All of these hearty lasagnas weigh in at less than 300 calories, so indulge in a little pasta. You might end up weighing in
lighter than expected, too.
Tips for Lighter Lasagna
Drastically cut fat and calories with a few simple tips and substitutions, and eat cheesy lasagna without guilt.• Replace
full-fat cheeses with reduced-fat and part-skim cheeses.• Reduce the amount of cheese in a traditional recipe by 1/3 to 1/2.•
Use lean ground beef or try turkey sausage or a meatless sausage.• Omit the meat altogether and make a veggie lasagna.• Pay
attention to portion size, even with a low-fat lasagna.
Rachel's Special Occasion Lasagna
You sure won't miss the meat in this rich dish featuring five different types of cheese, eggs, and a bottled pasta sauce.
In addition to being low in calories, it's also a good source of calcium.Recipe: Rachel's Special Occasion Lasagna
Fresh-from-the garden vegetables such as broccoli, carrot, squash, spinach, and onion are the stars of the cheesy, meat-free
lasagna. This recipe calls for precooked noodles, which will save you a bit of prep time.Recipe: Garden-Style Lasagna
Instead of noodles, this lasagna is layered with polenta slices, a meatless sausage-vegetable mixture, and marinara sauce.
If you want beef lasagna, just use lean ground beef instead of the meatless sausage.Recipe: Polenta Lasagna
Tomato-Basil Lasagna with Prosciutto
One of our on-line reviewers says "this is the simplest lasagna recipe I've ever made. Even my picky husband liked it!" The
prosciutto is a nice switch from beef, and you can make it up to one month ahead and freeze.Recipe: Tomato-Basil Lasagna with Prosciutto
Cheesy Spinach Lasagna
It's hard to beat a top-notch spinach lasagna, but the added Canadian bacon in this one takes it over the top.Recipe: Cheesy Spinach Lasagna
Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna
This zucchini eggplant lasagna makes use of fresh summer produce in a filling meatless entrée.Recipe: Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna
Vegetable Polenta Lasagna
Substitute in polenta and seasonal vegetables for pasta and shave of unnecessary calories without sacrificing taste.