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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Lazy Lowfat Lasagna
My BFF gave me this recipe last week and I finally made it last night. The boys' verdict: can't tell it's low calorie! I'm being lazy, and just copying the email she sent, and adding what I changed. It serves 9, and was 5 points on Weight Watchers based on the specific ingredients I used. You definitely want to give it a try!
1 pound ground round (I used 96% lean)
1 (26-ounce) jar low-fat spaghetti sauce (Ragu Light Tomato and Basil)
1 (16-ounce) carton fat-free cottage cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (I used reduced fat)
1 (8-ounce) package precooked lasagna noodles (I used 9)
Cook meat in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well, and return meat to pan. Add sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Combine cottage and Parmesan cheeses in a bowl; set aside.
Spread 1/2 cup meat mixture in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 3 noodles over meat mixture; top with half of cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup meat mixture, and 1/3 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers, ending with noodles. Spread remaining meat mixture over noodles. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley, if desired.