Around the holidays I’m always trying to fit in meals that are healthy and low fat. I guess I’m trying to balance out the over indulgence that often occurs! One of my favorite recipes is actually an adaptation of a Weight Watchers recipe, which I found years ago. If I didn’t mention that it was Weight Watchers you would never know! It’s a simple Turkey Lasagna that is easy to put together, freezes well and is actually good for you. Not to mention that it is delicious and every time I’ve served it folks have enjoyed it!
2 tsp olive oil
10 ounces of ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
one 28 oz can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped
one 6oz can tomato paste
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp sugar
12 no boil lasagna noodles
2 cups nonfat cottage cheese
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 350. In a large nonstick pan heat the olive oil. Add the ground turkey and onion. Cook until the turkey is browned and the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered until the flavors are blended, about 5 minutes.
Spoon about 1/3 of the sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9” baking pan; top with 3 of the lasagna noodles, spread with half of the cottage cheese and top with 3 more noodles. Repeat the layering once more, ending with the sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly on top.
Bake, covered for one hour; uncover and bake until cooked through and golden, about 10 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.