Weekday Lasagna Recipe
Weekday Lasagna Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
- 1-3/4 cups water
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 envelope spaghetti sauce mix
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups (16 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 uncooked lasagna noodles
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste and spaghetti sauce mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 2. In a small bowl, combine the egg, cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese. Spread 2 cups meat sauce in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with three noodles, half of the cottage cheese mixture and half of the remaining meat sauce. Repeat layers.
- 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 9 servings.
1 piece equals 280 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 804 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.
Reviews for Weekday Lasagna
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"Fun to make, but more time-consuming than advertised.I lacked spagetti sauce mix, and so i dumped in some spices (paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, basil, oregano) and some extra spagetti sauce that I had... not the best idea, since the sauce was of a thinner consistency than I would have liked. If you run into the same problem, I suggest that you replace the water with spagetti sauce instead.The outcome was good, but I probably would search for another recipe to experiment with..."
"This is a great, tasty and quick to prepare lasagna. I added a dash of crushed red pepper flakes to give a bit of zip to the sauce but other than that this, as my husband would say is a "rock solid meal". I will be preparing this in the near future!"
"Good, fast and easy. I added green pepper. Next time, I will add spinach too."
"Takes a couple of hours total, so not a quick weekday meal, but good regardless. Would make again and try with a whole-grain noodle....I wonder if it would get done without being pre-cooked."
"I didn't have the spaghetti sauce mix,so I substituted 1 3/4 jar spaghetti sauce in place of the water. As another reviewer suggested, I added garlic to the meat sauce and Italian seasoning to the cottage cheese. Next time I will use turkey instead of ground beef.It was time consuming, but I made It on a Friday nite, so it didn't matter. Next time I will make the sauce the night before. It was very good. Hubby really liked it,and hecan be really picky!!"
"very good, very moist, yummy! everyone loves!"
"Still a lengthy time cook for a weekday meal, but it satisfied the boys. I prefer traditional lasagna myself."
"My first time making lasagna and it turned out great! Seemed like a lot of sauce but it turned out well and had good flavor. Next time i might try canned spaghetti sauce just for ease and comparison. I didn't really like making the sauce, kind of a hassle."
"This was a great and easy Lasagna. I loved not having to precook noodles. With all the sauce the noodles come out just right. Flavors were tasty without being too spicy. This will be one of my new favorites. Thanks for the recipe!"
"This was very good, fast and easy."
"Make with low-fat ground turkey for even more savings"
"I found this recipe in the Comfort Food Diet cookbook... we are trying to eat lighter. I have been making another style of lasagna on here that used cream cheese along with the cottage cheese... it's in the oven now and I can't wait to get my hands on it! LOL I also put some french bread in the bread maker and a salad on the side ought to make for a well rounded meal... on the lighter side!! Thanks again for a new favorite!! :)"
"When I first tasted this, I thought "very, very good, but not mind blowing". Then I compared the nutritional info to all the other "low fat" lasagna recipes on TOH. When factoring in ease of preparation, time, nutrition and taste, this recipe zooms to the top as the winner. I froze the leftovers for another night and they were just as good the second time around. Also, as another reviewer mentioned, the portion size is very generous. This just became my go-to recipe for lasagna."
"I didn't realize this would take so long to make when I started, so we ate really late, but it was worth the wait! I had most of the ingredients on hand already, and it was really delicious! My whole family enjoyed it. I served it with buttered bread and a salad. You'd never know there was no ricotta cheese in it! Nice-sized portion for the 280 calories, also. I'll definitely be making this again!"
"I didn't realize this would take so long to make when I started, so we ate really late, but it was worth the wait! I had most of the ingredients on hand already, and it was really delicious! My whole family enjoyed it. I served it with buttered bread and a salad. You'd never know there was no ricotta cheese in it! Nice sized portion for the 280 calories, also. I'll definitely be making this again!"
"This recipe was excellent! Not one element was overwhelming and every bite was delicious and full of flavor. Very easy to make too!"
"This recipe has replace every other lasagna recipe in my collection.I did add garlic to the sauce, salt, pepper and italian seasoning to the cottage cheese. It came out incredible. It will be the friday night dinner in our house from now on."
"I made this for a family gathering, and everyone asked me for the recipe! I did use more mozerella than the recipe calls for because I put it each layer also."
"I make this at least once a month, my husband and I love it very much. I follow the recipe as is but add an extra layer of lasagna noodles and cottage cheese. This is absoutely delicious!"
"tasty, quick & easy. added a few extra seasonings to make it taste more italian."
"My family loves this and my husband has no idea it is healthy for him. Since he has heart issues, it is wonderful to find a recipe that is simple and good for him that he thinks is not. Thanks"
"Fairly healthy and my whole family loved it! You have to have the time for it to bake, but a VERY easy recipe to make."
"I added a few dried herbs to "spice" the sauce up a bit. It was a HUGE hit with my kids! They came back for seconds!!"
"Amazing recipe. But instead of using ground beef, I use ground turkey and also add 5 oz of fresh baby spinach to the sauce. So good. It's on our list of favorite dinners!"
"Made this last night. So good will definitely make again. I used 3/4 lb ground beef and a 1/4 lb ground sausage (jimmy dean all natural). I used 6 oz of mozzarella and used ricotta part skim in place of cottage cheese (less carbs). We didn't use all the sauce. Next time I will double the sauce and freeze some for spaghetti later. My husband who doesn't love red sauce went back for seconds. Weight watcher points 9, but a little less since we didn't use all the sauce. This is a keeper for my book!"
"This is a great everyday lasagna recipe! Nice rich tomato flavor and allows us (on a Diabetic regime) to have comfort food we love. Thanks for having the exchanges!"
"so good.my hubby usually doesn't care for lasagna, he ate 2 servings .I knew it was akeeper!"
"Very good, our entire family liked it! Will definately make again"
"It was good.I was not the best lasagna I have ever made, but it was for sure the easiest. I think it tastes better reheated."
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"I would like that recipe!!Debbie"
"If you will contact me, I have a slow cooker recipe.Norma"
"I can give you a slow cooker recipe if you want to contact me. Norma"
"I am looking for a "slow cooker" recipe for lasagna. Can someone help?"
"Re: weekday lasagnaI made lasagna yesterday in my slow cooker....it was great. you could probably do the same with this recipe.canuck70"
"whenever I make lasagna I never cook the noodles first. I makes this a fast and easy dish to prepare."
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.