1 lb lean ground beef 1 small onion (chopped) 3 Cloves Garlic (minced) 1 can diced tomatoes (undrained) 1-1/4 cup water 8 oz tomato sauce 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes 1 tsp dried basil leaves 1 tsp dried oregano leaves 1 tsp salt 2-1/2 cup broken up whole wheat lasagna noodles 1 cup fat free cottage cheese 1/4 cup fat free grated Parmesan cheese Dash Basil and Pepper (optional) 1 egg Shredded fat free mozzarella cheese for garnish
In a large skillet, brown beef with onions and garlic. Drain. Add tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, parsley, basil, oregano, and salt. Stir in uncooked pasta. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Combine cottage and Parmesan cheeses. Mix in the egg. Sprinkle in basil and pepper to taste. Drop cheese mixture by rounded tablespoons onto pasta mixture. Cover and cook for 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and serve.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEATHERBYNUM906.
Don't forget about your local butchers. Ground beef can be had at 98% fat free from them. And if you limit your meat usage... it comes out comparable to non-locally sourced meat. Keep your money in your LOCAL communities!
I made a few changes - used 93% ground turkey instead of ground beef, crushed tomatoes instead of diced, no onions, extra garlic, and I added some crushed red pepper for some zing. We also skipped the ricotta - kids don't like ricotta. Very good dish.
Perfect to make on a weeknight and the kids loved it. Adding some veggies and / or serving with a salad makes this totally guilt free dinner enjoyment for the whole family. Definitely getting added to my regular meal rotation!
It was pretty good, but next time I'll season the meat before adding all the other stuff because it was a little bland. Also, I'm thinking about adding some broccoli and spinach for a little extra color, texture, flavor and an additional vegetable serving.