinner. Topped with dollops of ricotta cheese, it has an extra touch of decadence. No one will believe this one’s lighter. —Lorie Miner, Kamas, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat egg noodles
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 250 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, noodles, water and zucchini. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 8-10 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and parsley. Drop by tablespoonfuls over pasta mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; cook, covered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 5 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Herbs and spices are a great way to customize and add calorie-free flavor. Try adding 1 tablespoon of fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried) to the cheese mixture and 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the sausage for additional flavor and a spicy kick.
  • Picky eaters on your hands? Grate any offending party. (Hello, onion and zucchini: Sorry to single you out!) Even your toughest critics will clean their plates.
  • Originally published as Favorite Skillet Lasagna in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p61

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    embeach30 User ID: 7138533 248854
    Reviewed May. 31, 2016

    "This was delicious. My 17 month old loved it so much, she covered herself in it!"

    VSmiles User ID: 8012950 230661
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

    "Lite, flavorful, and filling. Made it to recipe except the zucchini went bad so I had to use a red bell pepper. Husband, 2yr old and 18 yr kiddos loved it. Added a side of Normandy veggies and tasted awesome. Saving this in the "go to" pile of recipes."

    Dougie55 User ID: 8327261 229939
    Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

    "I hate giving bad reviews, but I made this last week exactly as the recipe suggests, as I always try to do on the first crack, and found it terribly boring. The cheese was the only thing that made it somewhat flavorful. I will try it again,but will add a lot of different things to make it have some zip."

    erinpatty User ID: 3711849 229127
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

    "easy to make and it taste like a classic lasagna but takes less time to make!"

    angieact1 User ID: 1990802 224072
    Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

    "My kids enjoyed this and I like the added nutrition! Added fresh garlic and spices!"

    MoTPC User ID: 1195404 190435
    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

    "Very yummy! I added extra spices - garlic powder, dried basil, oregano, salt & pepper but it depends on the spaghetti sauce you use. I also added some chopped mushrooms that I needed to use up. I might add more noodles next time, but will definitely make again!!"

    Bonito User ID: 1630276 191677
    Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

    "This was so easy to prepare,and my family loves lasagna, this is quick - easy and delicious"

    AZHobbyFarm User ID: 7249985 106377
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

    "Was only ok."

    Joscy User ID: 2694585 122050
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

    "Even with 24g carbs, I can, and will, enjoy this. Yum! What even makes it better ~ a person with diabetes can enjoy without guilt!!"

    r_wilkins User ID: 7823615 191676
    Reviewed May. 27, 2014

    "easy, quick, healthy, and delicious!!!"

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