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Makeover Traditional Lasagna

I’ve never been quick to pass along my special recipes, but this one is so good that it’s become our family’s Christmas Eve tradition! —Michelle Behan, Littleton, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 70 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 package (14 ounces) breakfast turkey sausage links, casings removed and crumbled
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 9 whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • Additional minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
  • In a small bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan and parsley. Spread 1 cup meat sauce into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with 3 noodles, half of the cheese mixture, 1-1/3 cups sauce and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles and sauce.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until bubbly. Top with provolone and remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with additional parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 361 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 634mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • seofortune
    Dec 25, 2018

    its really usefull thanks for the helping hands

  • wrj1947
    Jan 11, 2014

    Very good recipe - delicious

  • alohamistyrosebud
    Mar 27, 2013

    Very good!

  • Trudy Koepsell
    Feb 8, 2012

    To make it gluten free I just used the rice lasagna noodles. Tasted great!

  • HUNTERJ2
    Jan 22, 2012

    Absolutely Amazing! I like it more than traditional lasagna!