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Healthier Meat Lasagna Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Megan Moreland
Added: Friday, April 4, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 whole-wheat lasagna noodles broken in half
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small eggplant peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 lb. ground sirloin
1 can tomato puree
1 pint low-fat 1% cottage cheese (2 c.)
1/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. grated parmesean
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F. Place noodles in an 8x8 baking dish, and cover with hot tap water; set aside to soften.
In a heavy pot heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, eggplant, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is very tender, 8-10 minutes. Add sirloin, and cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3-5 minutes. Add tomato puree, and cook until thickened, 3-5 minutes. Season meat sauce with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile in a medium bowl combine cottage cheese and 1/4 c. parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Remove noodles from baking dish, discarding water.
Spread about /4 c. meat sauce in bottom of dish, and top with 4 noodle halves. Layer with 1/3 cheese mixture then 1/3 sauce. Repeat twice with remaining noodles, cheese mixture and sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining 2 tbsp. parmesan. Bake until lasagna is bubbling and cheese topping is golden, 30-35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 minutes

 

 

 

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