Pasta and Grains: Pasta and Noodle Dishes: Fantastic Lasagna

For a healthy alternative to the old favorite, try this re-invented lasagna made with ground turkey.

Author: Natalie Tolliver, member
Date: February 09, 2012

Suggestions: Prepare sauce a day in advance. The day of, boil the noodles, assemble the dish, and bake 45 minutes.

Serves: 12 person(s)

Preparation Time: 1 hrs
Cooking Time: 2 hrs


    0.68 kg extra lean ground turkey
    1,314.29 g reduced-sodium spaghetti sauce (or 2 jars: 1 lbs, 14 oz each)
    428.57 g fat-free ricotta cheese
    2 eggs
    0.23 kg lasagna noodles
    2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
    342.86 g grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
    171.43 g grated reduced-fat provolone cheese


    In a large skillet, brown ground turkey; drain fat. Add spaghetti sauce. Bring to a boil, then let stand.

    In a mixing bowl combine ricotta cheese and eggs; beat. Set aside.

    Preheat oven to 350ºF.

    In a pan bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the lasagna and boil 9 to 11 minutes, until desired tenderness. Drain lasagna. Carefully separate noodles and lay them out on a platter.

    In a large baking dish (9" x 13" desired), layer as follows: meat sauce, noodles, cheese-egg mixture. Repeat layers in that order until egg-cheese mixture is used up. Top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the sauce. Add mozzarella cheese layer and provolone cheese layer.

    Place in preheated oven and bake 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.


    If using regular spaghetti sauce, sodium is 1029 mg per serving (note: various brands' sodium content may vary).

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:339 cals
Kilojoules:1,419 kJ
Fat:9.5 g
Carbohydrates:29.1 g
Protein:32.6 g
Cholesterol:91.0 mg
Sodium:707 mg
Saturated Fat:4.8 g
Fiber:4.0 g
Calcium:430.0 mg
Total Sugars:9.7 g

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