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Easy Oven Lasagna

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Here’s an update on an old favorite that saves not only calories but also time. No need to precook the noodles. Recipe courtesy of the clinical nutrition staff of City of Hope.


  • 1/4 pound ground turkey or ground beef (10% fat)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 cups bottled or homemade marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces uncooked spinach noodles or whole-wheat lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese



Preheat oven to 375oF. Brown ground meat in nonstick fry pan and drain well. Add water and marinara sauce; bring to boil. Remove from heat. In 2-quart (9″ x 13″) dish, layer sauce, uncooked lasagna noodles, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese; repeat layers, ending with sauce and Parmesan cheese. The sauce will be runny. Cover dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Makes 8 generous servings.


Per serving: 280 calories, 9 grams fat, 1 gram fiber


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Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

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