Full of satisfying flavor and good-for-you nutrients, these lightened-up lasagna recipes are ideal for a crowd.
May 04, 2017
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Healthy lasagna recipes
Traditional lasagna recipes tend to call for ingredients that are high in calories and saturated fat. But with a few simple swaps, we were able to reduce the calorie count significantly in these healthier lasagna recipes while also boosting the amount of good-for-you nutrients. The result? Indulgent lasagna meals you can actually feel good about eating.
These recipes are easy to make, and most require about 15-20 minutes of prep. Know you have a busy week ahead? Chop all the fresh veggies on Sunday, refrigerate, and then toss everything together about an hour before you want to serve dinner.
We also love that these recipes are packed with calcium (thanks to low-fat cheese), protein (from lean meats like ground turkey), and plenty of filling fiber(we loaded them up with fresh veggies and pulses, like black beans). Bookmark your favorite lasagna recipes from this list for the next time you're craving lower-calorie comfort food.
High in protein, fiber, and calcium, this veggie lasagna recipe manages to combine nutrient-rich mushrooms, artichokes, and spinach with low-fat cheeses to create a healthier pasta dish that still tastes totally decadent. Instead of heavy cream, we used skim milk, flour, and a dash of nutmeg, so you won't feel overly weighed-down.
Less than 300 calories a slice, this lasagna is low-calorie but still delicious. And it doesn’t sacrifice the cheesy taste you crave from a lasagna meal, thanks to part-skim ricotta, part-skim mozzarella, and Parmesan.
Just 15 minutes of prep is all you need to whip up this satisfying, healthier vegetable lasagna. Every bite is full of protein, calcium, fiber, and iron. And with plenty of savory roasted vegetables and low-fat cheese, we guarantee you won't miss the meat.
Welcome warmer weather with this garden lasagna. The recipe requires a bit more prep, but the delicious gourmet result is worth the extra effort. You'll get a veggie-rich lasagna that's full of unexpected and summery flavors, including carrot, corn, and zucchini.
Whether it's a big dinner party or a cozy night in for two, this healthier lasagna will make for an incredible (but still low-calorie) main course. The secret ingredient that gives it its amazing flavor? Dijon mustard.
A great source of fiber, protein, iron, and calcium, this lasagna meal requires a mere 20 minutes of prep and 40 minutes in the oven. The result? A warm platter of comfort-food goodness that needed minimal effort to whip up.
Just one serving of this turkey and spinach-based lasagna is filled with 28 grams of protein, plus a hearty helping of calcium and fiber. Even better: It's completely cheesy, meaty, and unbelievably good.
It may seem unconventional, but your slow cooker is ideal for making lasagna—as long as you use no-boil noodles, which ensure that the final result isn't soggy. We also love that this dish is packed with flavor from pesto, spinach, and mushrooms, plus low-fat cheese.