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Favorite Skillet Lasagna

 Favorite Skillet Lasagna
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
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat
  • until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, egg
  • noodles, water and zucchini. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 8-10 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring
  • occasionally.
  • Combine the ricotta, Parmesan cheese and parsley. Drop by
  • tablespoonfuls over pasta mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese;
  • cover and cook 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield:
  • 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 250 calories,

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Favorite Skillet Lasagna (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 783 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.