How delicious is lasagna? The only downfall is that it’s packed with tons of carbs and fat which equals a ton of calories! Well, how can we still get the best of both worlds and still be able to enjoy it without all these excess calories? Just stick with me, I’ve got you covered. My Low-fat Lasagna Cups will satisfy that decadent craving and have less than 200 calories per serving! What’s even better? They have only 12 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fat and a whopping 22 grams of quality protein. Enjoy!
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LOW-FAT LASAGNA CUPS
3/4 lb. extra lean ground beef (you can sub turkey, or omit for a vegetarian dish)
1/4 cup minced onion
1.5 TB fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp. garlic, crushed
1/2 cup marinara sauce (w/ approximately 60 calories per 1/2 cup)
2/3 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1 egg white
salt and pepper, to taste
12 won ton wrappers
3/4 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
How to Prepare
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Coat a 6-cup Jumbo muffin tin with non-stick spray. Set aside.
3. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray and place over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, onion, basil, and garlic. Cook until browned, crumbling the mixture with a large spoon or spatula as it cooks.
4. Add marinara sauce to the beef and stir well; remove from heat.
5. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, cottage cheeses, and egg white with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
6. Arrange 1 won ton wrapper into each of the 6 muffin tins, pressing carefully to ensure that they do not tear. Put 1 heaping TB of cheese mixture, then top with approximately 1 TB of meat sauce, then 1 TB mozzarella; repeat with one more layer of each (won ton, cheese, meat sauce, mozzarella).
7. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the wonton wrappers are golden brown. Enjoy!
Per lasagna cup (recipe makes 6): 190 calories, 22 gram protein, 12 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber), 6 grams fat
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Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.