Recipe by ZOO66
"A lighter version of a classic. If you want to use regular lasagna noodles and boil them first, omit the vegetable juice."
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1 (10 ounce) package
frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
low-fat cottage cheese
garlic cloves, minced
ground turkey breast
1 (26 ounce) jar
low-fat pasta sauce (such as Healthy Request®)
dried rosemary, crushed
no-boil lasagna noodles
shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
This was my first attempt at lasagna and it turned out great! I used the regular noodles (no veggie juice), made sure to drain the spinach and it turned out perfect. I do admit I used twice the amount of mozzerella and added parmesan so don't know if that still qualifies as 'light' but my husband is a cheese guy. Will make again, Thanks!
Warning: This lasagna recipe needs some essential modifications. 1st, it is very liquidy and I even ommited the water (because I suspected this problem). I also baked it uncovered to try to compensate for the liquidiness, but it was still too watery in my opinion. 2nd, there is no salt and pepper in this recipe, but it definitely needs it. I sprikled salt and pepper over the spinach layer and over the top sauce layer and this was sufficient. 3rd, I didn't add the final layer of mozzarella cheese until the final 10 min of baking. This worked well. (I added some parmasan to the top layer as well which definately enhanced the flavor.) I didn't use carrots simply for personal taste, but after the modifications the flavor was very good. Just too much liquid.
This turned out well. The carrots make it kinda sweet and I used a jar of pasta sause that already had basil in it on top of the basil the recipe called for so I will adjust that next time. But it was still super good. I used whole wheat noodles, no vegetable juice, and more cheese. I will make this again. With just two of us, it's nice to have left-overs too!!!
This lasagna was very easy to prepare. Use a deep 9x13 dish, as my 9x13 cake pan overflowed a little. I thought it was a little bland and needed twice the seasonings. My husband had it the first time the day after I made it. He raved, so apparently it's one of those dishes that's even better the next day. I used all the ingredients listed, but found italian spiced ground turkey and used spicy vegetable juice. I also had run out of basil & substituted it with cumin, which I guess turned out to be pretty good!
Very tasty my family loved it. Even my youngest daughter( who HATES spinach ) liked it. We had it with salad and garlic bread so it turned into a perfect rounded meal.
I discovered half way in that I was missing cottage cheese, so I omitted that, the egg and the frozen spinach. I also used regular noodles and omitted the water and the tomato-vegetable juice. It was more of a casserole than lasagna, but it wasn't bad.
I haven't made this yet but since several say it is watery-it only could be from NOT draning the spinach. I am betting that you must squeeze the spinach with a paper towel. I would like to see feedback from others on this.
This is exactly what I was looking for in terms of a healthy lasagna. After reading the reviews I used 2 eggs instead of 1, omitted the water and it turned out perfect. I also added more spices. Since I didn't have carrots and had frozen mixed veggies, it was an easy and great substitute.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 263
** Calories from Fat: 83
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