Rachel's Special Occasion Lasagna

  • momsje3 Posted: 04/27/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I love this lasagna recipe. Even my carnivore leaning family will eat this without meat! Only substitution was the no boil lasagna noodles. Would serve to company. Served with french bread, salad, fruit. Easy to make - delish!

  • KelliJack1016 Posted: 07/31/09
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    I was nervous of how good this actually would be - and I was plesantly surprised how delicious it was! I plan to make this one of my regular recipes for lasagna because it was so easy! My Modifications: Used No-Boil Noodles, Added Ground Turkey Sausage, Used 1.5 jars of Classico Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce. I made this the night before and refrigerated - came out perfect the next night - still enjoying the leftovers!

  • Shendock Posted: 12/19/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    While I normally would not serve lasagna to guests, I have to give this 5 stars. The taste is worthy of guests and the culinary bang for the effort is impressive. I followed the recipe without modifications.

  • almurdock Posted: 01/04/09
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    My husband and I love this lasagna and have made it for company numerous times, with rave reviews. I tend to add a little extra dijon and garlic because I like the kick each gives to the lasagna. Serve it with a salad and some crusty bread, and you've got a great weeknight meal.

  • sterl704 Posted: 01/29/09
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    I made this for my family the other night thinking at best it would be filling. But it was really a very good recipe considering that it is low in calories. We all loved it. It was very tasty. This is a good family recipe to keep in the "regular" list. It was also easy which is always a plus.

  • flappyfrisk Posted: 04/12/09
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    Fantastic recipe! The mustard gives this such a unique flavor, and the cream cheese provides a creamy texture I've never had in a low-fat recipe. I used a little extra prepared mustard, since I didn't have dry mustard. Worked out great! Once I didn't have lasagna noodles, so I modified for stuffed shells. Big hit with the family!

  • michelley2222 Posted: 01/29/11
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    I used no cook lasagna noodles and it came out wonderful! This made it super easy and I loved that I could freeze the leftovers for another dinner. I recommend it!

  • liz581 Posted: 10/23/10
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    This was good and very easy. I ended up adding a little more tomato sauce. I wouldn't suggest no bake noodles--they were convenient, but the lasagna ended up a bit dry. Can't beat it for the effort!

  • Diannaj89 Posted: 12/10/11
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    Easy and Love it!

  • SchuylerV30 Posted: 01/15/12
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    This was sooo good and really easy to make. My whole family, including my five-year-old LOVED it!

  • JessieLauren Posted: 01/30/12
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    Best lasagna ever! I omitted the cream cheese, and added some ground turkey. I also used no bake noodles with vidalia onion tomato sauce (2 jars because of the no bake noodles), and some vidalia onions sauteed with the meat. Can't wait to make this again!

  • heidimotsch Posted: 01/14/12
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    This was one of the worst lasagnas I've ever made - and with a name that qualifies it as being for a special occasion, I was that much more disappointed with the results. Nothing special about it, not good tasting, and with so many truly outstanding light lasagna recipes on the site, skip this one.

  • jessicagrimm Posted: 02/22/12
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    This lasagna was VERY easy to make! I substituted no-boil noodles for cooked noodles and it turned out delicious. My husband said it tasted just like the Stouffer's version (he then said, "That's a compliment.") Easy and quick for a weeknight meal

  • rookiecok Posted: 07/29/14
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    This was so easy. I have only made lasagna once before, this was absolutely the better recipe than before. The next time I make it I will try adding Turkey Sausage. I saving this and put it in my rotation. Thanks for this delicious recipe.

  • lulubelle826 Posted: 04/22/14
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    How does this dish only have 284 calories per serving. I entered the recipe in myfitnesspal.com and was up to 800 calories before I put all the ingredients in!

  • AAHice Posted: 08/27/13
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    Made this last night with whole wheat pasta and all I can say is wow, wow, wow! I wouldn't believe that this was a lower fat version if I didn't put the stuff in it myself. This recipe is perfect just the way it is, but because I had some ground turkey on hand, I browned it up with some onion and the garlic in a little basil infused olive oil and added it after the cheese layers. Used low fat jarred marinara and it came out looking and tasting like a restaurant quality lasagna. Even better and firmer today for lunch. This recipe really is a keeper, and I wouldn't hesitate to make it for company. My new favorite lasagna recipe - bar none!

  • London1 Posted: 03/17/14
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    I found this somewhat bland. I used a jar and a half of marinara based on other comments. I would add some onions, celery, or peppers for some more texture. I also used precooked noodles and think I should have cooked it for longer.

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