Saturday, 3 March 2012

Easy, healthy lasagna!

Lasagna is one of the best kept recipe secrets! It never fails to impress and is simple to make so if you don't already make it, start now. Once you have made it a few times it is easy to tailor the recipe to make it your own. Below is a sneaky one for picky eaters ;)


1 pound lean ground beef (can be substituted for chicken, eggplant even tofu)
1 onion chopped
1 can of mushrooms drained
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 large container of cottage cheese (or mix half and half ricotta)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 package lasagna noodles
1 cup grated mozzarella
2 cups baby spinach leaves                                                           5 large carrots


~ Steam carrots until soft and puree

~in large skillet cook ground beef well, add onions, mushrooms and cook until transparent. Add pasta sauce, carrot puree and 1 cup chopped spinach

~in large bowl combine cottage chefs, eggs and other cup of chopped spinach. Add salt and pepper.

~spread thin layer of sauce on bottom of dish, layer pasta, sauce, mozza, pasta, cheese mix, mozza, pasta, sauce, mozza {use only half mozzarella while layering}

~cover with foil and bake in oven pre~heated to 350 degree F for 45 minutes

~remove and top with remaining mozza and bake for another 15 minutes

~remove and let stand for 10 minutes

 The great thing about lasagna is you can portion and freeze for easy meals at home or lunch for work when there is not enough time!

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