Thursday, December 6, 2007

Low Fat Lasagna from Christy

You can't tell this is low fat!

I pound ground turkey or lean hamburger meat 1 large egg
1 cup chopped onion 2 cups lowfat cottage cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tblsp. parsley flakes
1 (16 oz.) can diced tomatoes (do not drain) 1/2 tsp. pepper
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce cooked lasagna noodles
2 tsps. dried basil bag of mozarella cheese
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. fennel seeds
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook first 3 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until meat is browned. Crumble and drain well. Add diced tomatoes and next 4 ingredients, stirring well. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring often. Combine 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, egg, cottage cheese, and parsley in a large bowl, stirring well. Spread one third on fthe meat sauce into the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish. Layer 3 or 4 noodles over the sauce. Spread one half of the cottage cheese mixture over the pasta. Sprinkle with chcese. Repeat all steps ending with a final layer of meat sauce. Cover with Parmesan cheese and remaining mozarella. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

I use 2% mozarella-it tastes just as good but is even lower in fat. I also get lazy sometimes and just use jar sauce, it still turns out yummy!

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