Photo: Karry Hosford
9 servings (serving size: 1 square of lasagna)

Reduce the fat but not the flavor in creamy lasagna by using ground turkey breast instead of ground beef, and using low-fat cheeses and egg substitute.  The frozen chopped spinach makes it more nutrient-packed than a traditional lasagna.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add turkey, onion, and garlic; cook until meat is browned, stirring to crumble. Add 5 3/4 cups marinara sauce; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Combine cottage cheese, egg substitute, Parmesan, parsley, pepper, and spinach; stir well.

Step 4

Spread remaining marinara sauce in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 noodles over marinara; top with cottage cheese mixture and half of the mozzarella. Spoon half of the turkey mixture over the mozzarella. Arrange the remaining noodles over turkey mixture. Top with remaining turkey mixture and mozzarella.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

CissyJ's Review

March 20, 2014
A great lasagna recipe! Filling and delicious. I subbed low fat ricotta for the cottage cheese and used oven ready noodles. I also only used one jar of sauce and that was plenty! Will be making again!

Jillster89's Review

February 13, 2013
Great recipe! Really easy to make, very tasty, and enough to last for a few meals. I love lasagna and its great having a healthy option. I didn't change a thing. Super fresh tasting.

AnitaCook's Review

January 07, 2012
Delicious. However, I made some modifications: I seasoned the onion/turkey mixture with salt/pepper and little Italian seasoning. I then added the drained spinach to the turkey mixture (instead of the cheese mixture) before adding sauce. I think this helps keep the dish from getting watery and improves the turkey flavor. I used less sauce - about 26 oz with the turkey mixture. Used 2 REAL eggs and nonfat ricotta instead of cottage cheese. cook/boil lasagna noodles makes life much easier. Enjoy....

seattlevj's Review

September 09, 2014
Even my teenagers enjoyed this!

Dahlia2009's Review

October 24, 2012
Delicious!! My 4 year old daughter who hates to eat anything with "green stuff" in it, ate every single bite with a Yummy in between. I will definitely make this again.

rhuber34's Review

October 04, 2009
Really good! I made it for my In-laws and everyone loved it. I used Low fat Ricotta because I already had it. Came out delicious but a little watery for what ever reason. Will make again!

SeaderEater's Review

January 11, 2010
My husband and I loved this recipe! It was good and easy to make. It actually made 12 servings instead of 9...and those were generous portions! I followed the recipe almost exactly but instead of cooking the lasagna noodles I just put them in dry and let them cook in the oven. I also used an italian seasoning mix instead of parsley. There are so many other ingredients you could add to this and it would be equally delicious.

TheAspiringChef's Review

May 14, 2014
So easy and delicious! I used oven-ready noodles and a jar of marinara sauce with mushrooms (Newman's Own was on sale). I also ran out of dried parsley so substituted 1 TBSP of italian seasoning and tasted great! Served it with a side of salad with my favorite dressing from this recipe:

AshLindsay's Review

June 04, 2010

gourmetNot's Review

June 02, 2011
My husband and I loved this recipe. For Lasagna it wasn't to hard or involved to prepare. We loved the fresh light flavors of one of our favorite comfort foods. We substituted white lasagna noodles for whole wheat and also the cottage cheese for low fat ricotta cheese which has the same calories value. This was very good. I would highly recommend this recipe.