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Skinny Slow-Cooker Lasagna

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Skinny Slow-Cooker Lasagna
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8
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Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares a recipe for Slow Cooker Lasagna that has been “healthified”.

Ingredients

1
lb Italian-seasoned ground turkey
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1
cup loosely packed fresh spinach, chopped
2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1
container (15 oz) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
15
uncooked whole wheat lasagna noodles

Directions

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, basil, salt and pepper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir 1 cup of the mozzarella, the ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. (Refrigerate remaining mozzarella cheese while lasagna cooks.)
  • 3 In 6-quart slow cooker, spoon one-fourth of the turkey mixture; top with 5 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Spread with half of the cheese mixture and one-fourth of the turkey mixture. Top with 5 noodles, the remaining cheese mixture and one-fourth of the turkey mixture. Top with the remaining 5 noodles and the remaining turkey mixture.
  • 4 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender.
  • 5 Sprinkle top of lasagna with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into pieces.
Tips  

To save time in the morning, the turkey and onions can be cooked and the cheese mixture made up the night before. Cover and refrigerate both in separate containers. When ready to use, continue with recipe as directed.

To save time and tears, purchased frozen chopped onion can be substituted for the chopped onion.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
160
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
27%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
37g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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