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Light Beef and Sausage Lasagna

December 15, 2020

This low-fat take on lasagna uses lean beef and turkey sausage for a protein-packed main dish. It's a warm comfort meal that's perfect for winter nights. If you're cutting carbs, swap out the whole wheat lasagna noodles for a low-carb version, like Ciao Carb's . Add a green salad and you've got the perfect meal!

  • Yields: 12 servings
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Directions

1In a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Set aside 1 cup spaghetti sauce; stir remaining sauce into meat mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.

2In a small saucepan, melt cream cheese over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cottage cheese, egg and parsley.

3Spread meat sauce into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with 3 noodles, Italian cheese blend, 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning and cream cheese mixture. Layer with remaining noodles and reserved spaghetti sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining Italian seasoning.

4Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.

Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch
Prep: 45 min.
Bake: 45 min. + standing

Source: Taste of Home

Ingredients

1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed

1 cup 1% cottage cheese

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tbsp minced fresh parsley

6 whole wheat lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

1 cup shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend

3 tsp Italian seasoning, divided

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

3/4 lb lean ground beef (90% lean)

3/4 lb Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium green pepper, chopped

1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 piece
Calories298
Sodium772mg
Protein23g
Sugar3g
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat7g
Total Carbohydrates17g

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