Sunday, February 14, 2010
Lasagna recipe - 7 pts.
3/4 lb. extra lean ground beef
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 jar spaghetti sauce (26oz)
1 large tomato
9 lasagna noodles
1 container low fat cottage cheese (16oz)
2 cups 2% milk shredded, reduced fat mozzarella cheese
1) Cook the lasagna noodles per the direction on your package. Chop the tomato into 1/2 inch pieces.
2) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a medium to large skillet, brown the meat along with the garlic and oregano seasonings. When browned, drain if necessary, then add the spaghetti sauce and mix it all up. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn the burner off and mix in the chopped tomato pieces.
3) In a 13x9 baking dish, layer the ingredients as follows:
1/2 cup meat sauce
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup meat sauce
**Repeat the layers**
Top off with the remaining noodles and sauce mixture.
Cover the baking dish with foil
4) Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and top with the last cup of mozzarella cheese. Return the uncovered dish to the oven and continue to cook for an additional 5-6 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing
Recipe taken from eHow.com
Great recipe and no flavor lost in this yummy dish but less calories or points.