Dr. Oz Approved Lasagna

Judy Kaye

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@paintedcookie

This recipe is 425 calories per serving and only 21 grams of fat. Pretty good when you consider how great is tastes.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
lean ground beef
spice mix (listed below)
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 c
finely chopped onion
2 clove
finely chopped garlic
1 1/2 c
finely chopped carrots
oil to saute and grease bottom of baking dish
3 Tbsp
tomato paste, italian
2
28 oz. cans of tomato puree
2
eggs, lightly beaten
2 qt
ricotta cheese
fresh parsley, chopped
4 oz
no-boil lasagna noodles
2
medium zuchini
1/4 c
freshly grated parmagiano-reggiano, divided

SPICE INGREDIENTS

2 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
dried basil
3/4 tsp
ground fennel seeds
2 tsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
dried onion powder
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
brown sugar
1 tsp
black pepper
2 Tbsp
iodized salt

Directions Step-By-Step

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Oz-Approved Lasagna
Looking to trim calories and fat from what you eat? The Oz family transforms the Borgna family lasagna into an Oz-approved meal.
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Added to Recipes on Fri 11/22/2013

Ingredients
Makes 12 to 15 servings

Lasagna Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
Spice mixture (recipe below)
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
Olive oil to sauté and grease pan
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 (28-oz) cans tomato purée or ground peeled tomatoes
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 qts ricotta
1/2 cup low-fat mozzarella
fresh parsley, chopped
4 oz no-boil lasagna noodles
2 medium zucchini
1/4 cup freshly grated parmagiano-reggiano, divided

Spice Ingredients
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
3/4 tsp ground fennel seed
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp crushed red-pepper flakes
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp iodized salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large, high-sided pan, add a touch of olive oil and sauté ground beef, breaking up large chunks, about 2 minutes. Add spice mixture and a few dashes Worcestershire sauce.

When meat has browned, add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add celery, carrots and tomato paste; stir together and allow to rust.

Add tomato sauce and simmer 5 to 10 minutes until slightly thickened and flavoring meat.

In a separate bowl, create ricotta: Combine egg, ricotta, low-moisture mozzarella mixture, 1/2 the parmagiano-reggiano and parsley.

Slice zucchini lengthwise on mandolin and place in strainer with salt to allow some water to come out.

To build: Grease 9"x13" baking dish with olive oil. Layer in a few sheets of pasta to cover the bottom, then layer with meat sauce and ricotta cheese. Start next layer with zucchini slices instead of pasta – repeat layering until dish is full. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #lasagna, #healthy