Monday, January 7, 2013

Skinny Skillet Lasagna



This quick (about 30 minutes) one-dish meal is tasty and even healthy. 
Loaded with whole grain lasagna noodles, veggies and protein..it's sure to please, and fill the hungriest of tummies. 

Oh how I LOVE Nancy's recipes at Skinny Kitchen.  She proves again and again, that healthy food can be very delicious. 

Try this recipe when you have a busy afternoon and need dinner in a rush. 

Weight Watchers Points listed below. 


SKINNY SKILLET LASAGNA 

1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 Tb. fresh garlic, minced
1½ c. mushrooms, sliced
1 c. onions, chopped
1 c. zucchini, chopped
(I used frozen...from my freezer)
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
¼ teaspoon salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
6 whole wheat or whole grain lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
23-26 ounces jarred pasta or marinara sauce
(I used Prego’s Heart Smart) 
2 cups water
¾ cup fat-free cottage cheese
½ cup light mozzarella cheese, shredded

 Cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet or pan over medium-high heat, breaking into pieces, until almost cooked through, about 4 minutes. No need to drain meat if using extra lean beef. If not, drain meat and return to skillet.

Stir in garlic, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until vegetables are soft. Stir often.

Sprinkle broken lasagna noodles into the skillet, then pour in pasta sauce and water over top.

Cover and cook, adjusting heat as necessary to maintain a vigorous simmer, until noodles are tender (about 20 minutes).

Remove skillet from heat. Dot tablespoons of cottage cheese over noodles then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.  Cover and let skillet stand off heat until the cheeses melt (about 5 minutes).
(I added cheese directly to sauce) 

Serves 8 (about 1 cup each)

From Skinny Kitchen website: 

Weight Watchers (old points) 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (about 1 cup)
236 calories, 5g fat, 21g protein, 26g carbs, 5g fiber, 512mg sodium, 9g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 serving
493 calories, 17g fat, 20g protein, 63g carbs, 7g fiber, 1, 085mg sodium, 20g sugar
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