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This healthy lasagna recipe features ground turkey instead of beef,  reduced-fat cheese and vitamin-packed spinach. Using store-bought marinara sauce helps keep it easy.You can assemble this lasagna and freeze it, unbaked, for up to a month.  Let it thaw completely before baking. 

Recipe by Health February 2012

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Yield:
Makes: 9 servings (Serving size: 1 (4- by 3-inch) piece)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet and cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6-7 minutes. add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add turkey and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink and cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Add marinara, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cool slightly.

  • Combine ricotta, spinach, parsley, egg whites, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

  • Coat the bottom of a 14- x 11-inch lasagna pan with 1/2 cup sauce. arrange three lasagna noodles on the bottom of the pan. Spread 3/4 cup sauce evenly over noodles. Spoon 2/3 cup ricotta- spinach mixture evenly on top of sauce. Repeat layers two more times.

  • Cover top with three noodles and remaining 3/4 cup sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Cut into 9 squares and serve.

Chef's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; fat 11.3g; saturated fat 4.3g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.5g; cholesterol 44mg; protein 23g; carbohydrates 38g; sugars 5g; fiber 4g; sodium 321mg.
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