Healthy Whole Wheat Lasagna

by Vanessa Claire Bonnin
(Malibu, CA)

My mom lived in Italy for about 8 years before she had me. She was married to an authentic Italian man with a very authentic Italian mother who taught her everything about Italian cooking. Thankfully, this knowledge has been passed down to me. Good thing I love to cook. I put my own spin on things and make healthier versions of what my mother taught me. I wanted to create the same great taste of those recipes without sacrificing my health or flavor.


So here goes...here is my Healthy Whole Wheat Lasagna Recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb of Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil
  • 1 lb low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1-16 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz package of baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 10 oz package of chopped frozen spinach
  • Salt and Pepper

    PREPARATION

    Sauce:
  • Saute onion, garlic, salt and pepper, over medium heat in 1T olive oil until tender
  • Add 1 lb of ground turkey and cook until browned.
  • Add can of crushed tomatoes, oregano and basil, and simmer

    Lasagna:
  • Boil 4-6 quarts of water in a big pot. Meanwhile, clean and chop mushrooms and saute in 1 T olive oil until cooked. Set aside.
  • Salt water and add lasagna noodles carefully.
  • Bring to a boil and cook 4-5 minutes; drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.

  • I usually take the noodles and hang them over the side of the colander so they cool quickly and they are easy to grab.

  • Start your lasagna by adding some of the sauce to the bottom of a lasagna pan and then layer 3 sheets of lasagna onto the bottom.
  • Spread more sauce, cheese, mushrooms, and spinach evenly over noodles.
  • Repeat until no more noodles. On the last layer, add sauce and cheese to cover.

  • Bake at 375F for 30 min covered with foil, remove foil and bake an additional 15-30 minutes until cheese browns.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.

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    Sep 21, 2009
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    Very delicious!
    by: GFB

    I have had the pleasure of eating this dish, and the flavor and texture make it a winner!

    Sep 21, 2009
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    MMMM....sounds delicious!
    by: Anonymous

    Great job composing this recipe! It looks delicious!!

    Sep 21, 2009
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    Vanessa's recipe
    by: Anonymous

    Tried this recipe and it is simply scrumptuous.
    Deserves a first prize.

    Les R.

    Sep 21, 2009
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    delicious!
    by: Kristin

    Healthy Italian cooking! YUM!!

    Sep 21, 2009
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    Great!
    by: Hubert & Clairette

    It makes our mouth water Vanessa! Sure you'll become big 'chef'.

    Sep 21, 2009
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    Lasagna's Back!
    by: Bunny G

    I am adding these ingredients to this week's shopping list - can't wait to try this recipe! In my effort to avoid high-calorie meals, I've been making lasagna less and less often, and I miss it! If this turns out to be as tasty as the ingredients suggest, my family and I will be indebted to you for the return of lasagna to the table!

    Sep 21, 2009
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    Yummy!
    by: Joan K

    I've tasted this and it really tastes like an 'authentic' Italian recipe - but healthier. The addition of spinach and mushrooms rounds out the flavor.

    Sep 20, 2009
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    wow!
    by: Sara M.

    It is so refreshing to see a recipe that is not only delicious but nutricious! Bravo!

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