Cooking at Home - Skillet Lasagna

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Published Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Makes: 7 servings

This lasagna can be prepared entirely on the stovetop and uses Parmesan and cottage cheese. Add fresh veggies like green peppers, spinach, or whatever you have on hand to increase flavor and nutrients. Make a meal of it with your favorite fruit. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can tomatoes (14.5 ounce)
  • 1 cup tomato paste (6 ounce can)
  • 1 parsley, fresh (1 Tablespoon, optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 garlic powder (1 teaspoon, optional)
  • 2 cups egg noodles (cooked)
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese, low-fat
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Chop onion. Cook beef and onion, in  a large frying pan until beef is brown and onion is tender. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, water, and garlic powder to the beef mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer until sauce is thick, about 25 minutes.
  3. Cook noodles in a separate saucepan according to package directions. Drain.
  4. Add cooked, drained noodles to the beef mixture. Stir to prevent sticking.
  5. Mix cheeses and drop by spoonfuls into the frying pan.
  6. Cover and heat over low heat about 5 minutes.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers.

Notes

To decrease fat and cholesterol, omit the beef and add vegetables such as broccoli or zucchini to the sauce.

Source: Eating Right Is Basic, Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service, Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup prepared lasagna, 1/7 of recipe (256g)

Nutrients

Amount

Total Calories

182

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Cholesterol

25 mg

Sodium

236 mg

Carbohydrates

22 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

7 g

Added Sugars included

0 g

Protein

14 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg

Calcium

96 mg

Iron

2 mg

Potassium

543 mg

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