Low Fat High Protein Lasagna


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2lbs 96/4 lean beef

26oz jar of Pasta Sauce (use a lower fat sauce-1 gram of fat: barilla tomato and basil)

1 jar of 8oz tomato sauce

15oz low/fat free ricotta cheese

1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese

2 egg whites

4 cups of low-fat mozzarella

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Fresh basil

9 pieces’ oven ready lasagna noodles

Cooking Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.

2. In a large pan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain.

3. Add cooked meat with pasta sauce and tomato sauce to a large bowl and mix.

4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, Basil, eggs, and oregano.

5. Pour about 1 cup meat sauce on bottom of 11×7 inch baking dish.

6. Arrange 3 cooked pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup meat sauce.

7. Spread ¼ of cheese filling over meat sauce followed by another cup of meat sauce.
7. Then, ½ cup of mozzarella.

8. Repeat layers of pasta, sauce, cheese filling, and mozzarella 2 more times.

9. Top with layer of pasta and remaining sauce; sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan. Cover with foil.

10. Bake 30 minutes.

11. Remove foil; bake additional 10-15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.