W/W Lasagna only has 8 W/W Points! Can you believe this Skinny Cheat’s Lasagna is actually healthy? It’s secretly thickened up with extra vegetables like carrots, zucchini, and celery, making it the perfect healthy comfort food. This Easy Lasagna Recipe is sure to make you feel like you’re indulging, without the guilt. We LOVE this Healthy Lasagna Recipe!
PREP TIME: 20MINUTES MINUTES
COOK TIME: 25MINUTES MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 45MINUTES MINUTES
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 carrots diced
2 ribs celery diced
1 zucchini peeled and diced
½ sweet yellow onion diced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 pound 90% lean ground beef or chicken/turkey
14.5 ounces diced tomatoes undrained (1 can)
1 cup water
¼ cup tomato paste
5 Barilla Oven-Ready lasagna sheets broken roughly into 8-12 pieces
1 cup mozzarella pearls optional
1½ cups non-fat shredded Italian cheese blend
½ cup chopped fresh basil plus more for serving
In a large, oven-proof skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium-high heat. Sauté the carrots and celery for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the diced onion and zucchini and sauté approximately 3-4 minutes or until onions are translucent and zucchini has softened.
Add the garlic and thyme, stir, and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the beef and cook 2-4 minutes or until beef has browned. Stir to break up any chunks of meat.
Stir in tomatoes, 1-cup water and tomato paste.
Do a taste test, and season, to taste, with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Bring the mixture to boil.
Add the pasta pieces and mozzarella pearls and stir.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered 10 minutes.
Remove lid and cook 5-10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
Turn oven to broil.
Top the beef mixture with the Italian Cheese Blend and broil just until cheese has melted and top is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped fresh basil.
Serve with side salad and oven-toasted, buttery crostini.
Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.
Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4098IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 3mg