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Makeover Creamy Broccoli Lasagna Recipe

Makeover Creamy Broccoli Lasagna Recipe

This version of this casserole using less butter, fat-free milk instead of whole milk and lighter cottage cheese and Swiss cheese. It has a third fewer calories, two-thirds less cholesterol and just a quarter of the fat and saturated fat. Yet it's still creamy and delightfully satisfying.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 6 cups broccoli florets
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 1% cottage cheese
  • 10 ounces reduced-fat Swiss cheese, shredded, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Add the flour, bouillon, garlic salt, pepper and thyme; stir until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add broccoli; cook for 3-5 minutes. Stir in cottage cheese and three-fourths of the Swiss cheese. Drain noodles.
  • 2. In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, layer three noodles and a third of the sauce. Repeat layers twice.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and broccoli is tender. Sprinkle with remaining Swiss cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 190 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 433 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.