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Recipe: Lasagna

Recipe: Lasagna

Lasagna — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

This Italian favorite has less fat and calories, but all of the taste. Using low-fat cheeses and extra-lean ground beef saves 100 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13 pan with cooking spray.

To make the sauce, in a large saucepan combine the ground beef and onion. Cook over medium heat until the ground beef is browned and onion is translucent. Drain well. Add the basil, oregano, garlic powder, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water. Stir to mix evenly. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Put 1/2 cup of the sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover with a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the remaining sauce, 1/3 cup cottage cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat until the ingredients are used up. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until the noodles are soft and the cheese is lightly browned, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.


Ingredients
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (6 ounces) unsalted tomato paste
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsalted tomato sauce
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 pound uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 3 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

Exchange Data
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Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans 
Sweets 
Vegetables
Diabetes
Fats 
Freefoods 
Fruits 
Meat
Milk
NonStarchyVegetables
Starches 
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Carbs
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Protein Dairy2 1/2 
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NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories400 
Carbohydrate38 g 
Cholesterol100 mg 
Fiber2 g 
Monounsaturatedfat5 g 
Potassium 
Protein35 g 
Saturatedfat8 g 
Servingsize 
Sodium690 mg 
TotalFat15 g 

2010-07-31

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